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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 Performance and Best Practices White Paper Posted

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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 is a component of VMware Infrastructure that ensures a speedy and successful datacenter recovery by automating the recovery process and eliminating the complexity of managing and testing recovery plans. A new white paper, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 Performance and Best Practices, is now available at http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-vCenter-SRM-WP-EN.pdf You Read more...

10 Reasons why VMware ESXi 4 is perfect for the SMB

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Over on VirtualizationAdmin.com, David Davis has an article on why ESXi is the best choice for SMBs, providing ten reasons for this view.  Here is the summary: VMware ESXi is Free Easy Upgrade to VMware vSphere  Higher consolidation ratio  Memory Over Commitment and Transparent Page Sharing  Most number of complementary applications that you can upgrade to Read more...

A Final Thought on vShield Zones

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vShield Zones: Gain Visibility for Security and Compliance By Jerome Bomengo (VMware SE) With all the new functionality that shipped in vSphere 4, it’s easy to overlook a small yet powerful feature like vShield Zones.  vShield Zones came to VMware by way of the Blue Lane acquisition in October 2008 and is part of VMware’s Read more...

Winner of Cycle 5 on vShield Zones!

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Congratulations to Eric Siebert. He is the winner of our fifth cycle of the vSphere blog contest. His entry is shown below and can also be found at: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/why-use-vshield-zones/ Why use vShield Zones? Posted by: Eric Siebert  Eric Siebert, vShield Zones, VMware, use case  VMware introduced vShield Zones as part of the vSphere release along Read more...

The Start of Cycle 6 – Cisco Nexus 1000V

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This week starts the 6th cycle of our vSphere Blog Contest. Over the next two weeks, we will be highlighting the Cisco Nexus 1000V (http://www.vmware.com/products/cisco-nexus-1000V/overview.html). The Nexus 1000V ensures consistent, policy-based network capabilities to virtual machines across your data center as a pure software implementation of a Cisco Nexus switch. Cisco Nexus 1000V integrates with VMware vSphere to deliver Read more...

Great intro to vSphere

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Have you ever tried to explain or justify virtualization to someone, but walked away feeling they didn’t quite get it? e.g. your boss, or maybe someone else that needs to “get it” for you to get your job done. Here’s a great video that is crisp, concise and hits all the main points in an Read more...

VMware Data Recovery and File Level Restore

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Today we released an updated version of VMware Data Recovery (VDR) – we have been working hard on this release for the past few months and we think it moves the needle significantly forward.    Get more information about the updated VDR release here. So, what are the highlights of this updated release of VDR?  Support Read more...