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VMware vSphere 5.1 Feature Spotlight: vSphere Data Protection

VMware has added some really great features with their vSphere Data Protection product that ships with the vSphere 5.1 environment. By leveraging the vSphere API – Data Protection (VADP) it allows for reduced load on the vSphere hosts which is great news for resource utilization. So What does vSphere Data Protection Do? The new vSphere Data Protection 5.1 does some …

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Belt and Suspenders: When one tool is not enough

There has always been a drive in the software and infrastructure environment to find the ultimate single tool that achieves everything you need. It is truly the Holy Grail of the IT industry and much like the Holy Grail, it remains an unreachable goal for most organizations; but that’s OK. Enter the Portal As the Internet rose to large acceptance …

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VMware vSphere 5.1 Feature Spotlight: vSphere Replication

In this Feature Spotlight we are going to look at the VMware vSphere Replication capability. While vSphere has already dipped their toes into the replication waters, the change with vSphere 5.1 is that the feature is bundled with the core and available to all editions. Replication is the backbone of so many functions in IT today that adding it to …

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VMware Announcements – vSphere 5.1 Licensing – What does it mean to you?

It’s VMworld 2012 time and with it come some exciting changes. So what do today’s VMware announcements mean to us in the virtualization community? I’m sure that you’ve already seen the news that with the upcoming version 5.1 release of VMware vSphere that the game has changed quite a bit. There are a few key pieces that came to light …