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  • Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Depth

    Interested in Windows Server 2012 R2 deduplication? In this white paper by MVP Mike Resseler you will find all the details you need to know to get you started. Learn how deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 works including what methods are used and what you need to keep an eye on when starting with a deduplication project.

  • Best Practices for Virtualizing and Protecting Exchange Server

    Microsoft Exchange Server is really designed for use with physical hardware—and virtualization adds another layer of complexity. This white paper by MVP Brien Posey explains several best practices for successfully virtualizing Exchange.

  • Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks

    Although most backup administrators understand the importance of testing their backups, comprehensive testing has often proven to be illusive. Server virtualization solves this problem by making lab testing much easier, but only if the virtual lab is configured properly. This white paper explores the challenges and benefits of testing your backups in a virtual lab.

  • Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices

    Do you look at Hyper-V with questions on what the best approaches are for backup and storage? There are many decision points as well as approaches to take, some of which aren’t optimal for the current Hyper-V offering. This white paper from 11x MVP Brien Posey will look closely at key technologies for storage and backup for Hyper-V with additional perspective from Veeam.

  • vSphere 5.5 Top New Features and Upgrade Tips

    The latest version of VMware vSphere has a number of compelling features for companies looking to build modern data centers for service-centric IT organizations. This paper will navigate critical topics for companies on previous versions of vSphere as well as organizations starting the virtualization process.

  • Technologies Converge: Backing Up and Storing Big Data

    Big data is almost out of control…but not quite. There are still methods for getting it under control. Learn more about them in this white paper.

  • 5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery and High Availability as a Service

    Setting up a disaster recovery infrastructure doesn’t have to be a disaster. New advancements in cloud computing offer practical options for IT shops struggling with DR. Read more in this white paper.

  • 5 Reasons End User Experience Management is Not a Dimension of APM

    This white paper, with contributions by APMdigest's Editor-in-Chief Pete Goldin and BMC Software's David Williams, former Gartner Research VP, outlines why End User Experience Management goes beyond APM to deliver critical analytics and operational insight that drive user productivity. Read now.

  • 5 Ways VERDE Desktop Virtualization is the Simple, Smarter Solution

    There are many desktop virtualization solution providers for you to consider in your VDI journey. Your decision can make you a hero…or not. What makes the VERDE solution unique? Read how they summed it up to five key items that matter to you.

  • Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software

    In this white paper see how 14 virtual backup products scored in this free evaluation report from Info-Tech Research Group. Learn more and read on.

  • Solving Common Data Protection Challenges - Advice from the Trenches

    Today's datacenter administrators have more to deal with than ever before. Not only are they expected to protect every virtual machine and file in the datacenter but they must do it under the pressure of constant change. Find out how what smart admins are doing to make data protection, disaster recovery, data restoration, and server consolidation, easy in this white paper by vExpert, David Davis.

  • A Practical Guide to Protecting and Leveraging Your Virtual Environment for Rapid Recovery

    This guide discusses the advantages of using one backup solution that protects data housed both in virtual and physical environments. Learn more.

  • Achieving Best Practices for Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of today's virtual server data protection and identifies the market leaders. Download now to find out how each solution measured up against best practices in virtual data protection.

  • ESG Lab Validation Report: Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

    Read the results of the ESG Lab Validation report based on hands-on testing of the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance.

  • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

    Read about the five critical decisions organizations must make when building a backup and recovery plan that creates an efficient, scalable, future-prepared environment. Learn more.

  • Taking the Leap to Virtualization

    Read this white paper to learn how virtualization offers dramatic benefits for midsize companies, including efficiency, cost savings, and increased reliability and performance. Find out the best way to implement a virtualization solution to allow you to do more with less and free up IT staff to focus on strategic projects that help your company grow. Discover more!

  • A Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation

    Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning are a challenge for organizations with demanding SLAs. This white paper highlights the factors to consider when planning BC and DR strategy and explains how to put those strategies into action.

  • Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups

    In recent years, disk-based backup and recovery solutions have become increasingly popular as organizations strive to meet demanding recovery objectives (RTOs and RPOs) while providing a solution to easily manage data protection needs. Read on.

  • Top 5 Reasons to Virtualize Exchange

    This white paper is about the top five reasons to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2013, and the issues you should consider when deciding whether to install Exchange on physical servers or Virtual Machines. Read on.

  • Microsoft VSS: What Every VMware Admin Needs to Know

    Even VMware vSphere environments must respect Microsoft technology when it comes to application backups. Respecting how Microsoft VSS operates, and how your backup solution integrates with it, has become a mission-critical skill in Modern Data Protection™. Learn more.

  • Bringing Automation to the Datacenter

    Bring value to your organization by automating your datacenter. Wondering how to get going and what needs to be automated? Or if automation will cost you more than that it costs to manually perform tasks? In this white paper, industry expert Mike Resseler tackles many topics.

  • Free VCAP5-DCA Study Guide

    Free VCAP5-DCA Study Guide For those currently holding their VCP certification and want to take it up a notch, Jason and Josh have you covered with the 248-page VCAP5-DCA study guide. Using this study guide along with hands-on lab time will help you in the three and a half hours, lab-based VCAP5-DCA exam.

  • Aligning Your Business Needs with Veeam Backup & Replication

    In this white paper learn the importance of defining the services that an IT department delivers to the business and what levels of protection are required by these services. Once able to define the services and levels of protection required we will delve into the Veeam Backup and Replication V7 to understand how it can help you meet these requirements, from a simple backup to replication of a mission critical application.

  • Veeam Backup & Replication v7: A VMware Architect’s Favorite Features

    Download 'Veeam Backup & Replication v7: A VMware Architect’s Favorite Features' and learn about many of the additions to the Veeam Backup & Replication family. This white paper compares how we did things in v6.5 and how we do them in v7 to give you, the backup administrator, a deep technical understanding of the product to gain better results in your backup environment.

  • The End is Here: Crush Your XP End of Life Problem TODAY

    Up to 30% of desktops still run on XP and the EOL is just months away. Do you have a plan? It's not too late to solve your XP EOL problems with Virtual Bridges' fast and simple desktop virtualization software. Learn how our VDI solution crushes XP EOL problems.

  • How to Cut VDI Storage Costs and Optimize Performance with VERDE™ Storage Optimizer™ CacheIO™

    The need for costly storage solutions—and lots of it—is a significant challenge to desktop virtualization. Virtual Bridges takes a unique and innovative approach to caching that dramatically reduces network traffic to optimize storage, boost performance and cut costs. Learn more.

  • Report: Windows Server 2012 Migration/Virtualization Survey

    Take a closer look at organizations attitudes towards Windows Server 2012 migration, what their adoption plans are and discover the latest virtualization trends in Symantec’s Windows Server 2012 Migration/Virtualization survey findings. Learn more.

  • What to Look for in a Data Protection Solution for Virtual Environments

    Learn the top "must have" features to ensure your backup and recovery solution provides the best data and system protection for any virtual environment. Read on.

  • Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments

    ESG considers the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities. Read on.