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  • SOA governance tools offer automation, centralization

    This article takes a look at SOA governance tools and how various vendor offerings stack up. Continue Reading

  • Backing up virtual machines made simple with recovery in place, VM backup software

    Server virtualization has dramatically changed the process of backing up virtual machines, as well as the options that exist for backup recovery. Perhaps the most innovative of the recovery features is recovery in place. Recovery in place allows a virtual machine (VM) to be run directly from the backup media while a traditional restoration is taking place behind the scenes. Snapshot technology ensures that the backup is not modified as a result of recovery in place and allows any newly occurring write operations to be added to the virtual machine once the restoration is complete, thereby bringing the restored VM up to date. As revolutionary as recovery in place may be, however, implementing it requires proper planning in order to avoid performance and security issues. This three-part guide will discuss how recovery in place works and what administrators must do to avoid common pitfalls. Continue Reading