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  • June 08, 2016 08 Jun'16

    Veeam decides to get physical at last

    Veeam made its name on its backup product for virtual servers, but now it plans to allow customers to backup physical servers too. It has long resisted this move, which isn't too surprising as it ...

  • February 11, 2015 11 Feb'15

    Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite

    This year, Unitrends announced UCRS, a new software bundle that offers backup for virtual and physical servers, as well as hybrid cloud DR.

  • September 17, 2014 17 Sep'14

    Look out Symantec! Virtual server backup specialist Veeam is behind you

    One of the big surprises of the recent TechTarget European Purchasing Intentions survey was the appearance of Veeam as number two customer choice of backup software product. In the survey Symantec ...

  • October 09, 2013 09 Oct'13

    Veeam ties backup monitoring into VMware management app

    Veeam Software integrates its virtual server backup with its Management Pack, enabling management of backup monitoring in Microsoft System Center.

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  • Backing up virtual machines doesn't have to hurt

    Backing up virtual servers was a serious challenge for a number of years. Even today, many shops use traditional, agent-based backup to protect virtual servers. But it's a classic example of something working well until it doesn't. Virtual server backup has a threshold of sorts. If you just need to protect a few, or even more than a few virtual servers, agent-based backup will probably work out fine. But if you can't count your virtual machines (VMs) on the collective fingers of your IT team, things can get a little bit iffy.

    Resource contention and licensing costs are major issues, as is the difficulty to track and protect new virtual machines as they are created. However, these challenges can be avoided by choosing a VM-specific backup product. There are a number of third-party options available, and most legacy backup software products now offer a VM backup option. If you are experiencing VM backup issues or just getting started with backing up virtual servers, our Drill Down on VM backup can help.

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  • Virtual server sprawl and your backups: How can you cope?

    Brien Posey looks at how although there are a number of techniques developed to reduce virtual server sprawl, the problem has not been eliminated. Continue Reading

  • Using deduplication when backing up virtual machines

    Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses using deduplication when backing up virtual machines in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading

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