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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 15:51

Making Virtualisation in IT an Advantage, not a Risk

The big selling point about virtualisation, at least in disaster recovery terms, is the power it gives to handle single points of IT failure. The idea is to distribute applications the right way over a number of servers; then if one physical machine crashes, another one should be available to ensure that applications can continue to run.  However, if virtualisation is simply bolted on in the hopes that this alone will protect an IT installation, then you may be in line for a rude awakening. Virtualisation needs to be deliberately integrated into an overall DR plan.

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http://www.opscentre.com.au/blog/making-virtualisation-in-it-an-advantage-not-a-risk/