Virtualization challenges

Asaro, Tony
December 2007
Storage Magazine;Nov2007, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p64
The article looks at some of the issues involved in backing up and recovering data in a virtual machine (VM) environment. Among the issues tackled are: the burden posed on the host's shared resources, especially if multiple VMs share the same host resources and are scheduled at the same time; the requirement of setting up backup scheduling and policies, as well necessitating a client agent license, for each VM; and the lack of bare-metal recovery options, so a VM cannot be restored as a whole. The article advises information technology (IT) vendors to focus more on teaching people how to effectively and seamlessly use their stuff with VMs.


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