Category: Data Center

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Storage Spaces Direct is a scalable and cost-effective storage solution for VMware vSphere environments

A cluster of Windows Server nodes can use the software-defined storage (SDS) solution Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) to pool their local storage drives into a single, highly available storage pool. The creation and management of virtual discs (VDisks) with different sizes and performance characteristics may then be done using this storage pool. The Datacenter and Standard editions of Windows Server 2022, 2019 and 2016 come with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).

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Distributed Firewalls: The #1 Key to a Secure Network

Distributed firewalls, a modern firewall technology, aim to safeguard contemporary data centers and cloud environments. They distinguish themselves from traditional firewalls through various characteristics, such as: dynamic and scalable rule enforcement, which allows for more efficient management and adaptability in rapidly changing network environments. Additionally, distributed firewalls incorporate advanced threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to detect and mitigate emerging threats in real-time. They also offer enhanced visibility and control, providing administrators with granular insights into network traffic and the ability to enforce policies at a more granular level. Furthermore, distributed firewalls support seamless integration with cloud orchestration platforms, enabling automated and centralized security management across multi-cloud environments. Lastly, these firewalls provide high-performance and low-latency protection, ensuring that network traffic flows smoothly without compromising security. Benefits of Distributed Firewalls They offer a number of benefits over traditional firewalls, including: Use Cases for Distributed Firewalls Can be used in a variety of use cases, including: Samples of Use Cases Here are some specific examples of how distributed firewalls can be used in real-world environments: Here are some samples of distributed firewalls that can be used in infrastructure: These are just a few examples of this type of firewall that can be...

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KubeVirt: The Next-Gen Virtualization Solution for Kubernetes – Run Containers and VMs Side-by-Side

KubeVirt is a Kubernetes-native virtualization solution that allows users to run virtual machines (VMs) and containers side-by-side on the same platform. Kubernetes has become the standard for managing containerized applications in the ever-changing field of cloud computing and containerization. Containers have revolutionized the packaging, distribution, and deployment of applications, providing unmatched flexibility and scalability. However, certain tasks cannot be confined to containers alone, requiring the use of virtual machines (VMs). To address this, the KubeVirt project has been created to seamlessly integrate VMs with containers, allowing Kubernetes to effectively handle both technologies.

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Proxmox Backup Server: #1 Comprehensive and Cost-Effective Data Protection

Proxmox Backup Server is a robust backup software solution designed for enterprise use. It enables you to securely back up virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts. This software is highly optimized for the Proxmox Virtual Environment platform and offers convenient web-based management, allowing you to easily handle data backups across remote sites.

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Should You Use VMware Fault Tolerance All the Time?

VMware Fault Tolerance (VMware FT) is one of vSphere clustering features that can protect services with zero downtime but not useful for any services or any virtual machine.

This post is not about VMware Fault Tolerance capabilities and I’ll reviewing use cases. At end of this post, you’ll find why this feature is not suitable for each service or environment. Also find that when you should use it and when you should not use that.

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Veeam Backup and Replication – How to Choose Best Transport Mode for vSphere Proxy?

I’m sure that most IT administrators are familiar with Veeam’s products and specially, Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam BR). This product is one of popular backup and replication suite for physical and virtual environments. Veeam Backup and Replication offers three transport modes and we’ll review the transport modes and condition of their selection in this post.

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Virtual Machine Identification (VM-ID) in Fibre Channel: A Comprehensive Overview

Virtual Machine Identification (VMID or VM-ID) is a technology for tracking virtual machine I/O between virtual machine and SAN target. VM-ID can be used by hypervisor and FC switch to trace generated I/O by specific VM. As result, we can optimize whole SAN area for VI workload and non-VI workloads would be achieved.

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Kata Containers, Container with VM Isolation

Kata Containers offers method of container deployment with more security. Security is one biggest challenge about containers and containers has lower level of security compared to virtual machines. Because virtual machines are isolated from each other, but containers can’t provide isolation same as virtual machines.

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Optimizing Data Protection: Unleashing the Power of Database Backup Best Practices in Virtualization Platforms

Virtualization platforms such as VMware vSphere or Linux KVM supporting large scale of virtual machines now. Even, virtualization platforms can host monster virtual machines as database server. At this post, we’ll review database backup solutions in virtualization platforms about advantages and disadvantages.