Data Protection Tip #5 - Be Virtual

The opportunity to really change how backup and recovery are done has emerged as a result of developments in the world of virtualization, particularly from storage virtualization products.

The benefits of using virtual machines in a large data center are numerous, but SMBs can benefit from these emerging technologies as well.

Instead of being confined to one operating system on each physical computer, companies can leverage virtual server technology to deploy multiple environments on the same server.

Companies can use virtual servers to eliminate costs of managing and upgrading legacy hardware by migrating older applications onto virtual machines running on new, reliable hardware.

They can also consolidate low-use departmental servers onto a single physical server to decrease management complexity.