NAKIVO Releases v9 with Support for Physical Windows Server Backup

Introduction Nakivo, a fast-growing software company dedicated to protecting virtualised and cloud environments, announces NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9, which now includes support for Physical windows server backup. This announcement Further strengthens Nakivo's position in the market. Other features include Physical to virtual (p2V) simplifying the migration from Physical Servers to an impressive choice of... Continue Reading →

Altaro VM Backup v8 Review

Introduction Altaro VM Backup was founded in 2009 and was recognised as one of the first VM Backup products for Hyper-V. 9 years on, the product has made tremendous advances and is now used by over 40,000 customers world wide and is a globally recognised data backup product. The product supports both Hyper-V and VMware... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Replica Essentials by – Vangel Krstevski

I have just finished reviewing the book Hyper-V Replica Essentials by Vangel Krstevski   Hyper-V Replica Essentials is a excellent beginners Step-by-Step guide on how to configure Hyper-V Replica in various deployment scenarios. I would of liked to see more information on Authenticating With a Self-signed certificate as this would have interested me as a... Continue Reading →

Deploy VDI Pools Faster in Server 2012 R2

By default RDS Virtual Desktop deployments are set to create/update a single VM per Host at one time. To optimise and improve deployment times you can use the following PowerShell Command to increase the number of VM's being created/updated at one time per host. Set-RDVirtualDesktopConcurrency In Server 2012 you could only set the maximum number of 5 but... Continue Reading →

Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Session Modes

Microsoft have released some updated architecture posters on Hyper-V for server 2012 R2.  This mini poster shows the difference between Basic Session Mode and Enhanced Session Mode. Enhanced mode provides similar capabilities to remote desktop services with out the need of a network connection to the virtual machine. Point to note: the guest operating system... Continue Reading →

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-PostersMicrosoft have released a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and focuses on Generation 2 virtual machines, Hyper-V with virtual hard disk sharing, online virtual hard disk resizing, storage quality-of-service, enhanced session mode, live migration, Hyper-V failover clustering, and upgrading... Continue Reading →

KEMP LoadMaster in Windows Azure

KEMP's VLM for AZURE Exciting times for KEMP Technologies as they have recently released a new Virtual LoadMaster for Windows Azure. This brings new Load Balancing features to Windows Azure. You can request a copy from KEMP's Website:  http://kemptechnologies.com/load-balancer-for-azure The current Version is free and comes with free email support. Windows Azure's Load Balancing features only offers round... Continue Reading →

Whats new in RDS 2012 R2

Its been a while since my last Remote Desktop Post so i thought it would be good to mention some of the new features coming with RDS 2012 R2. Reductions in Storage and Network Bandwidth: Microsoft have focused on reducing Storage and network costs for desktop deployments. Data Deduplication has been introduced to VDI (personal... Continue Reading →

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