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June 17, 2009


Itzik Reich

Indeed it changes everything..
if you want to hear more IEC about how we helpded them in this project(including best practices and how to avoid pitfalls), come and join us at VMworld 2009 at the following session:

BC2537 - VMware Site Recovery Manager with Enterprise Replication - A Customer Testimonial

it will be a blast


Virtualization also breaks everything.

You need to backup differently.
You need to protect differently.
You need to manage differently.
You need to secure differently.

Hence you have a large ecosystem of startups building new solutions for the Virtualized Data Center.

Chuck Hollis

Hi Terry -- I was sort of with you until you pointed to startups as the answer.

I can't speak for others, but I can point to a few billion dollars of M+A, R+D and integration work that EMC has invested directly along these lines.

We don't have a monopoly on good ideas, so there's room for many to play -- but you can't argue that this sort of mega-investment isn't entirely a bad play :-)


A really interesting green computer technology I found is Userful Multiplier. It's where multiple people can use the same computer at the same time each with their own monitor, mouse and keyboard. This saves a lot of electricity and e-waste. A company called Userful recently set a virtualization world record by delivering over 350,000 virtual desktops to schools in Brazil. They have a free 2-user version for home use too. Check it out: userful.com

Gaston Boisson, CBCP

Good points!

You might also want to also check out the recent disaster management posts on BCP NEws - www.bcpnews.com.

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Chuck Hollis

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