Top Virtualization Articles to Start Your Week

Some light reading for when you need your Virtualization and Data Protection fix!  Here are the virtualization articles we found interesting in the last week:

1. For pure awesomeness rolled up into a blog post — check out “What Jaws Taught me About Information Technology” well done @discoposse !

2. TheInfoPro, part of 451 Research, released its ‘Servers and Virtualization Study,’ which was based on live interviews with “server professionals and primary decision-makers at large and midsize enterprises” in North America and Europe. One interesting take-away: “Average virtualization levels have increased 13% from last year to 51%, with a notable increase at the higher levels, roughly doubling the number of organizations virtualizing production applications.”

3. This one’s useful — outside the scope of data protection and more focused on incident management in virtualized environments — but well written and interesting — here’s an excerpt from the post “5 steps to Incident Management in a Virtualized environment,” from the InfoSec  Institute:

“Incident Management (IM) is a critical component to a security program. Traditional IM approaches are not always effective in a partial or completely virtualized data centers and this article discusses five steps that lead to a tight integration of VM and existing incident response processes. They examine and help remedy system, network, and process design challenges associated with VM placement  incident detection and containment, and business process recovery unique to virtualization.” Read More…

4. Finally — a topic that can never be discussed too much — when to upgrade to the next VMWare version.  This time, addressed by Trevor Pott at SearchVmware, “Ready for a vSphere 5.1 upgrade? Depends on your current version”

Happy Superbowl Sunday and have a great week!

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