Computer virtualization has come a long way in a very short time, triggered primarily by the rapid rate of customer adoption. Moving resources to virtual platforms have allowed IT departments to consolidate and better utilize computer resources. However, many methods for system protection that were tried and true in the physical world havenít lived up to their expectations when tasked with protecting virtual machines. Protecting virtual machines is not always as simple as backing up the virtual disk files and special care must be taken.
This paper aims to help you navigate the numerous solutions available on the market and to help you to find the right balance between backup, high availability and disaster recovery.