What Is Hyper-V?: The Authoritative Guide

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What Is Hyper-V? [Definition & Uses For It]

Whether you’re just beginning to look into virtualization platform options for your company, or you’re a new Hyper-V user trying to get up to speed, it can be a challenge to find all the information you need in one place. That’s why we created this guide—to give you an all-in-one resource you can bookmark and refer back to as often as you need to, so you can get up and running on Hyper-V more smoothly.

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Hyper-V: How To Backup Virtual Machines

hyper-v backupIf you’re new to Hyper-V and wondering how to back up your virtual machines (VMs), there are different ways you can approach the task. But like most things—some options are better than others.

Below are the most common ways Hyper-V users attempt to preserve data on their VMs, with one caveat: Some of these methods should not be relied upon as your sole backup strategy. But they do serve a purpose, and they can be useful in the right situation.

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Azure Migration: A 6-Step Checklist

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In most cases, a lift-and-shift cloud migration does little more than provide basic redundancy. A better approach—that offers better efficiency and better value—is to move cloud-ready workloads over to Azure, keep legacy applications on-premise, and set up orchestration to manage cloud recovery and backup.

Following general evaluation and planning, when you reach consensus from each team on the cloud migration plan, you’ll need to execute the plan. Getting down to the details in your mind, you’ll find yourself asking: How do I proceed? In this guide, we’ll break down the major steps involved in each phase of the Azure migration process.

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Hacking Hypervisors

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Virtual machines pose a significant cybersecurity risk – their underlying applications and data are consumed outside the network by customers, partners, consultants, and LOB workers. Malicious actors who target these individuals and their business systems understand the native security limitations of the virtual network. Prevent your next security breach by educating users, adopting best practices and procuring proven solutions. So, sit back and enjoy the show on “Hacking Hypervisors”. 🙂

Windows Admin Center: Tutorial and First Impressions

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For more information, check out my blog post on Windows Admin Center: Strengths, Weaknesses, Enterprise Readiness and Everything Else You Need to Know or go to the Windows Admin Center site for details on how to get started.

Until next time, Rob

Disaster Recovery and Microsoft Azure, an Overview

For business-savvy enterprises, there’s more to using the Microsoft Azure cloud than just adding applications, data and users.

Small- and medium-sized businesses running Azure also must make detailed contingency plans to stay connected to their applications and data if a disaster occurs. Companies should take the time to plan and configure disaster recovery services so they don’t miss a beat if and when problems arise.

Azure makes that easier by providing a range of disaster recovery services that can be set up and kept at the ready, 24-7, to protect business assets and IT infrastructure. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at a company’s primary site, the workloads automatically fail over to a secondary location, where applications can continue to be accessed. When the primary site returns to service, all work can be transferred back automatically to the main infrastructure.

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