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Backing up Hyper-V

With support for Hyper-V in Service Pack 1, Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager can be the ideal application for backing up virtual machines.

Serious Price Tag Overshadows Cloud Computing

Cloud computing promises cost savings, increased flexibility and improved remote access to resources, but these advantages come at a cost.

Encrypt Your Drives and Protect Your Data

Microsoft, Check Point and McAfee provide three whole-disk encryption options; we examine each and choose the best of the bunch.

Standards Groups Collaborate on Cloud Computing

A group of leading standards development organizations are working jointly to foster common standards for cloud computing and storage.

Storage Guru

Tips to keep your data clean, green and organized.

7 Disaster-Dodging Dictums

Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Federal Agencies Using Azure To Store Data

Microsoft has set up a repository in which government agencies may upload and store their public-facing datasets so that they can be reused by other parties.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

VMware Unveils vSphere

Virtualization leader VMware sees a cloudy future for the datacenter. To that end, today the company announced vSphere 4, the next generation of what was formerly called VMware Infrastructure.

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

VMware To Announce Cloud Computing Vision Tuesday

On April 21, VMware will take the wraps off of vSphere, the next generation of its infrastructure suite currently known as VMware Infrastructure.

Microsoft-TomTom Settlement Leads to FAT War

Microsoft and TomTom settled a patent dispute late last month that rang alarm bells among the open source Linux community -- and it still does.

Microsoft Unveils Data Warehouse SQL Server Solutions

Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday rolled out preconfigured data warehouse reference architectures that incorporate Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Citrix, Microsoft Take Aim at Enterprises with Essentials

Citrix and Microsoft, already close collaborators on many virtualization-based initiatives, ratcheted up their relationship Monday with the announcement of Citrix Essentials, a group of technologies calculated to shoehorn their way into the enterprise datacenters now dominated by VMware.

UPDATE: Microsoft Unveils Data Warehouse SQL Server Solutions

Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday rolled out preconfigured data warehouse reference architectures that incorporate Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

A weakened economy will serve as a catalyst to push enterprises from on-premise computing to accessing services over the Internet cloud, according to Microsoft exec Doug Hauser, who delivered an address on Wednesday at the Thomas Weisel 2009 Technology and Telecom Conference.

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

Monster.com Gets Hacked Again, Data Stolen

For the second time in as many weeks, after a breach at Heartland Payment Systems, a company storing a large volume of personal data has been hit by a major theft.

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