Data Protection for Virtualized Environments
Virtualization is continuing its march through the datacenter, fundamentally changing IT environments forever. No longer just used for server consolidation and VDI workloads, virtual machines (VMs) are the foundational technology for building a flexible and scalable data center for most IT organizations. In addition to VM growth, IT organizations have seen tremendous growth in the amount of data they have. Forecasts are for that growth to continue at a rapid pace and even accelerate as organizations address the deluge of data coming from next generation applications such as rich media or IoT networks. Virtualization is also changing datacenter responsibilities where many IT admins are generalists that approach tasks from a VM or application-centric perspective. The result is that data availability has become a responsibility shared by VM admins, application owners and backup admins.