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Hybrid DR: A real option compared to the duplicate data center myth
Nick Hardiman addresses whether hybrid disaster recovery options which use a public cloud are ready, and debunks the duplicate data center myth. HotLink, the company with the Hybrid Express product for cloud bursting, also provides DR Express; this allows VMware customers to use AWS for their DR program.
Cloud bursting: Better tools are needed to live up to its promise
One of the selling points of a hybrid cloud strategy is cloud bursting. The company that can make cloud bursting easy is onto a good thing. Tools must help the tech staff by bringing simplicity to complexity, the way Hotlink Hybrid Express does for VMware and AWS.
2014 Virtualization 50
Virtualization remains one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. CRN presents its annual list of the virtualization vendors that need to be on the channel's radar. #21 HotLink develops technology that lets VMware vCenter support hypervisors from Microsoft, Red Hat and Citrix. Hotlink DR Express is its VMware plug-in for Amazon Web Services data protection.
HotLink DR Express business continuity for VMware and AWS
HotLink addresses business continuity for VMware customers who want to move workloads to Amazon and back. The entire working environment is moved to Amazon where it could execute and keep business running rather than just moving data. Interesting is that HotLink has integrated into VMware vCenter, so customers use a familiar tool to manage these off-site cloud VM migrations.
How IT Can Remain Relevant In A Cloud World
Cloud computing is fundamentally changing how businesses consume technology. IT pros that can jockey between managing traditional data center and cloud based IT infrastructure technology, will continue to be highly sought after, using tools like HotLink Hybrid Express to seamlessly move virtual machines between VMware, Hyper-V and Amazon EC2.
Is Your Small Business Too Small for a Hybrid Cloud?
Although many cloud experts predict that the future is in hybrid clouds, some small businesses may not benefit. To find out if a hybrid platform is suitable for your small business, first consider the four primary reasons to use a hybrid cloud: costs, ability to scale, data continuity and compliance.
Cloud choice no longer pie in the sky
Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers or handle system recovery. Because hardware failure is the most common reason for IT blackouts, they can be a significant interruption to operations. By using the Amazon cloud, HotLink can replicate the client's host environment and restore it to the last saved point.
Startups Take The Hot Seat At Interop Las Vegas
Startups are a critical part of the innovation lifecycle of the IT industry. They take risks on new ideas and new technology, target problems that incumbents can't or won't, and bring a fresh perspective to traditional ways of doing things. Interop attendees can hear directly from five startups in cloud security, mobile security, networking, hybrid cloud, and Big Data on April 2.
HotLink DR Express provides VMware Disaster Recovery to Amazon
The new HotLink DR Express provides protection for VMware vSphere VMs by replicating them to Amazon Web Services. Completely integrated into VMware vCenter, it uses Amazon S3 storage and EC2 as a DR platform to run VMware virtual machines.
Active Directory: Microsoft Azure’s Secret Weapon
Among the big four cloud vendors, only Microsoft offers a complete on-premises and public cloud offering. VMware does not have a public cloud strategy. If you want to migrate workloads running on vSphere into a true public cloud, your best option is to use the HotLink Hybrid Express solution, which will both migrate your VMs into Amazon and then let you manage them from within VMware vCenter.