StorageShort: The Problems with using VMware for HA

IT planners sometimes consider implementing clustering within their virtual environment. Essentially where the nodes in the cluster are actually virtual machines within the VMware cluster. In this StorageShort, Tony Tomarchio, Director of Field Engineering for SIOS and I discuss this potential alternative. Listen to hear why clustering in a VMware environment complicates and already complex environment and how it may mean giving up key features like vMotion.

That was just one of the topics Tony and I covered asked during our recent webinar “Flexible HA and DR for Virtual Server and Cloud Environments” which is now available on-demand. Click here to watch and learn how to make drive down the complexity and cost of creating highly available application environments.

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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