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Everybody knows that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit and that surveys are the lowest form of marketing. But assuming that there’s some whisper of truth in these things I do continue to scan many of these infernal things as I can stomach.
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Written by Adrian Bridgwater on

Everybody knows that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit and that surveys are the lowest form of marketing. But assuming that there’s some whisper of truth in these things I do continue to scan many of these infernal things as I can stomach. I think it was F. Scott Fitzgerald that said, “Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.” But that doesn’t me much good in IT writing does it?

Anyway, as I mentioned a survey yesterday – I might as well keep digging and refer to some info from server management company Vizioncore who says that the ability for organisations to recover from failure is much quicker when using virtualisation techniques - according that is to an end-user survey conducted at the VMworld Europe conference in February 2008.

Of the more than 200 responses, 76 per cent of those surveyed stated that they could recover a virtual machine within two hours, while 73 per cent stated that virtualisation had helped them to reduce application downtime. However, just over a third of all organisations that have implemented virtualisation do not have a specific disaster recovery strategy in place to protect their environments.

It seems that virtualisation deployments have gone beyond mere server consolidation – and I think we might even be able to suggest that disaster recovery planning is now forming a considerable part of virtualisation deployments.

Think virtualisation – and you might typically think reduced hardware costs, centralised management and virtual desktop deployment efficiencies from a virtualised the data centre. Maybe you’d think green computing too. Is it time to think disaster recovery as well? Our survey said…

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