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Planning to activate disaster recovery as a service? That’s a crucial step for your business. Evaluating the business requirements for DR by revising the business impact analysis (BIA) results that identify mission-critical IT assets and data is important prior to applying for DR as a service. Through the results of BIA, you can get specified recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for your mission-critical IT assets.
Ensure that the vendor is an expert and is able to support your RTOs and RPOs. After the evaluation, analyze data and determine the tasks of the DR as a service vendor – for instance – server backup, data backup, DR plan development or DR plan testing.
A business disaster occurs when the essential elements of a business are unable to function as normal over a long period of time. Such a disaster can be caused by several things. This includes natural catastrophes, equipment failure or human personnel failure. To deal with a business disaster effectively, you need to have a recovery plan in place.
A good recovery plan has two main facets. First, it aims at preventing such disasters from happening and second it aims at helping you restore everything back to normal after disaster strikes.
Today, organizations completely depend on the virtual machines for storing their critical data as well as applications and need them to always remain available. This is where the virtual disaster recovery comes into the picture. Virtual disaster recovery focuses on taking the backups of the virtual machines instead of the physical servers. VM backup can be taken in three ways – image-based, agent-based and server-less backup. Data replication helps the workloads to move independently between VMs and arrive rapidly after recovery, without the need of manual re-launching of OS and application on a physical server.
Cloud and cPanel hosting both are the best but there are differences in their features. So, many times you need to migrate between cloud and cPanel hosting depending upon your business application needs.
The migration process is basically divided into three steps –
- Take the backup of your website files as well as databases.
- Take the backup of your email messages.
- To submit upgrades/downgrades online.
After your new cPanel hosting package has been set up, follow the below steps –
- Creating email accounts.
- Uploading files to the cPanel server.
- Importing of your database file.
Migrating from Cloud Hosting to cPanel Hosting –
Step 1 – Backing up your website files and databases
Firstly, using FTP download your website files. Then export a copy of database using php/MyAdmin.
Tech geeks are always into a new search for smoothening their life and this time they have come up with Generation 2 (Gen 2) VMs. What are Gen 2 VMs? We all are familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers and Generation 2 VMs are those that use the second generation of virtual hardware. Introduced with Windows Server 2012 R2, Gen VMs are hypervisor aware that indicates that these VMs don’t rely on synthetic or emulated hardware.
Gen 2 VMs though offer several advantages, don’t plunge into the new format unless some significant limitation are considered. These limitations may not make them a right choice for your business environment. Many experts are now recommending a cautious approach towards Gen 2 VMs. Below is a list of five pointers that will help you cut through the hype and make a decision about using a Generation 2 VM.
* Installation Process
* Storage space provision
* Backup and Restore
* Hot Failover
* Configuration of Network
Proxmox VE (virtual environment) is an operating system dedicated to the operation of virtual machines based on KVM. It includes a Debian 7 environment, and integrates the service apache to access the web configuration interface. As oVirt, it approaches VMware vCenter. They are both more and less competitors.
Proxmox VE is available free under a free license. In addition, it offers the paid support as well (via forum, support, application developers) and a paid email security solution.
ii. Virtual Switch Types
iii. Virtual Switch Creation
v. Address Range of MAC
In the world of virtualization, it is not only about virtual machines but also switches, moreover VMware offers the “vSwitch” and Hyper-V itself offers “Virtual Switches”. Today, we will see how to create and configure a vSwitch under Hyper-V hypervisor.
These virtual switches are layer 2, that is to say, it determines the path to be taken by an Ethernet packet using the MAC addresses of the devices.
Cloud has become the most auspicious term for businesses. Though there’s a spectacular rise of cloud based applications and services, along with its adoption by enterprises to a great extent, security still remains a significant concern for several organizations. Misconception that the cloud isn’t as secure as it looks when compared with on-premise capabilities is the crux of matter. BT recently did a global study that reports, 76% of large organizations quoted security as their main concern for using cloud-based services. 49% admitted being “very” or “extremely anxious” about the security complications of these services.
No wonder those well-known to cloud, might be knowing that scaling is the distinctiveness of the cloud. Basically scaling is of two types – vertical and horizontal scaling. But most of you aren’t quite aware about what do they really mean? In a dynamic environment, business applications can succeed only with scalability. When it comes to satisfying the demands of business processes across multiple platforms and computing architectures, horizontal and vertical scaling play a key role in this.
What is this OpenStack? Does that mean opening the stack of applications? No no…that’s a set of software tools in order to build and manage cloud computing platforms for both public as well as private clouds. OpenStack basically, helps in managing the pool of resources in any datacenter by turning all the set of these software tools into a pool of resources that can be managed from a single place.
Understanding the Terms in OpenStack –
Since OpenStack is a set of software tools for constructing and managing cloud computing platforms for all three types of clouds, it’s made of several parts that are moving. Being an open source, there’s freedom to add additional components to OpenStack to meet the needs of the users. According to its community, there are nine key components that are a part of the “core” of it, distributed as a part of any OpenStack system and officially maintained by the community. Two more have been added to the list in the last Icehouse release, improving the figure to eleven from nine.