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Designing for Disaster (VMware vSphere Disaster Recovery Guide)

I happen to have a background in both VMware vSphere design and disaster recovery, however these two things are not often talked about in tandem.  In this guide, I’m going to walk you through some of the most important considerations when it comes to designing and building a vSphere based disaster recovery environment.  I’ll also …

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VMware ESXi Ransomware: What You Need to Know

Lately I’ve seen a several instances in the news talking about ransomware targeting ESXi servers.  While it doesn’t surprise me much at all, it has been gaining a lot of attention.  With the amount of environments that are virtualized today, the focus seems to be on recovery of virtual machines versus the recovery of the …

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Ransomware Is a Disaster

What is a disaster, anyway?  According to our good friends at Merriam-Webster, a disaster is “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction”.  Ransomware certainly meets that definition.  If bringing a company’s  IT systems and business operations to a screeching halt doesn’t constitute great damage, loss, or destruction I don’t know what does. Ransomware is …

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