Zerto Update at VMworld 2018

In this video I (Barry) catch-up with Steve Blow Technical Evangelist at Zerto to learn more about what is coming to Zerto 7.X.

In the forthcoming 7.X release Zerto are further building upon their IT Resilancy Platform to include backup alongside their ability to other replication and mobility on premises and to and from the cloud.

Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

I’ve had many discussions with our customers about the benefits of migrating to the vCenter Appliance so I’m using this opportunity to put into practice what I preach.

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[VIDEO] Cloud to cloud backup platform demo

[VIDEO] Cloud to cloud backup platform demo

In this video, Barry Coombs and Steve Peake discuss and demo the Barracuda cloud to cloud backup platform and discuss how the platform makes the task of backing up your data within Office 365 easy understand and do. 

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[VIDEO] I don't need to backup Office 365...Do I?

[VIDEO] I don't need to backup Office 365...Do I?

Many people are under the impression that Office 365 automatically backs up your data, however this is false. In this video, Barry Coombs and Steven Peake discuss why it is critical to your business to backup your data within Office 365 and how Barracuda make this task an easy and painless process. 

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Installing vCenter 6.5 with an External Platform Services Controller – Part 2

Following on from part 1 this post will show the steps to configure the vCenter Server Appliance. The process is very similar except this time we are deploying the vCenter component.

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Zerto overview and architecture #DTH1

Zerto overview and architecture #DTH1

At our first ‘Define Tomorrow Huddle Event’ Steve Blow of Zerto presented how Zerto tackled the challenge all businesses face of recovery, replication, DR automation and validation for mission-critical workloads.

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Installing vCenter 6.5 with External Platform Services Controller – Part 1

Installing vCenter 6.5 with External Platform Services Controller – Part 1

In a previous post I covered some of the considerations that need to be made when designing the vCenter topology for your environment. This post is a step by step guide in which I deploy and single PSC and vCenter per site and will use the virtual appliance.

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Software defined VM replication with Zerto

Software defined VM replication with Zerto

At VMworld 2017 in Barcelona I had an opportunity to catch-up with Ed Owen of Zerto to discuss their product, updates and use cases. For those that are new to Zerto, I have also summarised their product, architecture and features below.  

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New Year New Lab

This year I will be using a new lab I have built to test and evaluate software and blog about my findings. My intentions are to focus on the products below:

  • Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 3 (including agents)
  • Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0
  • VMware NSX 6.4
  • Dell EMC Unity Virtual Storage Appliance
  • EMC Recover Point for VMs 5.1
  • vSAN 6.6.1
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