Posts by Brandon Lee

VMware Snapshots in vSphere How To

VMware vSphere virtual machines provide powerful capabilities that allow today’s workloads to have a very agile, versatile, and efficient environment for software. One of the tantalizingly cool features of VMware virtual machines since they came on the scene has been the ability to take snapshots and revert back to those snapshots if need be. Snapshots […]

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

Back Up a vCenter Server Appliance: How-To

One of the downsides with earlier versions of the vCenter server appliance or VCSA was the lack of a native backup mechanism within the appliance to perform backups of your vCenter data. With VMware vSphere vCenter 6.5 and the new VCSA 6.5 appliance, we have the new native backup ability within the appliance VAMI interface […]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by

Datacenter Migration How To and Checklist

Datacenters are among the most complex and technologically advanced entities on the planet, with very complex systems, architecture, and network intricacies. What is a datacenter? Datacenters are dense concentrations of compute, storage, and network resources housed in a facility that provides resilient environmental, power, and network redundancy. Datacenters can be privately owned and managed, or […]

Posted on July 24, 2017 by

VM backup with Hyper-V Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

When it comes to backup efficiency and copying only the data that is needed between a full backup and any incremental backups, changed block tracking technology is extremely important. We are very familiar with this in the VMware backup world as we have had changed block tracking for a while now. However, with Hyper-V changed […]

Posted on July 19, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – DRaaS Configuration

In the past two posts we covered the Multi-tenant functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, as well as looked at Backup-as-a-Service and what this means for tenants. In the final part of the series, we will take this a step further and look at DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS). DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is aimed at providing continuity of business […]

Posted on July 14, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – BaaS Configuration

In our previous post, we took a look at NAKIVO Backup & Replication Multi-Tenancy configuration. The Multi-tenant configuration allows us to enable Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS) functionality for multiple tenants/clients. Previously, we looked at the installation of the Multi-tenant mode of NAKIVO Backup & Replication including configuration requirements for the backup infrastructure as well […]

Posted on July 7, 2017 by

Delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Multi-Tenancy – Overview

A powerful component of today’s modern backup solutions that are able to scale with today’s business needs is the ability to enable multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy may be needed by organizations to compartmentalize business units, branch offices, departments, customers or any other entity needed by the core business. Additionally, it allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs) or other […]

Posted on June 30, 2017 by

How to Backup VMs to Azure – Part 2

In the first post of this series on how to backup VMs to Microsoft Azure, we looked at using an Azure VM running the transporter service and then provisioning a remote repository. The second method to achieve offsite backups to Microsoft Azure uses the SMB protocol to copy our NAKIVO backups to an Azure file […]

Posted on June 19, 2017 by

Exchange Log Truncation in VM Backups

One of the tremendous benefits to application-aware backups is being able to perform application-aware tasks such as truncating log files. Application-aware backups are able to flush any application specific data out of memory and pending I/O operations to disk so that backups are consistent from an application standpoint. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we are […]

Posted on June 16, 2017 by

How to Backup VMs to Azure – Part 1

One of the hard and fast requirements of today’s modern backup solutions is the ability to be able to push data to the cloud as an offsite backup option. Offsite backups are essential as they protect organizations from potential data loss when losing an entire site. With the 3-2-1 backup rule standard of 3 copies […]

Posted on June 14, 2017 by