Synopses & Reviews
Ensure the resiliency of your company's IT assets
Protect your data better, gain higher availability, and stay within your budget with this practical guide that covers data centers of all sizes. Focusing on Windows server environments, it explores a range of "good, better, best" options and presents best practices for backup, availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
Learn how to build a plan based on how you want to recover data—instead of how you want to protect it—and discover a wide range of technologies that you may already have to help you achieve your protection, availability, and recovery goals.
Review all types of data protection, and weigh RPO/RTO versus ROI/TCO
Explore availability technologies—application, clustering, and file replication—and protection technologies—disk-based, tape-based, and cloud-based
Learn best practices per workload, and across your environment as a whole
Find out what System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 brings to the table for protecting everything from Windows Clients to Hyper-V
Make advanced topics simple and achievable, including Windows file services and failover clustering, Exchange 2007/2010 replication, SQL database mirroring, and systems management and monitoring
Discover how data protection and virtualization can be better together, from host-based backups to Hyper-V LiveMigration
Understand the impact of regulations like SOX, HIPAA, and CO-OP on your data protection and availability requirements
Essential information on how to protect data in virtual environments!
Virtualization is changing the data center architecture and as a result, data protection is is quickly evolving as well. This unique book, written by an industry expert with over eighteen years of data storage/backup experience, shows you how to approach, protect, and manage data in a virtualized environment. You'll get up to speed on data protection problems, explore the data protection technologies available today, see how to adapt to virtualization, and more. The book uses a "good, better, best" approach, exploring best practices for backup, high availability, disaster recovery, business continuity, and more.
- Covers best practices and essential information on protecting data in virtualized enterprise environments
- Shows you how to approach, protect, and manage data while also meeting such challenges as return on investment, existing service level agreements (SLAs), and more
- Helps system and design architects understand data protection issues and technologies in advance, so they can design systems to meet the challenges
- Explains how to make absolutely critical services such as file services and e-mail more available without sacrificing protection
- Offers best practices and solutions for backup, availability, disaster recovery, and others
This is a must-have guide for any Windows server and application administrator who is charged with data recovery and maintaining higher uptimes.
About the Author
Jason Buffington is a senior technical product manager within Microsoft System Center, focusing on Data Protection Manager and management technologies for mid-sized organizations. Jason has been working in the networking industry for over twenty years, specializing primarily in data protection and availability. Throughout his career, he has held Certified Business Continuity Planner, MCSE, MCT, and MVP titles, and has been published in several periodicals, including Storage Networking World, Storage Inc., Storage Management Solutions, and many others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Kind of Protection Do You Need? 1
Chapter 2 Data Protection by the Numbers 19
Chapter 3 The Layers of Data Protection 43
Chapter 4 Better Backups 75
Chapter 5 File Services 143
Chapter 6 Windows Clustering . 183
Chapter 7 Microsoft Exchange 221
Chapter 8 Microsoft SQL Server 267
Chapter 9 Virtualization 317
Chapter 10 Management and Deployment 353
Chapter 11 Monitoring Systems 411
Chapter 12 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 443
Appendix Links and Resources 485