Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Hidden Data Loss Dangers of Virtualization

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CTO Edge Update October 17, 2011
While virtualization specifically and cloud computing in general are supposed to represent a major advancement in the state of enterprise computing, they do have a potential downside. As the number of virtual machines per server steadily increases, the amount of contention for shared storage resources increases. As that happens, Jeff Pederson, manager of data recovery operations at Kroll Ontrack, says the probability of one virtual machine writing data to the same space on a disk as another virtual machine starts to increase. Read more >
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