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Microsoft Hyper-V Replica

In the era of increasing demand for high uptime, low-cost solutions, there has been a shift away from traditional clustering and replication models. These models have traditionally been very expensive and complicated, requiring multiple Storage Area Networks (SANs) enabled with replication and duplicate sets of compute resources. In this context, Windows Server 2012 introduces a new feature to Microsoft’s Hyper-V offering, which includes the replication of Virtual Machines (VMs) between servers called Hyper-V Replica.

This is useful for environments where uptime is important, in areas that are vulnerable to disaster, such as the Gulf South during hurricane season. Using Hyper-V Replica, an organization can activate VMs, providing business-critical services in a geographically safe location for continued use. Coupled with thorough planning and appropriate network solutions, the flexibility of Hyper-V allows businesses to continue their services in the case that a primary location is incapacitated or in danger.

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Citrix's Revolutionary HDX Technology

With everything that’s virtual gaining popularity, desktop virtualization is no different. Citrix has created a revolutionary way to manage and deliver virtual desktops to any device, anytime and anywhere by utilizing their HDX technology for high-definition performance. With XenDesktop 7, the platform has been redesigned for easy user management, faster deployment and convenient support management. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways that Citrix has made their product better, yet again.

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