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2014 Virtualization 50
Virtualization remains one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. CRN presents its annual list of the virtualization vendors that need to be on the channel's radar. #21 HotLink develops technology that lets VMware vCenter support hypervisors from Microsoft, Red Hat and Citrix. Hotlink DR Express is its VMware plug-in for Amazon Web Services data protection.
HotLink DR Express business continuity for VMware and AWS
HotLink addresses business continuity for VMware customers who want to move workloads to Amazon and back. The entire working environment is moved to Amazon where it could execute and keep business running rather than just moving data. Interesting is that HotLink has integrated into VMware vCenter, so customers use a familiar tool to manage these off-site cloud VM migrations.
How IT Can Remain Relevant In A Cloud World
Cloud computing is fundamentally changing how businesses consume technology. IT pros that can jockey between managing traditional data center and cloud based IT infrastructure technology, will continue to be highly sought after, using tools like HotLink Hybrid Express to seamlessly move virtual machines between VMware, Hyper-V and Amazon EC2.
Is Your Small Business Too Small for a Hybrid Cloud?
Although many cloud experts predict that the future is in hybrid clouds, some small businesses may not benefit. To find out if a hybrid platform is suitable for your small business, first consider the four primary reasons to use a hybrid cloud: costs, ability to scale, data continuity and compliance.
Cloud choice no longer pie in the sky
Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers or handle system recovery. Because hardware failure is the most common reason for IT blackouts, they can be a significant interruption to operations. By using the Amazon cloud, HotLink can replicate the client's host environment and restore it to the last saved point.
Startups Take The Hot Seat At Interop Las Vegas
Startups are a critical part of the innovation lifecycle of the IT industry. They take risks on new ideas and new technology, target problems that incumbents can't or won't, and bring a fresh perspective to traditional ways of doing things. Interop attendees can hear directly from five startups in cloud security, mobile security, networking, hybrid cloud, and Big Data on April 2.
HotLink DR Express provides VMware Disaster Recovery to Amazon
The new HotLink DR Express provides protection for VMware vSphere VMs by replicating them to Amazon Web Services. Completely integrated into VMware vCenter, it uses Amazon S3 storage and EC2 as a DR platform to run VMware virtual machines.
Active Directory: Microsoft Azure’s Secret Weapon
Among the big four cloud vendors, only Microsoft offers a complete on-premises and public cloud offering. VMware does not have a public cloud strategy. If you want to migrate workloads running on vSphere into a true public cloud, your best option is to use the HotLink Hybrid Express solution, which will both migrate your VMs into Amazon and then let you manage them from within VMware vCenter.
HotLink DR Express Expands Disaster Recovery Into the Cloud
HotLink has released a version of its HotLink DR Express disaster recovery software that can back up and recover on-premises VMware data centers to an Amazon Web Services cloud upon data center failure. They key is the addition of HotLink CIMple software-defined networking technology.
Podcast: Introducing public cloud by integrating with existing infrastructure
Integrating public & public cloud is an important way to cost effectively create on-demand resources. One of the best use cases is for disaster recovery because leveraging public cloud enables you to forego managing a second site and duplicate hardware. This is just one of the use cases for HotLink. In this 7 minute interview, you’ll also learn about some of the others including moving workloads to and from public cloud.