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Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Our aim is to delight our customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help you succeed in protecting your environment.

Altaro Releases VM Backup V7 – Fastest, Most Affordable Backup for Hyper-V and VMware

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New Solution Delivers Boot from Backup, Augmented Inline Deduplication of Backups Across VMs; Increasing Storage Efficiency and Performance While Lowering Storage Costs up to 96% Altaro®, a leader in virtual machine (VM) data protection, today announced the general availability launch of VM Backup™ version 7, the fastest, most reliable, easiest to manage, and most affordable […]

Altaro appoints Colin Wright as Vice President of EMEA Sales

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Leader in Virtualization backup software for Microsoft and VMware further expands its European operations. Altaro, a pioneer in virtualization backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced its plans to further expand its business across Europe. The European commercial team will be headed up by Colin Wright, who has been appointed as the company’s Vice […]

Altaro VM Backup Version 6 Review

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Well you may be asking yourself what an EUC focused guy is doing reviewing a backup product, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure either but then something happened and I suddenly grew a strong appreciation for this product… but more on that later. As one who still remembers (and has the scars) from those dreaded […]

How to install and configure Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere

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Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions that targets towards SMB customers and focus primarily on the Microsoft Hyper-V backup. But this is about to change as per today (September 9th, 2015) Altaro announces general availability of Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere! Full press release can be found here and […]

Review Altaro VM Backup for Hyper-V & VMware

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Altaro has been known for quite some time for its ‘Altaro Hyper-V Backup’ solution which is targeted at the SMB-market using Hyper-V.The software has an easy to use interface and offers all features required by organizations in this market. On September 9 Altaro released  version 6.0 of its backup solution . The major change is that […]

Desired State Configuration and Hyper-V – Part 2 – DSC Resources

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to our series on Desired State Configuration and Hyper-V! Every once in awhile it seems like we run into a new technology that really changes the way that system administrators perform their jobs, and Desired State Configuration (DSC) is really beginning to lead in that direction. As we saw in […]

Monthly Hyper-V Round-Up: July 2014

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In days past, it was expected that you would find a company to work for early in your adult life and remain with them until retirement. For most of the Western world, that’s changed quite dramatically over the past few decades. Few career paths have been modified quite as sharply as the IT professional. For […]

Customizing a Hyper-V Generation 2 VHDX

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In a previous article I demonstrated how to create a VHDX file that you could use when creating a Generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine. If you recall, part of the process included creating partitions for recovery information. However, I didn’t do anything with them at the time so let me guide you on how to use these […]

Hyper-V and Networking – Part 3: IP Routing

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In the previous post, we dug into VLANs, which are a layer 2 concept in the ISO model. In this piece, we’re going to step up into layer 3 and look at IP address and routing and how they work with Hyper-V. Part 1: Mapping the OSI Model | Part 2: Working with VLANs How IP Interacts with […]

Hyper-V and Networking – Part 2: VLANs

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In the first part of this series, we started with the foundational concepts of networking in the OSI model and took a brief look at where Hyper-V components live in that model. In this part, we’ll build on that knowledge by looking at the operation of VLANs and how they work within the context of a Hyper-V […]

Creating a Generation 2 Disk with PowerShell

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When Windows Server 2012 R2 hit the datacenter, and with it a new version of Microsoft Hyper-V, it offered the option to create a new kind of virtual machine. These “Gen 2″, or generation 2, virtual machines These VMs can now support UEFI boot, among other features. However, they also require a specific disk configuration. […]

Networking and Hyper-V – Part I: Mapping the OSI Model

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After storage, Hyper-V’s next most confusing subject is networking. There are a dizzying array of choices and possibilities. To make matters worse, many administrators don’t actually understand that much about the fundamentals because, up until now, they’ve never really had to. Why It Matters In the Windows NT 4.0 days, the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exam […]

Cluster-Aware Updating and Hyper-V Part 3: Pre and Post Scripts

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In previous articles in this series, we started with the basics of Cluster-Aware Updating and then dove into the advanced options. Now we’re going to telescope those advanced features and work with the Pre- and Post- Update Script settings. These are extremely powerful but are very poorly documented. Part 1: The Basics on Cluster-Aware Updating […]

Cluster-Aware Updating and Hyper-V Part 2: Advanced Operations

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In our first post on this topic, we got a brief introduction to Cluster-Aware Updating and how to give it a basic configuration. We’re going to use this post to push beyond the basics. Where we want to start this discussion is on the Advanced Options screen of the GUI. If you don’t remember how […]

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