By Josh HoskinsVirtualization has become one of the hottest trends in technology circles over the past year. Many companies are working on their virtualization strategies using technologies from Microsoft, VMWare, Xen, and others. While all of these systems are fine for creating new virtual machines, what happens when you wish to consolidate your current servers into a virtualized infrastructure?
Microsoft and VMWare both offer tools to ease the P2V (physical to virtual) transition but they are both limited in their scope and ability. You can also use migration strategies to move your data to new servers, but this almost inevitably causes more system downtime than desired. Recently though UltraBac released UBDR Gold, a new backup and imaging solution designed to ease P2V migrations, along with providing an image based backup system for disaster recovery.
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