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Free Hyper-V Backup using Vembu VMBackup

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Microsoft Hyper-V is becoming a tough competitor for VMware vSphere ever since Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2.  And Hyper-V has been constantly attracting a lot of users, many of whom are already benefitted by the new and improved function of Hyper-V server.  Setting up a Hyper-V server and creating virtual machines is really an easy and simple task, but creating a backup policy for the VMs running on Hyper-V is still complicated for many IT admins. 

Now that  your organization has created its own private cloud by way of Hyper-V, and you've migrated most or all of your physical servers to VMs -- and in many cases, you've even moved over your mission-critical servers -- how do you protect them and keep the organization operational when "stuff happens" and things go wrong?  What, if anytrhing, are you currently using to backup those VMs? 

If your business is currently looking for such a solution, but the budget isn't where you need it in order to get all the features you require, you should check out the new Vembu VMBackup FREE edition which might just surprise you.
 

IDERA Free Tools Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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IDERA, a leading provider of database lifecycle management solutions (DLM), today announced four free tools available on AWS Marketplace, providing customers a range of options for third-party management solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database across Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

“We build our portfolio of free tools to solve critical issues for users, and their success is clear with hundreds of thousands of downloads worldwide,” said Heidi Farris, chief marketing officer at IDERA. “Making them available on AWS Marketplace for cloud database customers reinforces IDERA’s commitment to data professionals who must consistently accomplish more for less. We’re looking forward to expanding our free tools in cooperation with AWS.”

Spiceworks Launches Free Tool to Help IT Professionals Track and Manage Cloud Spending

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Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced Cloud Cost Monitor, a free online tool that connects to IT professionals' Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services accounts to analyze and report on organizations' infrastructure as a service (IaaS) costs and utilized resources. The tool's online dashboard displays a breakdown of an organization's IaaS spending, including weekly cost trends that can be delivered as an email report. This helps IT professionals identify and address any anomalies in their cloud usage before their monthly invoice arrives. 

According to Spiceworks' study Diving into IT Cloud Services, only 25 percent of IT professionals believe cloud services are more cost effective than on-premises infrastructure, potentially due to a lack of visibility in how their cloud services are being utilized and the impact on monthly costs. Cloud Cost Monitor is designed to help IT professionals overcome the challenges of keeping their IaaS costs under control by enabling them to track how their usage and costs are trending over time.

 

New Veeam Backup for Linux Delivers Availability for Linux Servers in the Cloud and On Premises; Latest FREE Tool from Veeam

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Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, today announced Veeam Backup for Linux, a free standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for Linux servers running in the public cloud, as well as for a few remaining physical Linux servers running on premises. Customers can use this tool to back up individual cloud instances and restore them on premises, or back up on premises and restore in the cloud.

Linux remains the go-to choice for the cloud, with 75 percent of enterprises reporting they use Linux as their primary cloud platform. Existing solutions often require a manual process to execute or are complex and expensive, which means the availability of many of these Linux servers is at risk.

SolarWinds Offers New Free Tool to Monitor Server Health

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software, today launched SolarWinds Server Health Monitor free tool, the latest to join more than 30 free tools from SolarWinds' comprehensive IT management product family. SolarWinds Server Health Monitor provides IT professionals with detailed visibility into multi-vendor server infrastructure.

"Monitoring the underlying IT infrastructure that supports the health and performance of business critical applications is a necessity for IT pros to ensure business continuity," said Nikki Jennings, group vice president, product strategy, SolarWinds. "Understanding the performance of server infrastructure is a big part of the performance of the entire IT infrastructure, and is a key metric that all IT pros should have clear visibility into. SolarWinds now provides IT pros with a free tool that offers insight into health status and availability of multi-vendor server hardware to pinpoint the cause of performance issues faster."

SolarWinds and CopperEgg Team Up to Deliver SolarWinds Cloud Performance Monitor

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CopperEgg, Corp., a cloud monitoring and analytics company, today announced that it has joined forces with SolarWinds to offer SolarWinds Cloud Performance Monitor powered by CopperEgg, a new free tool that provides real-time monitoring for up to two servers running in public and private clouds. With SolarWinds Cloud Performance Monitor, IT professionals can troubleshoot cloud-based performance problems through real-time analytics and alerting on server, OS, system, and process issues.
 
Enterprises who are utilizing or testing cloud computing and software-defined datacenter architectures can use SolarWinds Cloud Performance Monitor to automatically detect and alert on server, system, and operating system issues in public cloud environments like Amazon EC2, Rackspace, or Microsoft Azure or private cloud environments. SolarWinds Cloud Performance Monitor capabilities include:
 
 

CopperEgg Offers First Free Advanced Website Monitoring and Next Generation Cloud Monitoring Service

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CopperEgg, a cloud monitoring and analytics company, today introduced CopperEgg RevealUptime, a breakthrough free service providing next-generation website and web application monitoring. CopperEgg is the first to offer a free service that allows organizations to maximize website performance visibility with the fastest monitoring checks in the market.  With CopperEgg's new cross-correlation analytics, business-critical websites can quickly isolate root cause issues in the cloud, correlating RevealUptime end user experience measurements with internal server health from CopperEgg RevealCloud server monitoring.

"I was dumbfounded by how easy the CopperEgg solutions are to implement and use. The visibility and detail the combined solutions provide are worth their weight in... copper," said Andrew Horton, Director of Operations at Aim2Game, which offers Minecraft server hosting for gamers. "Our customers are tech-savvy gamers. You can imagine how our phones would light up if service was disrupted for any amount of time. CopperEgg has allowed us to monitor not only from the inside out, but also from the outside in, so we always know exactly what our customers are experiencing."

FortaTrust Announces Free VPS Cloud Servers for Technology Professionals

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FortaTrust, a leading provider of dedicated and cloud computing services, has announced its Free VPS Program. “This program is designed to provide Technology Professionals with the opportunity to become familiar with our VPS Cloud Servers in a production environment, and have the ability to use them at their discretion for their internal operations,” said Octavio Diaz, FortaTrust’s Director of Industry Relations.

The Free VPS Program for Technology Professionals:

SolarWinds Adds Monitoring Support for Hyper-V With New Virtualization Free Tool

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SolarWinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its latest virtualization free tool – SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V.

“We’re seeing more customers add a second hypervisor to their virtualization mix, specifically Microsoft Hyper-V, based on what they need to achieve and for cost savings,” said Jonathan Reeve, SolarWinds’ Senior Director of Product Management. “SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V is a useful free tool for users testing a multi-hypervisor strategy and interested in monitoring Hyper-V in addition to their existing VMware hypervisor.”

SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V delivers an intuitive, desktop dashboard that continuously monitors
a Microsoft Hyper-V host and associated virtual machines by providing real-time monitoring of health indicators.

SolarWinds VM Monitor for Hyper-V highlights: 

  • Quickly check the health of a Microsoft Hyper-V host by monitoring CPU, memory utilization, number of virtual machines configured and running, and much more
  • View detailed virtual machine health statistics including VM name, guest OS, and VM state, as well as processor, memory, and network usage