New book on VMware SRM now available

Good news, “Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager – Second Edition” has just been released via Packt Publishing. It was written by Abhilash G B and I had the pleasure of serving as the technical reviewer. While SRM 6.5 has just been announced this is nonetheless a handy manual with some great guidance (and pictures!) on how to effectively use SRM with both array-based and vSphere Replication-based protection. There’s an ebook version available for purchase with a print copy also available for order.

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‘Building a Modern Data Center’ Now Available

In my post on the Atlantis CX-4 announcement last week I mentioned that ActualTech Media would be releasing a new book in conjunction with Atlantis Computing – “Building a Modern Data Center: Principles and Strategies of Design”. The book is now available for download here and I highly recommend you check it out. If you have anything to do with data centres then this is an invaluable resource that covers a bunch of different aspects, not just the marketecture of hyperconvergence.  I’ve said on the record that it’s a ripping yarn, and there are a number of people who agree. A Kindle version is available here for US $2.99, with print copies (US $9.99) available from Amazon next month.  ActualTech Media are also running a webinar on February 2 that I’d recommend checking out if you have the time.