While you may or may not decide to virtualize your production environment, you may consider using virtualization for disaster recovery. Granted, from a cost perspective you might use Cluster Continuous Replications (CCR) to create a failover solution on-site and then use Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) for the passive off-site disaster recovery. Or you might consider other, more costly software solutions like CA's XOSoft High Availability or Unisys' SafeGuard hardware replication appliance. What are the benefits to these solutions over out-of-the-box Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR), Single Copy Cluster (SCC) and Standby Continuous Replications (SCR)? Well, one thing is a rewind feature for more granular recovery from a failure. Of course, such capabilities come at a price.
So, I ask you, InfoWorld readers, what methods and solutions are you using to consolidate, save money, and go green? And what would you like to read more of on the Enterprise Windows front?