Datacastle uses PowerShell to work with Hyper-V for quicker tests across many configurations and for quicker and improved deployment at customer sites.
Datacastle Vice President of Quality Assurance Barry Preppernau talks with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about how he uses PowerShell in his day-to-day activities testing applications. He discusses how PowerShell works with Hyper-V to test on a variety of platforms, how PowerShell reports the results of the tests. In addition, Barry explains how PowerShell scripts have cut support costs during customer install.
Datacastle provides a way for businesses to protect high business impact information assets with data backup, recovery, encryption, and even data shredding if laptops are lost or stolen.
Datacastle RED includes secure data deduplication and is available as a hosted solution in Windows Azure or as an on premise implementation. Datacastle RED’s features can be self-managed by end users or centrally-managed by IT using the administrative console that runs in Windows Azure. Datacastle’s Web Services interface in the Windows Azure Platform also allows ITPros to integrate with other management and reporting consoles.
Datacastle participates in Microsoft BizSpark, a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage startups.
Also see Datacastle Brings Data Protection From the Cloud Using Windows Azure with Datacastle CEO Ron Faith and Bruce Kyle.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, is available as an integral feature of Windows Server 2008 and enables you to implement server virtualization with ease. Hyper-V allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine.
For more information about Hyper-V, see Virtualization with Hyper-V.
Developers can learn more about how to using Hyper-V at QuickStart: Using Hyper-V 2008 R2 for Developer Virtualization.
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. The latest version ships as part of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7.
Unlike most shells, which accept and return text, Windows PowerShell is built on top of the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework, and accepts and returns .NET Framework objects. This fundamental change in the environment brings entirely new tools and methods to the management and configuration of Windows.
You can get started using PowerShell by seeing:
- Windows PowerShell is Powerful Automation for developers on Channel 9
- Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide on MSDN
- Windows 7 in 7 Minutes! (Part 2) from MSDEV that includes videos PowerShell 2 ISE in Windows 7, Windows 7 PowerShell 2 for Developers, Windows 7 PowerShell 2 for System Administrators.