These days, more and more businesses are looking to the cloud for disaster recovery solutions — and for good reason. Cloud-based disaster recovery offers businesses flexibility in commitment, capacity, and cost, giving them the option of comprehensive DR without breaking the bank. This might explain why, according to a recent IDG market survey, 43 percent of surveyed businesses said they’re migrating to the cloud specifically to improve their disaster recovery capabilities.
Organizations know they need to minimize expensive downtime and protect business-critical data, however, traditional disaster recovery plans are typically too costly or complicated for small- and medium-sized businesses to adopt. As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, moving disaster recovery to the hybrid cloud can be a seamless, affordable solution for these businesses.
If your organization is currently evaluating the cloud for disaster recovery, here are a couple questions to ask when considering your options:
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Finding your ideal cloud service provider shouldn’t be a struggle. With the VMware® vCloud Air™ Network, you can find providers to help you extend your on-premises data center to the cloud or to deliver desktop management and applications with just a few clicks of the mouse.
You can also ensure data sovereignty by picking from local data centers in over 100 countries, or discover service providers offering test drives so you can try before you buy. It’s not magic – it’s the VMware vCloud Air Network.
If your organization is thinking about taking the hybrid cloud for a spin, go to vCloudProviders.VMware.com and use the “Find a Provider” tool. Then, simply select your location, cloud service type, compliance requirements, desired vertical market expertise, and you’ll be directed to the right cloud service provider for your organization. Easy!
Today we announced our upcoming release of VMware vCloud® AirTM Disaster Recovery, broadening the scope of our service to serve the DR needs of our end users. We started out with an efficient, easy to use, low cost DR solution that came with broad application and operating system support. Now we are introducing three new service enhancements that demonstrate our continuing effort to simplify the use of our DR solution while providing extended capabilities to the service.
Highlights of these new features include:
- Native failback support – provides seamless reverse replication from vCloud Air data centers to a customer’s environment, as well as support for offline data transfer via physical disk, to accommodate larger environments.
- Multiple recovery points – enables multiple point-in-time copies of replicated VM(s), allowing you to roll back to earlier snapshots of your data center environment in the event of corruption or the need to recover to an earlier set of data.
- Self-service automation – leverages vRealize Orchestrator via a plug-in for vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, to define and deploy recovery playbooks that help streamline failover operations.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new VMware program for cloud startups – VMware vCloud Air Edge. Over the past year, VMware has launched a series of programs for traditional independent software vendors (ISVs) to transform their solutions into cloud-based services. There has been a tremendous interest from on-premises ISVs seeking to leverage VMware hybrid cloud technology to build new capabilities or create new cloud-based delivery models. With the launch of VMware vCloud® Air™ OnDemand, enterprise-grade compute, storage and networking services are more accessible to a broader community of developers and software companies.
The interest from venture capitalists, cloud startups and industry analysts has grown exponentially since the launch of the service in 2013. Today, we’re pleased to launch a new incubator program for companies building new, potentially disrupting enterprise solutions on vCloud Air.
To enable this, the vCloud Air Edge program will provide technical, marketing/sales, and financial support during a time when companies need it most and can least afford it. First, VMware is offering $100,000 worth of cloud credits to Edge partners. Beyond cloud credits, we provide many high-touch points with our startup partners, comprehensive incubation support through 1:1 architectural guidance, and joint go-to-market programs to build awareness to our enterprise customer user base. All of this with no fees to join and no equity disbursement.
Your business wants instant access to a scalable self-service pay-as-you-go cloud, while you want a cloud that you can manage and secure just like the rest of your infrastructure. Well, how hard can that be? All you need is a hybrid platform across your onsite data center to your offsite cloud infrastructure with self-service access, pay-as-you-go charges, complete network integration, bi-directional application portability and the ability to manage everything using exactly the same tools and processes you already use. Don’t all cloud solutions provide that? Unfortunately, they don’t. But now you don’t have to choose between self-service cloud scalability and consistent manageability across hybrid environments.
Introducing VMware vCloud® Air™ Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, a NEW cloud offering provided by VMware. With this service, you receive instant access to self-service, usage-based cloud compute services on which you can build and run any application you need. In addition, you can manage these services and application workloads using exactly the same tools and processes you already use for your onsite VMware infrastructure. Now it’s a simple choice to run any application anywhere you need, on an on-demand platform that is as secure, compliant, resilient and manageable as the rest of your IT infrastructure.
Here’s a quick tour of Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand:
Government agencies have been searching for a cloud service that provides the enhanced security and agility they require. VMware vCloud® Government Service™ provided by Carpathia delivers a solution to federal agencies to meet their cloud needs. This hybrid cloud service, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, gives US federal agencies a faster path to the cloud with the exact same platform trusted by so many federal agencies to run their data centers today. As a result, both new and existing applications can run seamlessly across your existing data center and the cloud, with the assurance of FedRAMP security standards.
Join us on January 27, 2015 at 11am PST for an educational webcast, The Mission Case for Hybrid Cloud in Government: vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia, to find out how to implement a hybrid cloud strategy for your federal agency.
During the webcast you’ll learn how vCloud Government Service can help you:
Nevro Selects a Hybrid Cloud Service to Address Integration, Scalability, and Regulatory Concerns
Many companies facing technologic and geographic growth are looking to cloud services as a fast and practical means to remain agile and respond to growing business demand, while extending existing infrastructure to save on capital and operational costs.
VMware customer Nevro Corporation, a growth-stage medical device manufacturer, is a perfect example of a rapidly growing startup in a heavily regulated environment. They were looking for a solution that would give them the agility to meet increased user demand and usability habits, while also adhering to strict security and compliance requirements.
As is the nature of many businesses, Nevro has many employees that are geographically separated, making it difficult to maintain company data under one roof. In addition, when faced with some of the most expensive real estate in the United States, justifying the expansion to a new data center was a hard sell to senior executives. Instead, the company spent six years using and testing major public cloud providers, but as Nevro’s IT Director, Jeff Wilson notes in a recent interview, “None of them quite felt right for our company and the industry we’re in.” That is, until they discovered VMware’s hybrid cloud service, VMware vCloud® AirTM.
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If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, don’t miss out on VMware Partner Exchange 2015! Designed to fit your unique partners needs and help accelerate your business in the new cloud era, there’s something for everyone this year at Partner Exchange.
Find out what to expect from the VMware Cloud Services team at this year’s event:
2014 was an exciting year for the VMware vCloud® Air™ team. We continued to grow our global services, expanding in Japan and Australia, had another amazing time at VMworld, and announced several exciting service enhancements to make our customers’ path to cloud as seamless as possible.
As we look ahead to 2015, we decided to take a step back and review some of our most popular posts from 2014. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 most-read posts from last year:
#5 Increasing Cloudiness Means Growth Opportunities
Coming in at #5, Jay Workman’s blog discussed how growth opportunities are shifting from traditional software distribution to cloud distribution. Jay also discussed an important milestone for our Service Provider Program – with over 3,800 service provider partners worldwide, the vCloud Air Network can now proudly boast that it’s one of the largest cloud ecosystems available in the market.