Feature Friday Disaster Recovery VMware Cloud Director Availability

Feature Fridays 98 – VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4 GA

It’s here! Cloud Director 4.4 has landed, and what a landing, this release has more new capabilities than any prior!

New for Cloud Providers is on-premises vSphere to Cloud Provider dedicated vSphere DR and Migration, now allowing DR and Migration to private cloud vSphere instances, no Cloud Director required! This feature leverages the vCenter Replication management appliance or seamless on-premises appliance configuration, replication, failover and reverse setup with full control over the management of RPO, retention policy, compression, quiescing and storage policy.  

vSphere DR & Migration capability offers highly competitive compute resource, network mapping and recovery setting features for Cloud Providers. It maintains feature parity against VMware Cloud Director as an endpoint DR and migration capability so Cloud Providers can get a consistent, integrated and standardized experience across their migration journey. 

1-click migration – getting your tenants onto your cloud faster and more effectively than ever before. One-click migration feature is an additional improvement to simplify and speed up tenants’ migration experience by adding the capability to execute a migration directly from vSphere UI. To help save time tenants have the option to automatically run this feature with pre-defined criteria if there is no need for advanced replication configuration.  

Increased operational excellence with RPO compliance reporting and Recovery Plan execution reporting to help troubleshoot challenges with failover and replications.

Upgrade assistance with the ability to validate compatibility with all your remote on-premises replicators and understand the impact of an upgrade before it happens – getting your tenants prepped prior will help avoid service outages.

New product feedback mechanism to help our engineering and product management teams deliver a better experience on-going in the future. Support for Layer 2 network extension to VMware Cloud on AWS for one-way migration and complete DR and Migration support for Cloud Director service Google Cloud VMware Engine.

And much much more!

Check out our this Feature Friday to get the deep dive! 

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