Over the past few years it seems that we have experienced no shortage of natural disasters, especially during this week of horrible tornadoes affecting Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana residents. In today’s world, having a disaster recovery solution in place can mean the difference between a business with a bright future, and one that closes up shop.
Though today, it isn’t uncommon to find many small-to-medium-sized businesses that simply don’t implement Disaster Recovery at all because they believe it is either too complicated, too expensive or both. This may have been the case, but that was before VMware introduced the general availability of VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – Disaster Recovery.
This DRaaS solution introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments. It is simple to set up, and it provides a high level of self-service capabilities while requiring minimal configuration and user training, and is a fraction of the cost of traditional disaster recovery solutions. Built on VMware’s hypervisor-based replication engine, vSphere Replication, and new integration support with vCloud Hybrid Service, Disaster Recovery features include:
· Self-service disaster recovery protection for virtual machines
· Recovery point objectives (RPO) from 15 minutes to 24 hours
· Recovery time objectives (RTO) of four hours or less
· Automated failover testing, planned migrations and recovery
· Elastic cloud compute and storage capacity
· Support for offline data seeding
· Private leased line network option
· Flexible failover testing
This new disaster recovery service is ideal for customers who do not want to have to build and maintain tertiary disaster recovery sites. It’s also useful for organizations that want to protect more applications from data loss and downtime during a disaster, but cannot justify the cost and complexity of traditional Disaster Recovery.
Take a moment to learn more about VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – Disaster Recovery by watching the video below.
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– The VMware Partner Network Team