Every third Thursday of the month on the vCloud Blog, we aim to publish blogs around vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers, which is a set of reference documents designed to help you construct a superior working cloud solution leveraging current technologies, recommended practices and innovative tools that have been proven in real-world enterprises.
Previously in our blog series, we’ve discussed:
- Customer Onboarding with VMware NSX L2VPN Service for vCloud Air Network
- Developing a Hyper-Converged Storage Strategy for VMware vCloud Director with VMware vSAN
In this edition, we shift our focus to workload mobility and disaster recovery to VMware vCloud Air Network IaaS Providers.
A seamless extension of existing VMware enterprise customers’ on-premises data centers, vCloud Air Network providers are able to offer services to the market that include moving workloads in and out of the customers’ chosen cloud platform, as well as disaster recovery.
For customers, one of the benefits of utilizing a vCloud Air Network provider is that there can be common components running in their data centers, helping to achieve a unified hybrid cloud experience.
This latest vCAT-SP document, “Workload Mobility and Disaster Recovery to VMware vCloud Air Network IaaS Provider”, details the solution architecture required for a vCloud Air Network managed hosting provider to offer a workload mobility and disaster recovery as a service offering to customers. A fictitious customer, “Rainpole Inc.” is used to demonstrate the end customer viewpoints of the solution.
The vCAT-SP document highlights the following:
- How service providers can offer a unified hybrid platform that enables the provider to become a strategic extension of their end customer’s data center
- Enablement of the provider to layer disaster recovery and business continuity services on top of the solution with ease and reduced complexity
- Solution architecture required for a vCloud Air Network managed hosting provider to offer a workload mobility and disaster recovery
To view this vCAT-SP document, click here.
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