What’s New in VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery – Maintaining Compliance Together
Maintaining Compliance Together
Meeting compliance standards and requirements for your organization can be an intimidating task. That is why the newest enhancements to VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery are all about helping you to be and stay compliant as you implement and reap the business benefits of DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS).
A few months ago, VMware Cloud DR added the ability to protect cloud workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS with inter-region DR failover (i.e. failover from one region to another region). Now, we’ve enhanced that capability with intra-region DR failover for cloud workloads, where cloud workloads failover into a different availability zone (AZ) within the same region. A key driver for this use case is to help organizations meet data sovereignty regulations by keeping data within their home jurisdiction after a DR failover.
In addition, VMware Cloud DR now meets SOC 2 Type 1 and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Level 1 requirements, providing you better visibility, and ultimately, assurance about VMware Cloud DR’s security, operations, and compliance practices. SOC reports are independent third-party examination reports that show how we meet compliance controls and objectives. For CSA STAR Level 1, we’ve completed the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) to document compliance with the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM).
Compliance: A Means to an End
While compliance is important, it is a means to an end, namely better cyber security and risk management for your organization to protect your organization against business reputation and revenue losses. In a 2020 Computer Weekly / TechTarget IT Priorities study, cyber security and risk management was the top spending and budget growth area for the year. With the trend of increasing cyberattacks that trend has likely continued into 2021 (one analyst firm projects that 75% of organizations will be hit by ransomware by 2025). And with more organizations adopting a multi-cloud strategy – across the public cloud, datacenter, and edge – compliance challenges across multiple platforms will become more important.
A fast-to-deploy, easy-to-use, cost-effective disaster recovery solution, like VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, is a key part of any robust cyber security and risk management plan. Learn more with these helpful resources:
- Check out the VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery product page and release notes
- Read the Gartner report “How to Determine If DRaaS Will Save Money”
- See how VMware Cloud DR can deliver 60% lower TCO
- Watch VMware Cloud DR product videos of common workflows
 Gartner, How to Determine If DRaaS Will Save Money, Jeffrey Hewitt, Rob Blair, 29 September 2020. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.