VMware Site Recovery Testing Network Options

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Why should you test your DR plan? I'm regularly surprised at the number of customers I talk to that don't routinely test their recovery plans. Testing a recovery plan goes a long way to reducing the risk of problems, increasing the comfort with and confidence in the recovery plan. For details about how the recovery Read more...

Site Recovery Manager 8.3 with vVols and Automatic Protection

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VMware released Virtual Volumes in 2015. Since then, and especially since Virtual Volumes 2.0, with its support for replication, the question has been “When will this integrate with SRM?” I’m thrilled to say, the answer to that question is “Now!” As of Site Recovery Manager 8.3, now there is support for doing everything that SRM Read more...

Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Datrium to Provide Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Hybrid Cloud Environments

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Hybrid cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for our customers. With organizations sometimes having thousands of applications – both existing legacy apps and new cloud microservices – securing and maintaining those apps in hybrid cloud environments is critical to success for many of our customers. With this in mind, VMware has announced Read more...
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Announcing VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Integration with Pure Storage Arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware is pleased to announce the integration of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with Pure Storage’s FlashArray portfolio with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). The partnership enables customers running the latest version of SRM, 8.3, to easily protect and efficiently manage their Pure Storage vVols datastores using array-based replication and SRM. “We’re excited to be Read more...
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Feature In Five: Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

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Pour a fresh cup of coffee because we're back with another segment of “Feature in Five.” In just five short minutes, we deliver byte-sized demos of industry-leading VMware products. In this feature, we will focus on Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS. Let's get started! So how can you be sure that your DRaaS Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 151: Site Recovery Manager 8.3

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This week VMware announced that Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Cato Grace to walk us through the new features and enhancements of this new release. Links Mentioned SRM and vSPhere Replication are Generally Available What's New in SRM and Read more...

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is Now Available

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We’re excited to announce that VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. The new releases were announced on March 10, 2020, in tandem with VMware’s Application Modernization event. This automation software integrates with an underlying replication technology to minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration of recovery Read more...

Announcing VMware Site Recovery Manager Integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware is pleased to announce the integration of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s external storage arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). The partnership enables customers running the latest version of Site Recovery Manager, 8.3, to easily protect and efficiently manage their HPE vVols datastores using array-based replication and SRM. “We’re Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

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vSphere 7 Core Storage With the announcement of vSphere 7, the anticipation of what’s new is over. What has been added or changed in this release? I’m glad you asked! In vSphere 7, there are some exciting new storage features and interoperability. Under core storage, we’ve added external connectivity to NVMe device with NVMeoF, shared Read more...

What’s New in SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3

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SRM and vSphere Replication have been available since 2008 and 2012 respectively. They both started as good products and have only gotten better over time. I'm still surprised and impressed by our engineering team’s ability to add significant new capabilities while at the same time keeping the core functionality solid. This post will cover what's Read more...