Many organizations today do not have adequate disaster recovery (DR) protection for their applications. In most cases, disaster recovery is perceived as too expensive, complex and unreliable for any but the most mission-critical applications.
But disaster recovery is a natural fit for the cloud, and VMware’s Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Services make disaster recovery broadly accessible for all applications and sites by providing cost-efficient, automated and simple disaster protection.
Leading service providers are offering Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Services leveraging VMware vSphere 5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5. Use these services today to protect all your applications and sites with a better DR solution.
Cost-efficient Disaster Recovery
The VMware Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Services reduce overall DR protection costs in two ways:
- Pay-per-use: Pay-per-use pricing model eliminates the need for large upfront capital investment to build a secondary DR site.
- Shared Resources: Share recovery infrastructure costs with multiple customers. Because resources at failover sites sit idle most of the time, DR enables high oversubscription ratios, making it ideal for cloud environments.
Automated Disaster Recovery
Traditional DR solutions are unreliable because they depend on manual processes documented in error-prone runbooks. Many organizations are unable to perform routine failover testing, and have limited confidence that they will be able to meet their failover objectives.
The VMware Disaster Recovery to the Cloud solution ensures rapid and reliable recovery with fully automated processes.
- Automated recovery process – vCenter Site Recovery Manager automates the entire site recovery and migration process. Upon initiation of a disaster failover, business services are automatically recovered with no manual intervention.
- Non-disruptive testing - recovery plans can be tested without disrupting production systems. As a result, organizations gain confidence that their disaster protection will meet their business objectives.
Simple Disaster Recovery
Traditional disaster recovery solutions are complex to set up. They require a secondary site, dedicated infrastructure, and hardware-based replication to move data to the secondary site.
The VMware Disaster Recovery to the Cloud solution is very simple to set up. You no longer need to deploy a secondary site. Instead, you only need to deploy vCenter Site Recovery Manager in your location. vCenter Site Recovery Manager includes vSphere Replication, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication product to replicate virtual machine data to the cloud. vCenter Site Recovery Manager also integrates with a matching instance in the cloud to automate all recovery and testing processes and enable end users to manage their recovery plans.
Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Services
The following service providers have implemented Disaster Recovery to the Cloud services using vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5. To learn more about VMware Disaster Recovery to the Cloud services, visit the solution pages of these partners.