For far too long, enterprise-class IT business continuance and disaster recovery solutions have been out of reach for mid-size businesses. Today, I am excited to announce a new solution – VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – Disaster Recovery — that not only address this issue but can also drastically change the economics of IT disaster recovery.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery is a new cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) service that provides a continuously available recovery site for VMware virtualized data centers and seamlessly extends DR to the public cloud. This move marks the beginning of a new approach to DR. Here’s why:
Through working closely with our partners and customers, we’ve observed time and time again that business continuity is a critical priority for organizations, but very few applications are continuously protected because it was too expensive and too complicated to include them in a DR plan.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery is a game changer in that it’s simple to set up, can be self-managed, and is a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional DR solutions.
In addition, with the majority of IT organizations already familiar with vSphere®, the simplicity of administering vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery makes DR just as easy. All of this makes this service a natural fit for mid-size businesses looking to protect their IT investments. Not to mention, other DR services often require expensive professional installation services, physically transporting backups and manually rebuilding servers and loading backup files.
We are executing quickly against VMware’s hybrid cloud vision, delivering capabilities like DR that businesses can use to extend their existing IT investment to the cloud. VMware continues to distinguish itself from other cloud providers by making DR more simple and cost-effective, allowing our customers to use the cloud to deliver business value, without wrestling with operational complexity and incompatibility inherent to other public clouds.
To learn more about what customers are saying and opportunities for partners, read the press release or visit the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery page to get service details and images. And don’t forget to “like” VMware vCloud on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest hybrid cloud news.