A Complete Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution

Power outages, network issues, human error, and natural disasters can all contribute to system downtime. To minimize the impact of any disruption, VMware delivers a comprehensive, integrated portfolio of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions. VMware BC/DR solutions increase the availability of your workloads and your data, and, in case your primary data center fails, replicate your data to a secondary site and orchestrate recovery quickly and reliably.

Protect Your Applications and Data

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Protect Your Applications and Data

VMware solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery can protect you from planned and unplanned downtime simply and affordably.  

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for AWS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for AWS

VMware Site Recovery offers efficient, simple, and on-demand site protection for VMware Cloud on AWS.

What are the Benefits of a Robust BC/DR Solution?

Increased Availability

It’s natural for hardware to fail. A robust BC/DR solution ensures your applications continue to run even if the hardware fails.

Reduced Uncertainty

Data replication and frequent, non-disruptive testing ensure your systems are protected even in case of a disaster.

Optimized Spending

Automation, familiar tools, and efficient infrastructure help reduce spending without compromising protection.

VMware Solutions for BC/DR

VMware offers a broad spectrum of products and services that help you protect your vSphere environment.

 

High Availability

With VMware vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion, you can move workloads, without disruption, across the data center to perform the maintenance necessary to maximize the life of your hardware.

 

VMware vSphere High Availability reduces application downtime by automatically restarting VMs on available servers upon detecting application, guest operating system, or server hardware failures.

 

Fault Tolerance

VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance provides continuous availability for applications in the event of a server failure by creating a live shadow instance of a VM that is in lockstep with the primary instance. Should any failure happen, then the shadow instance seamlessly takes over where the primary instance left off.

 

vSAN Stretched Clusters synchronously replicates data across geographically distinct sites, so that applications will not be affected, even if one site fails.

 

Replication

VMware vSphere Replication is an asynchronous replication solution that copies data from users’ primary site to secondary sites. It is fully integrated in the hypervisor, enabling customers to protect VMs regardless of the underlying storage solution, with an RPO ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours. vSphere supports a wide range of storage array-based replication for maximum choice and flexibility.

 

Disaster Recovery

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) automates and orchestrates the failover process to a secondary site, in case your main site fails. Using recovery plans, SRM enables you to decide the sequence in which VMs power up, and to set up relevant network and storage properties. SRM also supports non-disruptive testing and detailed reporting, to help ensure your protection plans meet your targets, and to meet DR compliance requirements.

 

VMware Site Recovery offers disaster recovery as-a-service (DRaaS) for VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Site Recovery delivers on-demand protection with all the benefits of vSphere Replication and SRM, including non-disruptive testing and reporting, without the need to maintain a secondary data center.