Automate Data Disaster Recovery

VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ is the market-leading disaster recovery management solution, providing automated orchestration and non-disruptive testing of centralized recovery plans for all virtualized applications. It integrates natively with vSphere Replication and supports a broad set of high-performance storage-based replication products to reliably duplicate workloads across sites. A deployment founded on vSphere and complemented with Site Recovery Manager dramatically lowers the cost of DR through management and testing automation that eliminates the complexity of traditional disaster recovery. Site Recovery Manager ensures fast and highly predictable RPOs and RTOs with a DR strategy that is always up to date. Other virtualization platforms lack complete, integrated DR solutions, resulting in customers being forced to purchase 3rd party tools to make up for the end-to-end integration that VMware provides.

With VMware virtualization we know we can switch our business over to our backup datacenter anytime—and be up and running within a few hours. And it costs a fraction of what we paid for the third-party disaster recovery service we used before.

Tim Moudry, Associate Director of IT, Myron Steves

In 2012, SRM was selected the best Business Continuity product in the Virtualization Review Reader's Choice Awards & Buyers Guide, and it won Gold in the Windows IT Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards in the High Availability Product category.

Site Recovery Manager is the only solution to offer:

  • Application-agnostic Recovery – through the abstraction of vSphere virtualization, Site Recovery Manager automates the recovery of any virtualized application with reliability and consistency.
  • Centralized Recovery Plan – SRM replaces paper-based runbooks, offering centrally managed and easy to update recovery plans integrated into vCenter Server.
  • Automated Failover and Failback – SRM fully automates recovery plans, including re-IPing and ability to run scripts as part of the plan and within virtual machines. In addition, Automated Failback allows reversing recovery plans, back to the original site.
  • Broad Choice of Replication Technologies – SRM leverages vSphere Replication, which is bundled with the vSphere platform, providing flexible and cost-effective capabilities to expand DR protection. Site Recovery Manager also delivers support for a vast number high-performance storage-based replication products provided by the VMware Partner ecosystem.

No other virtualization platform vendors deliver on all six key elements. Learn how VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager can take the disaster out of data disaster recovery for your business.


Features VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 SP1
Integrate virtualization SW with storage replication
(array-based replication)
Hypervisor-based replication
Graphically create recovery plans
One-button nondisruptive DR testing anytime
One-button DR failover automation
Detailed DR test and recovery history for compliance
Automated failback
Planned migration