Benefits of Disaster Recovery Solutions with VMware

Lower Business Risk

Disasters, including ransomware, are happening more frequently than ever. Ensure your applications can continue to run even when disaster strikes.

Optimize Investments

Select the DR solution that best suits the criticality of your applications, RTO and RPO requirements, and the ability to leverage cloud economics.

Simplify Operations

Create and manage recovery plans for all your VMs with automated DR orchestration, and a consistent VMware environment across production and DR sites.

VMware Products to Help You Recover from Disasters

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

Get on-demand, easy-to-use disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for your vSphere workloads. VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery combines cost-effective cloud storage with SaaS-based management for IT resiliency at scale and a pay as-you-need capacity model for VMware Cloud on AWS failover capacity.

VMware Site Recovery

Protect your mission critical IT services with hot disaster recovery as-a-service (DRaaS) for VMware Cloud on AWS. Get very low RPO and RTO and all the benefits of vSphere Replication and SRM, including non-disruptive testing and reporting, without the need to maintain a secondary data center.

Site Recovery Manager

Automate and orchestrate the failover process to a secondary physical site when your main site fails. SRM recovery plans enable you to decide the sequence in which VMs power up. SRM supports non-disruptive testing and detailed reporting to meet DR compliance requirements.

Cloud Provider Disaster Recovery Solutions

Gain the benefit of self-service DRaaS or managed services from a DRaaS cloud provider. VMware Cloud Providers deliver simple and sophisticated DRaaS from your on-premises site to their cloud with a simple appliance and plugin for the vSphere console.

Choose a Disaster Recovery Solution That Ensures Business Continuity

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Discover how you can reduce costs and get on-demand disaster recovery in the cloud.

Recover Fast and Minimize Downtime

Increase disaster recovery reliability with reliable RTOs and RPOs as low as 5 minutes.

Protect Your Most Sensitive Workloads

Enable predictable disaster recovery and learn how to seamlessly failover to a secondary physical site.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

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Frequently Asked Questions about Disaster Recovery Solutions

VMware provides several solutions to meet your DR needs. You can pick the one that best matches the criticality, RTO, and RPO requirements for each of your applications and workloads, as well as meets your organizational policies.

  • Site Recovery Manager  is a powerful solution for organizations who want to utilize a secondary datacenter as their DR site.
  • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery  offers on-demand DRaaS to protect a broad set of IT services in a cost-efficient manner, with fast recovery capabilities.
  • VMware Site Recovery  delivers hot DRaaS for mission critical IT services that require very low RPO and RTO and all the benefits of vSphere Replication and SRM.

Some organizations may not want to or be able to adopt DRaaS for multiple reasons, including compliance or internal policies, or a need to use a specific storage or replication technology not supported by the DRaaS solution. In these cases, we offers Site Recovery Manager , which is deployed in production in thousands of environments.

DRaaS addresses the most common challenges of DR - complex, high cost, and unreliable – without the need to manage and maintain your own DR site. VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery  is our newest DR solution for this. It utilizes cost-efficient cloud storage, offers easy to use SaaS-based management, includes continuous DR health check and audit reports, and provides customers a pay-as-you-need capacity model. 

Yes, you can use multiple DR solutions to protect all of your workloads. Each can be used to protect a different set of your IT applications.

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