VMware Expands Enterprise Class Automated Disaster Recovery without Cost and Complexity
the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the data center and cloud, today announced the availability of VMware Site Recovery Manager vCenter 4, allowing automated disaster recovery for reliable and affordable. Part of the Family vCenter product of VMware, vCenter VMware Site Recovery Manager provides automated disaster recovery for virtual environments. Now, with support for Network File System (NFS) storage-based replication, compatible with VMware vSphere ™ 4, and simplification “of many a” failover recovery through shared links, vCenter VMware Site Recovery Manager makes even easier for customers to protect the confidence of all their virtual environments.
Disaster recovery is essential for businesses to protect corporate data, but has generally been difficult to achieve because of the cost and complexity. Disasters in the data center – whether caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, power outages or other unexpected events – can result in downtime for business critical applications. The extended downtime significantly impacts revenue, the service level agreement (SLA) and business operations. Traditional solutions for disaster recovery require complex manual recovery processes, and can be very difficult to build, test and maintain. Legal requirements may also present problems for disaster recovery solutions. As a result, organizations only provide disaster recovery plans for critical applications.
VCenter VMware Site Recovery Manager 4 now offers:
* VMware vSphere 4 Support. Now customers can take advantage of the capabilities of VMware vSphere 4, including Fault Tolerance, for best performance and application protection.
* Support for extended storage. Allows users to leverage iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and storage and replication solutions NFS
* Many-to-one failover. Protects multiple production sites with automated failover in one place, shared recovery
“VMware Site Recovery Manager vCenter 4 drastically simplifies the disaster recovery process for customers so they can meet the demanding needs of business disaster recovery, including regulatory compliance issues,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager business unit servers to VMware. “Now with many-to-one failover and expanded storage medium, more customers can take advantage of disaster recovery, low cost and gain peace of mind that their data is safe in case of a disaster. ”
“Disaster recovery is one of the most difficult and complicated challenges for IT organizations, and it is not easy to get applications proliferate and expectations with respect to shorten recovery times,” said Richard Villars, vice president of storage and executive strategies, IDC. “Virtualization of server and storage environments are playing a key role in helping businesses reduce costs and complexity associated with implementing, testing and implementation of a comprehensive disaster recovery, but its effectiveness depends more and more solutions that automate the process of rapid expansion of disaster recovery itself. ”
“In my 25 years experience in IT, vCenter VMware Site Recovery Manager is one of the best solutions I have applied,” said Ed Belliveau, principal systems engineer, Bentley University. “With the latest enhancements Site Recovery Manager and features, along with integration with VMware vSphere ™, preparation of disaster recovery is much easier.”
VMware provides virtualization solutions for business infrastructure that enable IT organizations to streamline the business of all sizes. With the platform’s industry-leading virtualization – VMware vSphere ™ – Clients rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating costs, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $ 1.9 million, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 partners, VMware is the virtualization leader that consistently ranks as one priority among CIOs
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