We recently announced the launch of vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, which is aimed at making Disaster Recovery easier and more accessible for businesses. Most IT applications are currently not protected by Disaster Recovery because it is too expensive and complicated, but vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery aims to change that. We believe this is a real milestone in virtualization, offering leadership and guidance as to the potential of Hybrid Cloud.
vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery is secure and simple, working by replicating your virtual machines to vCloud Hybrid Service and storing them in a virtual data center. By removing the need to build and maintain tertiary Disaster Recovery sites, the solution is much more cost-effective for your business.
It goes without saying that we think the vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery is a fantastic innovation, but we also recently spoke to Principal Analyst Roy Illsley’s at Ovum Infrastructure Solutions, a leading independent analyst and consultancy firm specializing in the global coverage of the IT and Telecoms industries. Here’s what he had to say:
“The ability to adequately protect all an organisation’s applications and data in the event of a disaster is currently cost prohibitive for many. Recent natural disasters, or just prolonged weather events, have created scenarios where more organisations must now consider more robust Disaster Recovery plans. However, the options available are limited to building or buying new capacity, then implementing the process and software needed to deliver a robust Disaster Recovery capability. Ovum thinks solutions like VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery service offer organisations a cost effective approach to deploying Disaster Recovery within their enterprise. VMware has focused its solution on existing VMware customers and made the adoption of its service simple to implement and operate. Ovum believes this is possible because the VMware solution is focused on the virtual workloads only, and leaves other third party specialists to provide, if needed, additional Disaster Recovery capability for the non-VMware workloads.”
To learn more about vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, please visit the VMware vCloud blog.