During AWS re:Invent 2017 event, VMware has announced a new service based on VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service brings VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Disaster Recovery as a Service to the AWS Cloud.

VMware Site Recovery™, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises datacenters and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS.

The solution leverages our 10+ years of Disaster Recovery(DR) innovations by building on the proven technologies of VMware Site Recovery Manager for advanced orchestration automation and vSphere Replication for flexible, hypervisor-based replication. VMware Site Recovery allows customers to protect critical data and applications while taking advantage of cloud flexibility and economics—enabling admins to accelerate their time-to-protection by removing the need to build a secondary DR site and by dramatically simplifying DR operations and enabling ‘DR in a day’!

Like VMware Cloud on AWS the integration is completly seamless with the HTML5 client:

The logic is the same of VMware SRM 8.0, with protection group and plan that can be run easily. Replication is based on VM replication.

VMware Site Recovery provides a simple, one-click failover during disasters, so that your business workloads are predictably and seamlessly moved to the DR site.

VMware Site Recovery one-click failover ensures minimal downtime for your major stakeholders (application owners, end users, customers, etc.), helping your business continue to operate with minimal to no disruption.

VMware Site Recovery is offered as an add-on to your current VMware Cloud on AWS deployment. The add-on offers on-demand pricing on a per-VM basis with granular (hourly) metering—and monthly billing. Regardless of the VMs size, you are charged for the VMs you are protecting, when you are protecting them. Additional pricing information can be found here.

For more information about the technical aspects, see this blog post.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2553 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect.
VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014.
Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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