VMware this week announce a new service that brings full disaster recovery capabilities to its users. The new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) Disaster Recovery (DR) solution allows virtualized data centers and enterprises to seamlessly enable DR services in their existing deployments.
Mathew Lodge, VP of Cloud Services Product Marketing and Management at VMware, explained to Datamation that anything that is running on a VMware vSphere host can be replicated, regardless of what kind of storage the customers has — vSAN or anything else.
The new service offers what VMware is referring to as continuous replication to enable DR.
“It’s a replication rather than a back-up, and it’s continuous as in the data is continuously copied from the protected site to vCHS,” Lodge said. “The VM state is captured at intervals, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) interval, to ensure all VMs are consistent in the DR set.”