Forget about traditional disaster recovery solutions. They’re costly and complex, and often can’t meet your recovery objectives even after doubling your hardware (and cost) for protected applications. Imagine being able to recover to any machine, not just specific duplicate hardware. Hardware-independence in your data center with VMware vSphere, where any physical server can be the recovery target for your virtual servers, makes fast recovery the norm. Reduce your hardware costs and your maintenance budget. Even if you haven’t virtualized your production servers, virtualized target servers for your disaster recovery give you greater simplicity, reliability, and cost savings.
- Recover from disasters rapidly
- Ensure reliable disaster recovery
- Reduce the cost of disaster recovery
- Automate disaster recovery
Recover Rapidly from Disasters
Traditional disaster recovery plans require many manual, complex steps to allocate recovery resources, perform bare metal recovery, perform data recovery, and validate that systems are ready for use. VMware vSphere eliminates steps and simplifies the recovery process.
Forget worrying about whether you have the correct hardware configuration, patches, and firmware and eliminate the difficulties of recovering your operating system and application installation on different hardware. Virtualization turns everything about a system -- hardware configuration, firmware, operating system install, application install -- into data stored in just a few files on disk. Protecting a complete system is just a matter of protecting a few files using your backup or replication software. The files that make up a virtual machine can be recovered to any hardware without requiring any changes because virtual machines are hardware-independent.
Ensure Reliable Recovery
Having a recovery plan is an important step, but just as important is ensuring that the plan is reliable. Traditional recovery plans are often unreliable because they are difficult to test, difficult to keep up to date, and depend on correct execution of complex, manual recovery processes.
Testing becomes simpler in a virtualized environment because virtualization makes it possible to execute non-disruptive tests using existing resources. Hardware independence eliminates the complexity of maintaining the recovery site by eliminating failures due to hardware differences that can otherwise creep in over time and cause costly and time-consuming complications during recovery. VMware virtualization also simplifies recovery procedures to eliminate failures caused by the complexity of traditional disaster recovery solutions.
Reduce the Cost of Disaster Recovery
With traditional disaster recovery solutions, having the fastest and most reliable recovery requires duplicating your entire production infrastructure and with it your costs. Using VMware vSphere you can provide rapid and reliable recovery without requiring identical hardware. Because of hardware independence, you can repurpose existing servers for disaster recovery rather than needing to buy duplicate servers for rapid recovery. VMware virtualization also enables server consolidation so that organizations can slash the cost of server infrastructure needed both for production and disaster recovery.
Automate Disaster Recovery
Traditional disaster recovery solutions entail numerous steps that are difficult or impossible to automate. As a result, traditional disaster recovery solutions are generally slow, complex and prone to human error. Virtualization opens the door to disaster recovery automation by turning physical servers into data and recovery procedures into software.
VMware Site Recovery Manager enables you to automate the disaster recovery process and ensure that it is executed rapidly and correctly. In addition, it makes it possible for you to easily and cost-effectively test your disaster recovery plan so that you can ensure that it is reliable.
Count On a Reliable Disaster Recovery Plan
Meet your time-to-recovery goals with a simplified hardware-independent recovery process. Contact Alliance Technologies today to discuss how we can help you implement an effective and manageable Disaster Recovery plan.