In this Technology Adoption Profile we explore the current state of replication in SMB IT departments and in particular the use of SAN-based replication. We find strong demand for both synchronous and asynchronous SAN-based replication, as well as the need to replicate data within the SMB’s own data center facilities, either to a colocated secondary array or to one within 5 km [approximately 3 miles](a campus or metro-style deployment). We also find that in order for SMBs to protect more data using replication, they need replication solutions that are non-disruptive, easy to use, and inexpensive.
VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere® virtual environments. Built on VMware’s hypervisor-based replication engine, vSphere Replication, and integration support with vCloud Air, it provides simple and secure asynchronous replication and failover. Consider these top five reasons why you should look to the cloud for your disaster recovery needs.
Data protection and recovery can be a complicated problem in remote offices. But there are options. This white paper explores a range of possibilities, and shows how an adaptive data protection solution can protect remotely stored data for enterprises of all sizes.