Disaster recovery (DR) is a topic that many organizations do not like to discuss because disasters of any type are painful. Often, recovery plans are flawed, costly, and require a significant amount of time and resources. Additionally, DR has often required a separate dedicated recovery site with identical hardware to support some or all of the organization’s critical systems.
These challenges can be overcome by using Dell EMC VxRail and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. VxRail provides outstanding performance, and is easy to update and maintain. VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is a disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution that makes disaster recovery easy for workloads ranging from a few VMs on a small cluster to entire data centers. Because DRaaS is cloud-based, it is not necessary to have a separate DR site with idle equipment to maintain. Instead, it is easy to test a wide variety of scenarios without having to go to a DR site or even to travel to the office.
When used together, organizations can realize additional value from the reliability and performance of VxRail, and from the robust protection of workloads delivered as a service and provided by VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. Through simple DR orchestration and testing in VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, the already-trusted virtual environment built on VxRail is reliably protected against disasters ranging from ransomware attacks to power outages and other natural disasters.