You buy insurance. You use surge protectors in your office. You keep fire extinguishers handy in your kitchen. You always have a backup plan – just in case. So it stands to reason that your company’s hybrid cloud strategy should include tactics for dealing with disaster recovery.
With that in mind, IBM Cloud is enhancing its VMware Cloud Foundation with disaster recovery functionality based on Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR). Zerto on IBM Cloud is a secure, flexible, and scalable disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution that’s integrated with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions on bare metal – giving you full control over your VMware vCenter deployments.
Zerto on IBM Cloud automatically provisions a production environment and installs Zerto, which enables faster deployment to the DR environment. It is geared toward mid-size and larger enterprises that are currently running and managing their production VMware or Hyper-V environments on premises, in IBM Cloud, or both.
Users can quickly set up a replicated DR environment from either their on-premises or cloud environments – so if disaster strikes, the replicated environments will be live and available for use in short order. And it can recover cloud applications to any point-in-time recovery point objective (RPO) of seconds and recovery time objective (RTO) of minutes.
To find out more, check out Sal Bruno’s blog post.
All of which reminds me – I need to check the batteries on my smoke detector.
Learn more about Disaster Recovery and High Availability
- Provide high availability and disaster recovery in IBM Bluemix
- Disaster recovery in a cloud environment
- IBM Cloud to Offer Disaster Recovery as a Service With Zerto Virtual Replication
- Zerto Virtual Replication for disaster recovery on IBM Cloud