Magazine

How virtual servers, desktops and storage can make DR a breeze

Ezine

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download "Storage magazine: Slimmer storage: How data reduction systems work."

Download it now to read this article plus other related content.

You could even upload those VMs to a public cloud and run the virtual machines (with your business-critical apps) at a service provider with no changes to the guest OS, applications or data.

The ability to run virtualized VMs in a public cloud has been packaged and named disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). With services like those available from Hosting.com and Doyenz.com, VMs from vSphere are replicated to the cloud on an ongoing basis; if there’s a disaster, the standby VMs can be powered on to restore business-critical applications to service. End users can access those VMs via the Web, a VPN or they can connect to another company site via a site-to-site VPN.

    Requires Free Membership to View

Virtualization can also help prevent disasters from happening.

This was first published in October 2012

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: