Business Continuity

Business continuity and disaster recovery is paramount for ensuring your business critical environment, data, and online presence is available for use with minimal downtime. The availability services offered on *VMware vCloud® Air™ are responsible for ensuring your data is protected, recoverable, and accessible by you and your customers.


VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery

VMware vCloud Air's Disaster Recovery increases business resiliency with minimal investment. Built on VMware vSphere® Replication™, supported by vCloud Air, Disaster Recovery provides a failover environment for dependable recovery when faced with an operational disruption. Asynchronous replication at the hypervisor layer allows for virtual machines (VMs) in vSphere to be easily configured for disaster recovery. Available in all vCloud Air data centers. Watch a short video to learn more and review the Disaster Recovery Datasheet and FAQ for more details.

Benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery

  • Simple - easy to set up, deploy and manage
  • Economical - high level of self-service capabilities, minimal configuration and user training
  • Responsive - quickly scale-up protection of onsite applications, by tier, on-demand
  • Consistent - integration with your vSphere environment, same production support by VMware with no need to reconfigure hardware or tools
Service/Description Resources Optional Add-Ons
Disaster Recovery

Business continuity protection for your on-premises clouds

  • 10GHz vCPU standby capacity
  • 20GB vRAM
  • 1TB of persistent storage
  • 2 Public IPs
  • 2 Failover Tests
  • 10Mbps allocated throughput
  • Compute Subscription
  • Compute One-time
  • Persistent Storage
  • Public IPs
  • Direct Connect
  • Failover Tests
  • Offline Data Transfer
Features (all services include the following features)
  • Firewall
  • VPNs
  • Load Balancer
  • Disk I/O
  • Redundancy + HA
  • DHCP + NAT

Data Protection

The need to protect workloads is the same whether it’s onsite or in the cloud. You can ensure business continuity in your vCloud Air environment with VMware vCloud® Air™ Data Protection, an optional data backup and recovery feature for Dedicated Cloud or Virtual Private Cloud instances.

Data Protection is an agent-less, self-service, policy-driven backup and recovery service with image-level backups to ensure all operating system, file system and application data residing within a virtual machine are captured as a snapshot image before committed to backup media. With the self-service backup feature you can fully embrace the public cloud and deploy critical applications without the worry of data loss.

Benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™ Data Protection

  • Business continuity in the cloud - enable self-service backup and recovery operations for risk mitigation and data loss prevention
  • Agentless backup architecture - leverage both vStorage APIs and vSphere-based snapshot technology to protect any virtual machine hosted on vCloud Air
  • Simplified manageability - eliminate the complexities of routine backup policy administration by taking advantage of the intuitive, self-service controls

Review the complete Data Protection Datasheet for more details.

* Previously known as VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

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