VMware's Business Continuity &Disaster Recovery products are great for protecting vSphere environments
February 25, 2020

VMware's Business Continuity &Disaster Recovery products are great for protecting vSphere environments

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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

We have lots of experience with VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery tools like Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication, and VMware Cloud on AWS. The VMware suite is excellent for providing native tools that interact easily with vSphere to provide VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for companies that are already utilizing the VMware ecosystem today.
  • Integration with VMware environments
  • Simple to use for current VMware admins
  • vSphere replication not as feature rich as storage replication
  • Third party software necessary if looking into public cloud
  • Requires running vSphere at target DR sites
  • Potential licensing cost for cold/standby locations
VMware is software and typically hardware agnostic, this does require extra design and consideration versus putting in backup appliances. Some other solutions are a software as well and can be layered on top of vSphere to enhance existing environments. We need to weigh the benefits of licensing versus software costs and the management cost of having multiple tools.
VMware support is typically outstanding, of course, they have multiple departments, and you need to work with the specific teams to get advanced support for things specific to VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery. In contrast, other companies that deal directly with that technology may be more responsive to those specifics. Typically VMware is excellent and helpful in critical outages. For smaller to medium issues, it can take some time to get addressed appropriately.

Do you think VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery's feature set?

Yes

Did VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery again?

Yes

VMware Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery tools are well suited for customers who are heavily integrated with vSphere and VMs for their on-premises data centers today. VMware Cloud on AWS is great for customers who do not have DR sites and want to leverage the public cloud to build a DR site on demand quickly.