Make a Speedy Recovery: Scale on Demand to Avoid Disaster

VMware Cloud enables organizations to expand globally, maintain operations during seasonal or unexpected spikes in demand, and even implement a more robust Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. Discover how VMware Site Recovery can reduce your disaster recovery downtime by securely replicating your workloads in the cloud.

Now more than ever businesses are looking to unlock new capabilities, such as reduced operational costs and accelerated time to market, by moving to the cloud. In fact, Gartner predicts that worldwide public cloud services will grow by 17.3% in 2019. But the cloud doesn’t just provide cost savings; it enables organizations to expand globally, maintain operations during seasonal or unexpected spikes in demand, and even implement a more robust Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy.

On Cyber Monday, a variety of major retailers experienced website crashes, resulting in the loss of millions of dollars. This downtime not only meant a loss in revenue, but also a breakdown of trust between the business and its customers. So, what did all these retailers have in common? They were unprepared for a huge surge in traffic on their websites.


Cloud providers do offer several native services for disaster recovery of mission-critical data and applications. AWS Snapshots provide incremental backups, which is often a faster and easier solution compared to traditional on-site backup systems, such as a backup to a tape or disk. Instead of sending data to a secondary site, a snapshot simply replicates it. However, snapshots are not optimal for an end-to-end DR strategy. Snapshots only save your data from one moment in time to the same storage array as the rest of your production volumes. This means that if you lose your storage array you will also lose the snapshots needed to restore your production volumes.

VMware Cloud has the ability to overcome such complex disaster recovery systems and policies. It gives you the flexibility to expand capacity within minutes when unexpected demand comes your way.

VMware Site Recovery can reduce your disaster recovery downtime by securely replicating your workloads in the cloud. It will give your company the ability to accelerate your DR strategy with fast deployment and frequent non-disruptive testing that will ensure your DR plans are ready for action. This will simplify your disaster recovery operations and reduce costs, all while protecting your data center from disasters.

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