Some IT initiatives, such as disaster recovery, are natural fits for cloud computing. Yet it can be challenging to know exactly where to begin when it comes to configuring self-managed recovery plans and replicating virtual machines (VMs) from on-premises to a cloud service provider.
Our extensive managed virtualization experience has given us insight into the technology components, as well as the specific configurations and integrations required to successfully implement self-managed DR-to-the-Cloud using a Rackspace data center as a target site. We’re excited to now share the details of our validated architecture, based on technologies from VMware® and EMC®, plus the Rackspace Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™ offering.
In our DR-to-the-Cloud best practices white paper, we unveil a model of business continuance where complete restoration of business operations is made possible by (1.) replicating the enterprise private cloud application environment and (2.) replicating the data hosted by the applications running in that private cloud.
In a traditional backup model, enterprises must restore data to the original, running application environment because disaster prevents the data center from returning to normal operations. In contrast, our validated DR-to-the-Cloud solution enables the replicated data to be brought up at the service provider target site. There, replicated data temporarily runs on a replicated application environment to help ensure continuity of business operations until service at the original source site can be restored.
View our SlideShare presentation to get more technical details—from network and storage requirements to identifying protection groups to documenting and testing recovery plans. We even share a breakdown of which roles are responsible for what tasks to ensure successful recovery.
As one of the largest VMware Service Provider Program partners with expert VMware Certified Professionals and experience that comes with managing over 45,000 VMs, we know that DR-to-the-Cloud minimizes downtime without requiring IT to give up control.
Download our DR-to-the-Cloud best practices white paper to find out exactly how.