True VMware BC/DR with Zerto

True VMware BC/DR with Zerto

  One of the great advantages of virtualisation is the ability to dynamically create virtual servers quickly to meet a specific requirement. This had always been difficult with physical servers, and when the complexities of Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) were added the cost and resource requirements skyrocketed. This often led to BC/DR being considered by only the largest organisations, which left smaller organisations dangerously exposed. It has long been touted about that 90% of companies that suffer major outages and data loss fail to survive their disaster, with all the implications for business owners, employees, customers and suppliers alike. You can’t afford the luxury of leaving your most critical business asset – data – to chance. However as many have found out just virtualising your server estate does not introduce a panacea that solves your BC/DR headaches. While creating the virtual servers may be relatively easy, effectively transferring them to an alternate site in an emergency can still be a complex task, and getting users online quickly with minimal data loss is key to a successful BC/DR strategy. The “Cloud” The Cloud as a dynamic pool of resources has been around for a long time, although widely available commercial versions have been more recent to market. The Cloud gives an end user the opportunity to have a BC/DR system without having to invest in a second site with duplicate hardware and everything that goes with it (power, cooling, staff, etc.). However once again the existence of the resource does not automatically mean it is easy to incorporate with an end user network for implementation of BC/DR...