6 December, 2023
October 2, 2023
VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery (VCDR) stands out as a robust disaster and ransomware recovery service, delivered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. What sets VCDR apart is its seamless process: customers safeguard their virtual machines by replicating them to a secure cloud storage. When the unexpected strikes, whether a natural disaster or a malicious ransomware attack, VCDR enables rapid recovery by restoring these replicated machines to a VMware Cloud on AWS environment.
What makes VCDR truly unique is its on-demand flexibility. Unlike traditional solutions, businesses utilizing VCDR don’t need to provision a constant standby environment, reducing unnecessary costs. Instead, the “recovery” Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment can be created right before initiating the recovery process. This dynamic setup ensures resources are utilized optimally, making it both a cost-effective and efficient choice.
Moreover, VCDR offers an additional layer of security against ransomware attacks. Before initiating the restore procedure, businesses have the invaluable ability to inspect replicated Virtual Machines in an isolated environment. This thorough examination ensures that the restored VMs are free from malicious code, providing businesses with confidence in their recovery process.
In essence, VCDR simplifies disaster recovery by offering swift replication, dynamic recovery environments, and advanced security checks, making it an unparalleled solution in the realm of data protection and business continuity.
VCDR continuous monitoring ensures regulatory compliance, a proactive approach that keeps businesses on the right side of the law and significantly reduces legal risks. And for businesses already in the VMware ecosystem, the integration process is smoother than ever. VCDR slots into your existing setup seamlessly, reducing implementation time and maximizing your IT investments. It’s straightforward, cost-effective, and, most importantly, a lifeline for uninterrupted operations, making it the go-to solution for businesses aiming to secure their digital future.
This adaptability proved invaluable for our global green energy client with manufacturing plants scattered worldwide. They needed a disaster recovery solution that could handle VM data replication from multiple environments to the cloud without IP changes on cloud infrastructure, and without disrupting network connectivity from restored VMs to their many plants. With VCDR’s advanced features, we implemented a cloud-based disaster recovery protection solution, providing protection in case of disaster recovery for customer’s VMs from different geo-sites, allowing network connectivity between restored VMs on VMC SDDC and customer’s plants via VMware HCX, and ensuring their operations never skip a beat. Because they were already in the VMware ecosystem, we were able to effortlessly integrate VCDR into their diverse IT infrastructures, providing a unified solution. With VCDR’s continuous monitoring, we were able to help ensure regulatory compliance, keeping our client on the right side of the law and reducing legal risks across the many jurisdictions in which they operate.
Finally, we set up automated disaster recovery tests. These regular checks are a load off the IT team, allowing them to focus on more strategic tasks while ensuring the system is always ready to roll.
In the world of IT, VCDR is more than just a tool; it’s a strategic move. It guarantees uninterrupted productivity and ensures that businesses keep running, no matter what, while reducing costs by bypassing the need to maintain an environment in a “recovery-ready” state on a DR site. Pair that with implementation by experienced hands, and you’ve got a bulletproof disaster recovery plan.
Written by: Andrey Andreev, Sr. Sales Engineer