VMware launching new cloud service for disaster recovery

Summary:The disaster recovery service is available now for all five of VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters across the United States and the United Kingdom.

VMware has unveiled a new cloud-based service tailored to extend disaster recovery to the public cloud.

Dubbed VMware vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery, the platform has its footing in the virtualization giant's flagship vSphere cloud computing operating system.

Along with the usual promised benefits of all things cloud (cheaper rates, fewer setup requirements), the self-managed solution is touted to provide a continuously available recovery site, repeatedly replicating virtual machines to VMware datacenters via the vCloud hybrid infrastructure.

Thus, VMware is targeting businesses with fewer in-house IT resources — if any at all — especially those without any disaster recovery plan in place already.

Pricing starts at $835 per month, which entails 1TB of storage, two seven-day disaster recovery tests, and standby cloud capacity with a recovery point objective of up to 15 minutes.

The disaster recovery service is available now for all five of VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters across the United States and the United Kingdom.

Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Software, IT Priorities, Virtualization, VMWare

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