Hostway Virtual Machine Replication Built for Windows Server 2012
The service allows IT departments to perform cross-site replication of VMs from one Windows Server Hyper-V host to another.Cloud services provider Hostway announced the beta launch of its virtual machine replication service, designed to provide disaster recovery on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The service is enabled by the Hyper-V Replica feature included in Microsoft's recently released Windows Server 2012 operating system. The service and other components of Windows Server 2012 are available as an add-on for customers currently using or purchasing a Hostway FlexCloud Server virtual machine, with onboarding, process and access support for the replication and DR service provided by the FlexCloud Server support team. Aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) the service allows IT departments to perform cross-site replication of VMs from one on-premise Windows Server Hyper-V host to another â for example, from an in-house office location to the Hostway cloud. They can also deploy geographically dispersed disaster recovery with site-to-site replication of VMs from one Hostway datacenter to another in real-time. In addition, Hyper-V Replica is application-agnostic, storage-agnostic, and offers support for legacy systems.
"Hostway's multiple, geographically dispersed datacenters enable customers worldwide to take full advantage of the new Hyper-V Replica capability in Windows Server 2012," Ian Carlson, director of product marketing for server and tools at Microsoft, said in a prepared statement. By giving customers a solution based on Hyper-V Replica, Hostway gives customers a robust, affordable and easy-to-manage VM disaster recovery solution."