VMware vCloud Suite Delivers 10 New Data Center Management Features

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-03-25 Print this article Print
Enhanced Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Enhanced Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Disaster Recover to the Cloud with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) gives customers the benefits of SRM without the need for a secondary data center for failover protection. By partnering with a VMware certified cloud service provider, customers now have a cost-efficient (pay-per-use), automated (automatic failover and failback) and simple way to ensure applications stay up and running even during the worst disasters.


Hypervisors are complex enterprise software packages. They are the orchestrators in virtualized systems of applications, services, storage, data flows and other functions. VMware, virtual machine software which runs in about 92 percent of all the world's enterprise systems, remains the hands-down pace-setter in this department. Its vCloud Suite, launched last fall, is a master control panel for what IT people—especially VMware marketers—are now calling the "software-defined data center" (SDDC). Software-defined everything is coming into play: servers, networking, storage and now data centers. The SDDC trend started out as merely a marketing term, but it is coming true. It also is indicative of the clear trend toward centralized control in new-generation data centers. Like other heavy-duty applications, vCloud Suite has features of which even sophisticated users may not be aware of. In this slide show, eWEEK talked with VMware to bring some of these heretofore "hidden treasures" to the fore.


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