There are few key factors to consider before you decide what type of a Disaster Recovery solution is right for you.

Are you looking to build and maintain your disaster recovery data center on your own, have a large budget, and are looking at hosted solutions? Typically, this is not the case. You may have the budget but not enough skills or vice versa, in which case vCloud AirDisaster Recovery is the perfect solution.

How do you decide?

Using the Disaster Recovery service to replicate workloads from a source site to vCloud Air provides the following benefits:

Introduces major efficiency gains over traditional business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) practices.

Affords organizations and IT operations groups of various sizes the opportunity to improve business resiliency and compliance standards based on cloud-scale economics.

Allows for improved recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) policy compliance while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Introduces alternatives for migrating production applications to the cloud with reduced downtime and limited need for offline data transfers (ODT).

Provides subscription-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) for vSphere customers and also provides support for different vSphere versions.

Fully integrated vCenter Web Client

Simple and easy to use management platform

In addition, the Site Recovery Manager (SRM) platform coexists with the vCloud AirDisaster Recovery service, which provides the ability to protect Tier 1 or Tier 2 workloads with SAN-based replication. For Tier 3 workloads that do not need as much as critical RPO, you can protect those using vCloud Air, by leveraging the same vSphere Replication appliances, only replicating it out to vCloud AirDisaster Recovery.

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Co-exists with SRM