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Navisite, a premier VMware cloud provider, is launching a program that gives early access to its managed services for the VMware-native cloud-based replication and disaster-recovery capabilities in VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Availablility for vCloud Director.
Navisite, part of Charter’s Spectrum Enterprise, made the announcement ahead of next week’s VMworld in Las Vegas. Today’s news complements the vendor’s recent launch of the VMware NSX network and security virtualization platform.
With Navisite’s VMware cloud services, running VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, Navisite clients will be able to test replicated environments and move applications seamlessly while production is actively running.
“Our clients have been looking for a native solution to replicate and migrate protected virtual machines to the cloud, without the need for costly dedicated hardware or complicated third-party solutions,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, group vice president and general manager with Navisite, adding that the spike in recent cyberattacks and ransomware has spurred interest in cloud replication disaster-recovery implementations.
The Navisite VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director-based replication service provides clients with a simple and a cost-effective solution to enable availability of their VMware environments, the company said.
Navisite says the new offering provides a number of benefits:
- On-premises installation and complete VMware compatibility. Using a Navisite VMware Cloud as a vCloud Availability for vCloud Director replication target, clients can replicate virtual machines (VMs) from primary VMware vSphere environments to a highly scalable, geographically diverse site, based in one of Navisite’s enterprise-grade data centers.
- Simplified failover-switch capabilities: Clients can gain access to a remote site for disaster recovery without the painful process of configuring a VPN. After an interruption at a client’s primary site, users can simply initiate a failover switch to keep business applications running in a remote Navisite environment. Once the primary site is restored, clients can then initiate a failback to return to running applications as usual. Leveraging a distributed architecture provides Navisite clients with unique failover testing capabilities.·
- VMware-native solution with enhanced functionality: Unlike alternative third-party replication tools, vCloud Availability for vCloud Director is a native solution developed with the full support of the vSphere stack.