VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is the VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, launched in 2013 in the US and extended to Europe in February 2014.
Today Bill Fathers (Senior VP & General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Businss Unit at VMware) published, simultaneously to the official press release, a post on the VMware Company Blog announcing a new disaster recovery solution called (unsurprisingly) VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery.
Intended for mid-size companies the service promises a seamless integration with vSphere-based infrastructures and the ability to self-manage the replicas of the Virtual Machines between on-premise infrastructures and vCHS Data Centers, starting from a price if $835/month including 1TB of storage and standby cloud capacity.
- Self-Service disaster recovery Protection for up ti 500 virtual machine per subscription using vSphere Replication directly inside vCenter Server
- Custom Recovery Point Objectives, also configured in vSphere Replication start from 15 minutes to 24 hours.
- Industry-Standard Recovery Time Objectives: an RTO of 4 hours is guaranteed, any virtual machine recovered within vCHS can be powered on and remotely accessed.
- Automated Failover Testing, Planned Migrations and Recovery, with built-in automated workflows to perform failover tests, planned migrations and live recovery per virtual machine.
- Elastic Cloud Compute and Storage allows the right-sizing of disaster recovery environments also supporting short-term failover and recovery requirements.
- Offline Data Seeding using vCloud Connector Offline Data Transfer to move large data amounts.
- Private Leased Line Networks using vCHS – Direct Connect customers can choose to use reserved networks lines to connect with vCHS Data Centers.
- Flexible Failover Testing with pre-built failover scenarios.