VMware, Inc., the virtualization leader, today announced VMware Site Recovery Manager, a pioneering new product for disaster recovery automation. The new software will be among the many products and solutions showcased this week at VMworld 2007 in San Francisco.
"Disaster recovery is one of the key factors driving customer adoption and standardization on the VMware Infrastructure platform," said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of products and solutions at VMware. "VMware Site Recovery Manager introduces disaster recovery automation and management capabilities to reduce the risk, cost and complexity of organizations' disaster recovery plans."
Although organizations face an urgent need for effective disaster recovery, recovery from site failures remains one of the most difficult and complex aspects of IT. Traditional disaster recovery solutions are slow and prone to failures because they involve many manual and complex steps, are difficult to test, and require expensive duplication of the production data center infrastructure to ensure reliable recovery. As a result, organizations find themselves unable to provide sufficient disaster recovery protection for more than a small subset of their production systems.