Geographic Redundancy Just Got More Affordable

Filed in Product & Development by Brent Scotten | October 18, 2012 11:00 am

Any company, large or small, that’s running business-critical applications must have a disaster recovery (DR) strategy that includes geographic redundancy. You need to have the ability to spin up certain virtual machines (VMs) and restart the important apps in the event of a data center outage or unplanned downtime.

Rackspace now offers VM Replication[1] to Rackspace Managed Virtualization (VMware®) customers in the U.S. VM Replication allows you to easily replicate selected VMs across Rackspace data centers. It’s a cost-effective resiliency tool that provides geographic redundancy and helps protect and recover VMs when disaster strikes.

Our VM Replication offering was developed with real customer replication needs in mind. We worked with customer Virtual, Inc.[2], a leading association management specialist. Virtual was seeking a simple and affordable, host-based replication solution for their client’s fully virtualized environment, and decided that VM Replication was a good fit. Virtual engaged with Rackspace and served as a beta tester.

“I felt that Rackspace listened carefully to our feedback and even anticipated how we intended to use and implement the solution,” said Russell Kuhl[3], Vice President of Technology at Virtual. “We provided input that helped Rackspace develop a product that solves real-world replication scenarios. In turn, we’re very satisfied to have VM Replication as part of our customer’s broader disaster recovery plan, and the peace of mind that we can count on Rackspace to provide the reliable support we’ve come to expect, delivered with a personalized touch.”

Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about how VM Replication[1] fits into your DR strategy.

Endnotes:
  1. VM Replication: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/private/managed_virtualization/vm_replication/
  2. Virtual, Inc.: http://www.virtualmgmt.com
  3. said Russell Kuhl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFmn2hYkv-w

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