Published: October, 2015
The modern availability solution provides both backup and replication, and strives to decrease both recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) within organizations. By leveraging the application programming interfaces (APIs) provided by VMware, along with providing innovative features and technologies to fill in the gaps, companies such as Veeam® are helping organizations close the availability gap and build Always-On™ data centers with 24/7 availability.
"The Expert Guide to VMware Data Protection and Disaster Recovery” will be published in a series, one chapter at a time. The first chapter is now available.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to VMware Virtualization
Data has quickly risen to the forefront of business over the last 10 years and is now considered to be one of the most important, strategic assets a business can have. With the amount of data that companies are storing nearly doubling year over year, businesses are looking to modernize their data centers in order to provide an intelligent infrastructure beneath their data. A new focus on availability comes with the modern data centers. Organizations no longer operate on the typical nine-to-five timeline. Businesses are applying a new focus on migrating away from a simply backup and restore process to providing Always-On™ 24/7 availability within their data centers with employees working from different time zones and customers consuming resources at any time of the day. Today, the cost of downtime is higher than it has ever been, and organizations can only begin to close the availability gap by coupling their modern data center with a modern availability and data recoverability solution.