Long Distance vMotion?

While I generally reserve this blog for all things Veeam related, I saw something today that I just had to write about. There's a software solution called HyperIP from NetEx that makes vMotion of VM's possible over WAN connections. "Too good to be true" you say? Well, I've seen it and we've also done testing ourselves and with some of our partners and not only is vMotion possible, but if you're using Veeam Backup & Replication you can get a significant performance increase in copying data over slow or high-latency connections. If you're considering "the cloud" you really should check out HyperIP combined with Veeam Backup & Replication.

Check out NetEx's press release here and also check out their YouTube video below. You can download a 10 day free trial of HyperIP and also a free trial of Veeam Backup & Replication to test it out on your own.

You can follow both @HyperIP and @Veeam on Twitter.

Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)
Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)

Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers on best practices for managing virtual environments. Doug shares his expertise via the Veeam blog and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and has also appeared on VMworld.com's "Ask the Experts."

Prior to joining Veeam, Doug was an IT infrastructure consultant with Bennett Adelson. Earlier in his career he was the director of Product Management for Migration Solutions at Quest Software. Doug was with Aelita Software in various technical and product management roles for more than five years before it was acquired by Quest Software in 2004.

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