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VMware SRM and Veeam Backup & Replication — Complementing Tools

Rick Vanover, VMware vExpert, MCP, MCITP, MCSA and Veeam Product Strategy Specialist

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VMware SRM and Veeam Backup & Replication — Complementing Tools

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Virtualizing with VMware vSphere enables a plethora of data protection options. The issue becomes deciphering which vSphere technology is the right solution for the right environment. Too frequently, data protection and disaster recovery are blurred together with vSphere installations and may leave gaps in the plan.

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a fully automated solution to manage the failover of one or more vSphere datacenters to another. This solution leverages various storage technologies, a planned sequence of recovery and the ability to test failover capabilities.

Veeam Backup & Replication offers VMware vSphere administrators virtual machine (VM) protection, replication, backup verification and near-continuous data protection (CDP) options. Veeam Backup & Replication does this by leveraging industry-leading VM protection technologies coupled with capabilities beyond that of normal backup products.

In this whitepaper, VMware vExpert Rick Vanover explains how VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Veeam Backup & Replication find a common goal in ultimate protection for virtualized datacenters, including:

  • The benefits of SRM and Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Differences between SRM and Veeam Backup & Replication
  • A single over-arching data protection strategy
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