Working over in vCloud Air Tech Marketing, I have been focusing a lot on Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery. Recently I wrote a solution brief (Colotti started it, however I finished it) covering the advanced architecture required to implement a full Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery solution.
This solution brief walks people through considerations around Authentication and DNS, leveraging data seeding for replication, and how to failback to your on-premises environment.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the content from the Advanced Architecture Design for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution Brief:
Assuring continuity of applications and data through enterprise-grade Disaster Recovery practices is a prerequisite for any full-scale enterprise hybrid architecture using VMware vCloud Air or any cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution.
The examples reviewed here extend the vCloud Air use cases to include Disaster Recovery in the cloud, with
- Clear, simplified setup and migration processes
- Multiple options to support the DR environment with Active Directory, DNS, and other infrastructure services
- Efficient data seeding alternatives to reduce initial migration time
- Multiple-machine configuration protocols to reduce administrative burdens
- Easy to deploy failback replication to move workloads back on-premises
vCloud Air is an enterprise-ready hybrid cloud solution, ready now to meet the most demanding requirements.
You can read the VMware blog article on the solution brief here: http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2015/06/advanced-architecture-design-cloud-based-disaster-recovery.html
Download the solution brief here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcloud-air/VMware-vCloud-Air-Disaster-Recovery-Solution-Brief.pdf
Also if you want to read more blog articles, then here is some links that show you a number of ways you can use Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery.