Advanced Architecture Design for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

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

  1. Clear, simplified setup and migration processes
  2. Multiple options to support the DR environment with Active Directory, DNS, and other infrastructure services
  3. Efficient data seeding alternatives to reduce initial migration time
  4. Multiple-machine configuration protocols to reduce administrative burdens
  5. 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:

Download the solution brief here:

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.

7 things to know about vCloud Air Disaster Recovery by Chris Colotti

Enhanced vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Features by David Hill

VMware vCloud Blogs vCloud Air Disaster Recovery articles

Active Directory and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery by David Hill on VMware vCloud Blogs

All David Hill Disaster Recovery Blogs


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