As you know I am working for Google Cloud where based on my experience and knowledge I have a lot of to do with customers who have VMware on-premises. Naturally this ties perfectly with Google Cloud VMware Engine - Google’s VMware as a Service offering. My customers always have a great concern about Backup & Disaster Recovery topics and I am really happy that VMware announced General Availability of VMware flagship Disaster Recovery solution VMware Site Recovery Manager.
Few words from VMware itself:
VMware Site Recovery Manager, the premier DR solution for VMware workloads, is now available with Google Cloud VMware Engine as part of the new “Site Recovery Manager for Hyperscalers” licensing option. With this new addition, VMware disaster recovery is now possible to even more clouds.
Organizations are always looking for ways to reduce costs and overhead, and Site Recovery Manager on Google Cloud VMware Engine enables that by eliminating the requirement for a dedicated DR site. Site Recovery Manager with Google Cloud VMware Engine supports the streamlined scaling and flexibility of Google Cloud VMware Engine in combination with the automation and orchestration of Site Recovery Manager. Site Recovery Manager, in combination with Google Cloud VMware Engine, enhances disaster recovery by allowing organizations to replicate their virtual machines, create dynamic recovery plans, and non-disruptively test them to drive recovery readiness.
The world is converging to multi-cloud, and VMware supports you on that journey. VMware now supports more choices than ever for protecting the VMs that run customers’ applications from disasters. Combining the flexibility of Google Cloud VMware Engine with the established capabilities of Site Recovery Manager provides customers with another incredible option for disaster recovery.
Site Recovery Manager for Google Cloud VMware Engine is sold and supported by VMware and VMware partners. The required SKU is “Site Recovery Manager for Hyperscalers” which is sold in packs of 25 VMs for 1- and 3-year terms. For more details see the links below. Licensing information is included in the SRM FAQ.