RecoverPoint for VMs is awesome. I think it’s one of the most understated, unknown super-awesome things in the EMC kit bag for VMware customers.
- It does brings one of the industries best, most incredible disaster recovery and replication technologies to the masses.
- It’s really simple.
- It can start really small, and low cost - with a licensing model per VM.
- It can replicate individual VMs.
- It’s a TIVO PVR-like continuous protection capability - you can dial your point-in-time recovery to where you want it.
- It can cover insane RPOs
- It can start small (a couple virtual RecoverPoint Appliances) - but can scale-out for monstrous replication bandwidth.
- It has rich, rich consistency group capabilities
- It can be used for local point-in-time copies and continuous protection AND be used for remote point-in-time and continuous protection.
- It can be used on just about any type of storage - any VMFS, any NFS target, any local DAS, VSAN, ScaleIO, you name it.
- Rich DR automation. VMware SRM is awesome, but for now completely depends on the replication being an “array thing” and a “datastore thing”. Since RecoverPoint for VMs operates on individual VMs - we needed to replicate a lot of the functionality that is in SRM (like IP address handling, start sequencing, test processes, etc).
- Even better scaling per vCenter instance.
- The ability for the local and remote replicas be an “AND” (previously it was an “OR” - you could have one OR the other for a given VM).
- … and a lot more.
... like almost all our software these days, don’t take my word for it - download it and give it a shot. The link here is the full product, you can go to town and see if you agree with my comments. Would love your feedback (good, bad, ugly, fugly - share!)