Why Veritas Resiliency Platform Gives your Business Better Uptime for Your VMware Environments

Standardizing on Veritas Resiliency Platform gives your business an upper hand in maintaining proactive business continuity. Veritas has been known to support heterogeneous environments and Resiliency Platform carries this legacy forward.  Heterogeneity in data centers is the call of the day. Your business has a mix of virtualized and physical workloads, different OS and myriad of storage arrays and standardizing on a single IT business continuity solution improves operating efficiencies in your IT environments and helps you make the right business decisions at run time.

In continuing to provide our customers with a simplified and atomic experience of managing and orchestrating resiliency we compare Resiliency Platform with  VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which is one of the many point products in use in today’s data centers.

Here are some of the key points that we believe significantly differentiates Resiliency Platform over SRM:

1.  SRM is a recovery management tool; Resiliency Platform is a Resiliency & Orchestration platform with recovery as one of the key aspects.

VMware SRM:

SRM orchestrates recovery of vSphere based virtual environment. It brokers the underlying array or uses vSphere replication as a data mover and has the recovery functionality built on top of it.    

Resiliency Platform:

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Resiliency Platform true to its name is a platform that delivers business resiliency by transforming IT Service Continuity in your organization. It provides a lot of flexibility in your data center ecosystem, by co-existing with solutions for virtualization, high availability, as well as data replication that you may be running today. Resiliency Platform can layer over all your existing solutions without requiring a rip and replace. With no architectural changes required, your CAPEX costs stay down. It is a single interface that provides visibility into IT health across global sites, resiliency reporting for compliance needs, automated workload orchestration to simplify management and Recovery Automation and Readiness.

2.  Resiliency Platform is built grounds up to support heterogeneity; SRM only works in vSphere environments.

VMware SRM:

VMware says that support for virtual environment is enough. SRM is a point solution for vSphere only. But your data centers aren’t made up of only vSphere environments.      

Resiliency Platform:

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A lot of customers are still investing highly in physical data centers, even though they are heavily virtualizing. For example older applications that can’t be virtualized or take any downtime. A single solution for supporting DR Orchestration in physical and virtual environments is still required. Resiliency Platform not only supports Hyper-V and vSphere, but your physical servers as well.

3.  Resiliency Platform is Application Aware and Intelligent; SRM is only VM aware.

VMware SRM:

VMware says it ensures that the VM is alive, and that Application awareness is not necessary.

Resiliency Platform:

Application awareness is a necessity not an option. . Status of a VM does not give insight into application health inside the VM, which can be a crucial factor in determining whether or not your recovery ( in the case of a VM level failover) is successful or not. Resiliency Platform provides application aware recovery instead of just application consistency.

4.  SRM only recovers VMs; Resiliency Platform gives you the flexibility to managing your complex business services.

VMware SRM:

The granularity of VM recovery bars SRM of supporting those workloads where application level recovery is needed as part of a  complex multi-tier business service. Customers would have to either change the environment to retro fit into SRM or have to use other solutions. This increases complexity as multiple layers of management build up on an already complex environment. This also leads to increase costs of technology procurement and management.

Resiliency Platform:

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Resiliency Platform gives you the flexibility of choosing the granularity of recovery you require. You can recover individual applications, VMs multi-tier applications, or an entire site based on your resiliency plan. Recovery in Resiliency Platform brings up entire business services and not just the infrastructure layers. It provides insights at business service level and helps orchestrate Physical & Virtual Tiers (including 1000s of VMs), ensures Start & Stop functionality, Tests & Recovers as part of the Resiliency Plan.

Resiliency Platform from Veritas is truly a unified solution for IT service continuity across physical, virtual, and cloud. It helps organisations address their ever changing IT landscape and ensures business agility so they can  grow and compete effectively. Resiliency Platform gives your organisation a simple, reliable, and effective IT service continuity strategy to ensure that your business is always up and running, delivering total satisfaction to your internal and external customers.

Try out Veritas Resiliency Platform for free for 60 days across your physical and VMware environments. Download the 60 day free trail here.