VMware Site Recovery™ is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server on-premises site and a recovery vCenter Server site on VMware Cloud™ on AWS and the reverse.

VMware Site Recovery uses the host-based replication feature of vSphere Replication and the orchestration of VMware Site Recovery Manager.

You can use VMware Site Recovery to implement different types of recovery from the protected site to the recovery site.

Planned migration

The orderly evacuation of virtual machines from the protected site to the recovery site. Planned migration prevents data loss when migrating workloads in an orderly fashion. For planned migration to succeed, both sites must be running and fully functioning.

Disaster recovery

Similar to planned migration except that disaster recovery does not require that both sites be up and running, for example if the protected site goes offline unexpectedly. During a disaster recovery operation, failure of operations on the protected site is reported but is otherwise ignored.

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