The VMware Validated Design supports business continuity by using vSphere Data Protection for backup and restore.

To ensure that all component VMs of a single product are backed up synchronously with each other, a single VM folder for each product needs to be created within vCenter and then a backup policy should be set for each folder.

Stagger the start times of each backup policy by 15 minutes to ensure that the backups are completed in a serial fashion and prevent from resource contention for datastore snapshot limits.