VMware vCloud Availability is a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution providing asynchronous replications, failover and migrations for vSphere workloads, in multi-tenant clouds on a vApp or virtual machine level. vCloud Availability is available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program.

vCloud Availability introduces a unified architecture for disaster recovery and migration. With vCloud Availability service providers and their tenants can migrate and protect vApps and virtual machines from the following sites:
  • An on-premises vCenter Server site to a vCloud Director site
  • A vCloud Director site to an on-premises vCenter Server site
  • One vCloud Director site to another vCloud Director site

In a single cloud environment, vCloud Availability Replicator, vCloud Availability Replication Manager, vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager, and vCloud Availability Tunnel operate together to support the replication management, secure communication, and storage of the replicated data. Service providers can support recovery for multiple tenant environments that can scale to handle increasing loads for each tenant, and for multiple tenants.

In an on-premises environment, vCloud Availability Replicator and pre-configured vCloud Availability Tunnel support replication management by using the vCloud Availability vSphere Client Plug-In, and the vCloud Availability Portal dedicated to tenants.

For more information, go to the vCloud Availability product page.

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