VMware vCloud Availability is a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution. In multi-tenant clouds, vCloud Availability provides asynchronous replications, failover, and migrations for vApps or virtual machines. vCloud Availability is available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program.

vCloud Availability introduces a unified architecture for a disaster recovery and migration. With vCloud Availability service providers and their tenants can migrate and protect vApps and virtual machines:
  • From an on-premises vCenter Server site to a vCloud Director site
  • From a vCloud Director site to an on-premises vCenter Server site
  • From one vCloud Director site to another vCloud Director site

In a single cloud environment, vCloud Availability Cloud Tunnel Appliance, vCloud Availability Cloud Replication Management Appliance, and vCloud Availability Cloud Replicator Appliance operate together in a vCloud Director site to form the vCloud Availability stack. It supports the management of the replications, the secure communication, and the 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, a single vCloud Availability On-Premises Appliance appliance supports the replication management for tenants by using the vCloud Availability vSphere Client Plug-In.

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