VMware vSphere Replication is an extension to VMware vCenter Server that provides hypervisor-based virtual machine replication and recovery.

vSphere Replication is an alternative to storage-based replication. It protects virtual machines from partial or complete site failures by replicating the virtual machines between the following sites:

  • From a source site to a target site

  • Within a single site from one cluster to another

  • From multiple source sites to a shared remote target site

vSphere Replication provides several benefits as compared to storage-based replication.

  • Data protection at lower cost per virtual machine.

  • A replication solution that allows flexibility in storage vendor selection at the source and target sites.

  • Overall lower cost per replication.

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