IBM Hybrid Cloud for the enterprise has gained traction with the market and industry analysts as they continue to build a compelling offering. Additionally, application requirements and just the sheer amount of data is growing at rates where building out traditional data centers does not make sense. More and more customers are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy to increase diversification of vendors, assets and provide the flexibility that organizations need to respond to changing business requirements. IBM’s announcement with VMware for the VMware Cloud FoundationTM on IBM Cloud has the market, analysts and customers excited about IBM’s Hybrid Cloud strategy.
Today’s organizations are eager to embrace the hybrid cloud, but are often held back from migration to the cloud as they require highest level of resiliency in all failure modes. Zerto delivers Resilience for Evolving ITTM ensuring that applications and data are available to end-users and customers so that organizations can focus on their business.
IBM Cloud with Zerto provides the capability to create secure and flexible VMware environments on top of IBM’s public cloud that is fully protected across IBM Cloud data centers that are connected via IBM interlink high speed connectivity.
Customers can now safely deploy critical business applications on the IBM Cloud expecting minutes of RTO (recovery time objectives) and seconds of RPO (Recovery Point Objective) from any failures including data corruption.
Existing customers can:
How can I configure BC/DR for the IBM Cloud?
In the very short-term, Zerto’s Virtual Replication will be implemented through a push-button automated process when BC/DR option is ordered. The IBM Cloud sites will be pared, and then Zerto’s Virtual Replication is configured in the GUI.
However, if you can’t wait and want to use Zerto’s Virtual Replication today, you can purchase the product from Zerto and use it in the IBM Cloud.
Can I pick my BC/DR data center, is there a limitation on distance?
There is no distance limitation. You can pick your failover site from a list of IBM Cloud sites that are available to you.
How do I get my Cloud Site connected to my BC/DR site?
IBM Cloud Direct Link is used to create a point to point connection to your production cloud site.