Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere Availability and Recovery Options

VMware
Running Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere offers many options for database availability and disaster recovery utilizing the best features from both VMware and Microsoft. For example, VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) can help to reduce planned downtime and balance workloads dynamically, and VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) can help to recover SQL Server databases in the case of host failure. At the application level, all SQL Server features and techniques are supported on vSphere, including AlwaysOn Availability Groups, AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances, database mirroring, and log shipping. SQL Server availability features can be used inside of a virtual machine just as you would on a physical server, and combined with vSphere features to support flexible availability and recovery scenarios, applying the most efficient and appropriate tools for different use cases.   AlwaysOn is a…
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What’s New in VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1

VMware
Site Recovery Manager provides unique capabilities to create, maintain, and non-disruptively test disaster recovery plans without the need for manual runbooks. The ability to automate the disaster recovery planning, maintenance, and testing process enables significant operational efficiencies. VMware has expanded the capabilities of Site Recovery Manager with the new version 6.1 release, which delivers unprecedented levels of protection and functionality as well as new use cases through the addition of capabilities such as storage policy based protection groups, support for stretched storage with orchestrated vMotion, and enhanced integration with VMware NSX. This paper will provide an overview of the new capabilities of Site Recovery Manager 6.1 and how they help reduce exposure to risk and improve operational efficiencies. Below is a quick 3 minute overview video of SRM 6.1 [embed]https://youtu.be/drOdnRaDZ4Q[/embed]
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VMware vSphere Replication 6.0

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VMware vSphere® Replication™ is a virtual machine data protection and disaster recovery solution. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server™ and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing host-based, asynchronous replication of virtual machines. vSphere Replication is a proprietary replication engine developed by VMware that is included with VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ editions, and VMware vCloud® Suite editions. vSphere Replication use cases • Data protection and disaster recovery within the same site and across sites • Data center migration • Replication engine for VMware vCloud Air™ Disaster Recovery • Replication engine for VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ You can download the full Technical Overview - VMware vSphere replication 6  
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