Feature Friday Episode 71 – Cloud Director Availability 4.3 update

With the launch of VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.3, DRaaS and Migration have gained a new edge. Now with an ultra-fast 1-minute RPO, the company can address a mission-critical level of service protection. Advanced retention rules provide more control over the retention period of a replication, allowing 5 sets of rules to control the replication cycles. Finally, DR and migration plans allow the provider or tenant to manage the order of failing VMs, set latencies, and even include prompts to confirm the success of the performed step. They are based on already configured replications and can include both VMs and vApps. Once created, the schedule can later be changed to modify the included VMs / vApps, add additional steps or remove existing ones. Like the DR plans, the migration plans offer the same options with one addition – setting the initial synchronization time to save time when the migration takes place. You can also run a test drive for both the DR and Migration plans.

These key features and more in 4.3 increase the breadth of the service you can offer to tenants and with the extra controls and speed, and with these new options provide a possible leeway to look at replacing your existing DR / migration solution!

Join Nikolay and myself as we dive into these important updates and see what other new features and updates have been provided in the 4.3 release.


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