Virtualization of the data center has proven to be a true IT game-changer, providing increased flexibility and control in managing production workloads, as well as significantly streamlining the implementation and operational support. Organizations continue to expand their virtualization initiatives to private, public and hybrid cloud environments.
To more fully realize the benefits of virtualization and get the most out of their investments in the technology, organizations need to optimize all IT processes and activities for their virtual environment. This includes security, compliance, and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR). Of the three, BC/DR is perhaps the most difficult because to date there have been no virtual-ready remote replication methods that organizations could adopt. That is all about to change.