VMware SRM: Future functionality

A minut ago I was reading on Eric Sloofs blog (ntpro.nl) and I noticed the following line in the article SRM Futures: Host Based Replication;

Host based replication (HBR) is the ability to replicate VM’s between dissimilar storage. Meaning for example, from an ESX local hard drive to a storage array in a different location. This technology will be in a future version of SRM and it will allow you to protect a remote location as if you had replicating storage arrays in common between it and your main datacenter. SRM will allow you to replicate individual VM’s as part of a protection strategy. This replication will be done without guest agents and is managed inside SRM.

I’m looking forward to this feature since not every costumer has enough $$ or €€ to use storage replication.


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