VMware SRM Explainer Video

Oct 18th, 2016 | Project Spotlight

Discover the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments with policy based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration.

Project Overview

VMware approached us to create an explainer video that would give a clear overview of the product and its new features. We created an animated isometric world to show how natural disasters and unforeseen problems can wreak havoc on the datacenter. VMware SRM can solve these problems and enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments.

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The Script

Now more than ever, your organization depends on technology to drive business and to deliver services at global scale without interruptions.

Site level failures due to natural disasters or power outages are amongst the most disruptive, but there are other scenarios that can impact data center availability. You know a hurricane is coming and you act before it strikes to achieve disaster avoidance. Or you are deprecating an old data center and decide to perform a data center migration. These use cases are part of a broader effort to achieve application availability and mobility across sites. 

However, with legacy recovery approaches you depend on complex runbooks and manual processes that are difficult to test because they require specialized teams and large time investments. Consequently, you experience challenges around reliability, complexity and cost. You need a solution that uses the software defined data center architecture in order to build a highly available and resilient infrastructure. You need VMware Site Recovery Manager.  
SRM is the industry-leading solution for application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. It is an automation software that integrates with a replication technology to provide policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration of recovery plans.      

Site Recovery Manager automates every aspect of executing a recovery plan to provide fast and reliable recovery. Test your plans as frequently as needed in an isolated network bubble to avoid disrupting production systems and to ensure your recovery objectives. A detailed report will help you prove regulatory compliance. In the case of a failure event, automatically orchestrate the failover and failback of virtual machines with just a few clicks. You can use network virtualization with VMware NSX to preserve network and security policies on migrated VMs and further decrease recovery times.     

Site Recovery Manager can also enable zero downtime application mobility. 
Migrate live virtual machines at scale by orchestrating cross-vCenter vMotion operations when using a supported metro-distance stretched storage solution. Or choose the right replication for you. SRM supports a broad range of third-party replication solutions from VMware storage partners and integrates natively with vSphere Replication. 

Site Recovery Manager uses automation and SDDC technology to deliver simple and policy-based management. Create and manage recovery plans for thousands of virtual machines and use storage policies to automate the process of adding and removing protection. Integration with SDDC solutions, such as VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation further simplifies management and automates operations in private cloud environments. With SRM, you can protect the applications you need, because it lowers the total cost of ownership by up to 50% through automation and use of cost-efficient infrastructure technology. Site Recovery Manager is an enterprise-class solution that provides simple, fast and reliable recovery and mobility of virtual machines between sites with minimal or no downtime.

To see more of our explainer video work, click here.