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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By : Yohan Wadia
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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By: Yohan Wadia

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning VMware vCloud Air
About the Author
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VMware vCloud Air Data Protection

Besides the traditional vCloud Air - Disaster Recovery service, VMware also provides an optional business continuity solution using VMware vCloud Air Data Protection. In this section, we are going to have a brief look at what vCloud Air Data protection service is and how you can leverage it for your environment.

To begin with, vCloud Air Data Protection was formerly a vSphere product suite, designed for taking image level backups of virtual machines and virtual appliances. Today, the product does the same thing but more or less with the vCloud Air environment. It leverages EMC's Avamar product's technology to perform agent less virtual machine backups to disk.

Let's have a quick look at some of vCloud Air Data protection's features and benefits:

  • Self-service portal: You can configure backups of all your virtual machines and vApps using a single self-service based portal. The Data Protection tool is installed and configured on an on-premise datacenter, but it...