Few hours ago, Nakivo version 7.4 launch happened: after a month in beta, the new released version of this interesting backup software, goes out with some news and improvements. One of the new features that deserve attention for enterprise and SMB customers is the automated VM failover.
In my past experience, during customer conversations, one of the biggest cultural lack in a DR project was the restoring test and order and the changing of environment data. Some people still think that backup and replica are enough to protect their systems against data loss and service unavailability; but the unsuccessful restore experiences and the regulations (GDPR in Europe), are demonstrating that near backup, the verification process is another important step that compose the baseline to realize a sufficient data protection.
If I backup and replicate data a without taking care about consistency and integrity I could fall critically during data restore. A real data loss!
Automatons are the new must to have to reduce the RTO and the risk to make mistakes during recovering.
Talking more deeply about Automated VM Failover there are 3 important concepts which compose this feature:
- One click to launch an automated VM failover (the red button!)
- The ability to VM network mapped by rules
- And the re-assign the IP address by rules
Starting from every replication job, is possible to build a failover job which restores and apply new rules (like changing ip address or mapping other networks) in the replication site. The ability to power off the sources machines in the primary site, is very useful for data center migration or planned failover.
Further information here: https://www.nakivo.com/features/automated-vm-failover/
And don’t forget to give a try simply downloading this new version here: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/v7.4/
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This post is sponsored by Nakivo, Inc. Thoughts and experiences come from my own.