Vote for VMworld Session 5189: Reference Architectures for Software Defined Disaster Recovery

May 1, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Voting for VMworld 2013 sessions run through Monday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PDT.  Below is a highlight of one of Bluelock's recommmended sessions for voting.  Please vote by visiting Users must register a free account to vote. 


Session #5189: Reference Architectures for Software Defined Disaster Recovery 

with Bluelock and Zerto 


It’s not 2011 anymore. Disaster Recovery solutions that seemed robust and innovative just two years ago are becoming obsolete today. Flexible infrastructure capabilities now allow cloud service providers (CSPs) to offer services they couldn’t feasibly provide in the not too distant past. 


Using their existing infrastructure, CSPs can offer Disaster Recovery in (or to) a vCloud Environment, protect their own VMs at the same time and even support combined DR scenarios, such as bidirectional replication and multi-site replication scenarios. In this session, we will discuss the three scenarios for Software Defined Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, namely, DR as a Service, In-cloud DR and Combined DR services. 


The session will address all three use cases, weigh benefits of each scenario and detail the reference architecture for multi-tenant Cloud DR, including networking constraints, resource masking and performing failover testing in a VCD environment. 


Once we explore the concepts, we will see a live demo of the three use cases for Software Defined Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, namely, DR as a Service, In-cloud DR and Combined DR services.


What you will learn: 


- Learn how to augment and optimize a BC/DR solution to protect production workloads in a vCloud Environment, including complexities of implementation such as networking, failover testing and resource masking.


- Understand the ease and flexibility of today’s many deployment options for cloud-based disaster recovery that include DRaaS, in-cloud DR and combining both methods while utilizing the same DR infrastructure.


- See a live demo of Software Defined Disaster Recovery, explaining all three scenarios for cloud DR.



Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at Zerto

Shannon Snowden has over 15 years experience in the technology industry and is the Senior Technical Marketing Architect at Zerto. As evidenced by his designations of VCP#12, and a multi-year vExpert, Shannon has been in the virtualization industry since the beginning of x86 server virtualization. Shannon’s entire career has focused on large datacenter operations, migrations and disaster recovery assisting customers architect, plan and execute successful projects. As a part of the Zerto team, Shannon helps develop and articulate the technical marketing message regarding Zerto’s solutions for internal and external groups including clients, prospects, industry analysts, and media.

Ben Miller, Product Solutions Director at Bluelock 

Ben Miller is the Product Solutions Director at Bluelock, a VMware vCloud Datacenter service provider, offering flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. Ben is an expert in cloud computing and has worked on cloud and virtualization projects for over 15 years, in his current position as Chief Engineer at Bluelock and as a Senior Systems Engineer at nFrame.