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From Nux! <>
Subject Re: Anyone using CS to offer DRaaS?
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:04:22 GMT

I also dearly needed a DR feature or at least a reasonable way to hack around it, but in this
case using an actual cloud framework (Cloudstack or anything else) seemed to make life significantly
more difficult.

I am building a virt setup right now for a customer which needs DR server(s) off-site and
I ended up with vanilla KVM hypervisors and nightly "rsync --in-place" of qcow2 files. It's
a shame as the customer otherwise would have loved some of ACS features, stuff that we must
now do manually.

I do not blame ACS or anything, it's the customers' who should make their apps more cloud
friendly and take advantage of zones and such. :)


Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adrian Lewis" <>
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, 14 January, 2015 17:35:55
> Subject: Anyone using CS to offer DRaaS?

> Hi All,
> Just wondering if anyone out there is using CS to provide customers with DR
> services and how? Most of the commercial products out there that might
> allow us to do so involve either some sort of SAN replication or else
> direct access to the hypervisor hosts. Vision Solutions have an old product
> called DoubleTake Cloud Protection and Recovery but it seems that they
> stopped development of it and hence don’t support working with any version
> of CS greater than 3.0.
> Is anyone aware of a solution that does near-realtime replication of non CS
> VMs or physical hosts into a CS environment? Even just a one-time migration
> tool might be a good start. In our use-case, were hoping to
> replicate/migrate Windows machines in customer networks (behind firewalls)
> onto our CS environment (running Xenserver). Not keen on building from
> scratch and would prefer some sort of commercially supported solution if
> possible.
> Thanks in advance,
> Adrian

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