At VMworld 2014 - we announced and then released RecoverPoint for VMs - a simple, easy, purely software-based replication tool for VMware customers that need to start small but be ready to scale up.
RecoverPoint for VMs (RP4VM) = enterprise-class remote replication and DR that is software only + hyper-integrated with vSphere + can protect at a VM-granular level. It can do it with huge replication rates, and with RPOs that are as tight as almost anyone would need.
Then, in January, our first “present of 2015” was making RecoverPoint for VMs freely available to use.
BTW - later in 2015, we did the same with vVNX, ScaleIO, ECS, ViPR and fully open-sourced ViPR - you can see a pattern. Pattern = we think our software needs to be free and frictionlessly accessible. Period. Further - anything focused on the new world of 12-factor/cloud native apps needs to be open-source.
Today - big news - RecoverPoint 4.3 is generally available. It’s big enough that we should have called it “5.0”.
- More flexible: simultaneous remote/local continuous replication.
- More “SRM-like” features (important because SRM only supports traditional storage VMFS/NFS level replication - not software based VM-level topologies like RP4VM): re-IP, sequencing, pre-during-post scripting, and more.
- More topologies: fan-in and fan-out
- More scale: up to 5000 VMs in inventory, 1000 replicated VMs, 32 VMs per consistency group, 128 consistency groups per cluster - up to 40TB VMDKs - WOW.
Itzik Reich wrote a great blog post that has details, demos and more here - check it out!
What are you waiting for? :-) You can get the bits here!