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EMC Provides Robust Business Continuity for VMware Environments


EMC Global Services Applies Enterprise Business Continuity Experience and Expertise to Improve Availability and Resiliency of Critical VMware Applications
HOPKINTON, Mass.- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced a full range of new consulting, implementation, education and managed services that leverage EMC’s deep expertise in virtualization and business continuity. EMC® Global Services can effectively integrate VMware® vCenter Site Recovery Manager into customers’ EMC business continuity environments to automate recovery of virtual environments. With a broad range of services and solutions, EMC helps customers quickly realize the benefits of VMware by enabling enterprise level business continuity.

“We plan to use virtual machines for important applications, and for that we need to have a good DR recovery plan in place. EMC Global Services helped us to reduce the complexity and time involved in our DR plan for our virtual environments and most important – to test our DR plans without affecting the production” said Lea Kronenberg, storage manager of Haifa datacenter in Israel Electric Corporation. “By helping us to integrate VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager into our EMC Symmetrix SRDF remote replication infrastructure and our operational run books for disaster recovery, we have increased confidence in our ability to ensure recovery as we move vital applications to virtual servers.”

Business continuity is a critical requirement in virtualized data centers as more mission-critical applications are virtualized. As a top-tier member of the VMware Partner Network with hundreds of VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs), and years of business continuity experience, EMC Global Services has the deep expertise to help customers address their availability and recovery challenges for virtual environments. EMC’s end-to-end solutions methodology applies best practices from both enterprise business continuity and virtualization disciplines to provide cost-effective recovery strategies for VMware environments. This approach leverages integration of EMC’s full portfolio of replication technology with the automation capabilities of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to provide a robust solution that mitigates risk. The following new EMC services help customers design and implement a consistent recovery strategy for x86 virtualized environments across the enterprise

* EMC Consulting services for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager automate and provide a recovery strategy for virtualized infrastructures to integrate VMware vCenter Site Recovery manager into enterprise business continuity programs.
* EMC Design and Implementation for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager delivers a customized design and complete integration of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager with customers’ existing business continuity plans.
* EMC Education Services for VMware environments offers training modules including, VMware Integration with EMC Storage and Replication Technologies training for both EMC Symmetrix® and EMC CLARiiON®, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, to be proficient in installing, configuring, and operating VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, as well as the testing of EMC disaster recovery plans.
* EMC Residency Services for VMware environments provide the infrastructure management resources and expertise to manage the day-to-day operations of the virtual infrastructure.

“Customers require a robust business continuity plan for their virtualized environments to protect their mission critical information and to reduce their business risk.” said EMC’s ML Krakauer, Senior Vice President, Global Services. “The breadth and depth of EMC’s unique experience and expertise with business continuity and virtualization solutions helps customers accelerate their virtualization initiatives with confidence.”

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, when deployed in conjunction with EMC’s industry-leading portfolio of replication software including EMC SRDF® (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility), EMC Celerra® Replicator, EMC MirrorView™ and EMC RecoverPoint, enables customers to rapidly and efficiently bring their virtualized servers and mission-critical information online at a secondary site.

Customers who work with EMC Velocity² Authorized Services Network (ASN) partners will also be able to accelerate the business benefits of integrating their EMC business continuity environments with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. Velocity² ASN partners are trained, certified and field tested to provide value-add services in VMware environments, and channel partners who also VMware partner can further provide value to customers through their deep technical knowledge of EMC and VMware products.


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