December 07, 2007

Disaster recovery made easy

As announced today, Platespin has just revealed its new disaster recovery product.
Summing up, it's an hardware appliance able to provide "incremental" virtual images of up to 25 physical servers (via it P2V technology) without the need of a dedicated infrastructure. In the occurrence of a disaster, this appliance will be able to automatically recover the images to physical servers and notify the administrator.
This is a striking idea and I'm sure we'll se a lot of these appliances around if the price isn't insane.
I've already mentioned how virtualization can be used in disaster recovery, and this is the exact implementation I was thinking about.