July 18, 2019

Pivot3 Helps Customers Minimize Downtime with New VMware Site Recovery Manager

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Pivot3, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, today announced interoperability of its intelligent hyperconverged infrastructure software platform with the latest version of VMware Site Recovery Manager. This new offering continues the relationship between Pivot3 - a VMware Advanced Technology Alliance Partner - and VMware and gives mutual customers the ability to simplify business continuity delivery using the new VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2.

"We are pleased to be one of the first technology partners for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 at release," said Mike Koponen, senior director of product marketing and technical alliances, Pivot3. "Our customers expect us to make their most mission-critical IT deployments more resilient, secure and manageable; we are now extending Pivot3's policy-based management approach to organizations implementing DR strategies with containerized VMware Site Recovery Manager."

IT teams cannot afford downtime in the event of a catastrophic system failure. Through integration with and use of VMware Site Recovery Manager, Pivot3 can automate and orchestrate non-disruptive testing and execution of recovery plans to minimize downtime in case of disasters. Pivot3 storage replication is now fully integrated with VMware Photon OS, a new operating system purpose-built for VMware infrastructures. VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 is now deployed as a Photon OS-based virtual appliance and can be installed directly from vCenter Server. The new Photon OS-based deployment model simplifies setup of VMware Site Recovery Manager components and disaster recovery (DR) plans and reduces layers of complexity associated with Windows Server virtual machines.

Pivot3's containerized Storage Replication Adapter brings policy-based data protection and replication technology to VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2. This extends the automation and orchestration capabilities of Pivot3's Intelligence Engine to automate customers' DR operations, simplifying management and protecting mission-critical deployments.

"VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 simplifies data recovery management and can increase security with a Photon OS-based virtual appliance," said Ori Broit, senior product marketing manager, VMware. "With this offering, Pivot3 is one of the first technology alliance partners interoperating with this new VMware Site Recovery Manager deployment model."

Available now, the new version of Pivot3's Storage Replication Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager in conjunction with Pivot3's policy-based Intelligence Engine simplifies infrastructure management and DR operations, making DR more accessible to customers.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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