A multi location customer approached SIO with a need to perform file, application, and VMware snapshots in their office headquarters in Lexington, and then replicate the VMware snapshots to a remote office for disaster recovery purposes. The customer also has a small VM (virtual machine) deployment at their remote location, which they wanted replicated back to their Lexington office. Furthermore, the customer listed a disaster recovery RTO (recovery time objective) of 48 hours.
SIO's solution was deployed, consisting of two RBA devices (replicated backup appliances), one at each location. The RBAs were configured as both Backup and Replication receivers, to provide for data protection of 30 servers locally, with data types of flat file, SQL, Exchange, and VMware .vmdk files. 15 VMware servers were replicated to the remote location, where they were restored to a VMware host, to meet the RTO objective.