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Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards: Virtualisation for disaster recovery

The best virtualisation for disaster recovery user project improved availability and enabled semiannual failover and failback tests.

 

Best virtualisation for disaster recovery project

Best virtualisation for disaster recovery project

Winner: University Hospital Leipzig
IT project owner: Daniel Pfuhl
Vendors and technologies used: VMware vSphere 4.1
VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.1
EMC Corp. NetWorker 7.6
Fujitsu Ltd. Primergy RX600S4 server with Intel Xeon 7350/7460 and RX300S5
EMC Corp. CLARiiON CX4-960 and CX4-480
Brocade Fibre Channel switches
IT project: This project, dubbed "Red.IT" (or "Redundant IT Infrastructure"), enables the hospital to perform failover and failback tests twice a year. With VMware Site Recovery Manager, the hospital has also improved the availability of its most critical application, SAP, as well as that of medium-priority applications (95% of which are virtualised).
What the judges said: "An ideal virtualisation disaster recovery project."

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This was first published in October 2010

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