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Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 by Michael Gordon Laverick

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Chapter 13. Bidirectional Relationships and Shared Site Configurations

So far this book has focused on a situation where the Recovery Site is dedicated to the purpose of recovery. This Recovery Site could be hired rack space provisioned by a third-party company; this is very popular in smaller organizations that perhaps only have one datacenter or have a datacenter that is small and does not have the resources to be both a Protected Site and a Recovery Site at the same time. As with conventional redundancy, this “dedicated” Recovery Site model is not especially efficient as you are wasting valuable financial resources to protect yourself from an event that might never happen. Like home insurance and car insurance, this is a waste of money—until, ...

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