HotLink Corporation offers data center system management platforms for virtual, cloud, and physical computing infrastructure. It offers HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware, a virtual integration and transformation platform that extends the robust management capabilities of VMware vCenter to all major enterprise hypervisors; and HotLink Hybrid Express that simplifies the management of hybrid clouds through a VMware vCenter plug-in supporting Amazon EC2 and CloudStack resources. The company’s SuperVISOR for VMware abstracts the virtual infrastructure to support other hypervisors utilizing the underlying capabilities of VMware vCenter. It also offers HotLink Transformation Engine, a technology availa...
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HotLink Announces Addition of HotLink CIMple(TM) Software-Defined Networking to HotLink DR Express(TM) technology
Feb 25 14
HotLink(R) Corporation announced the addition of HotLink CIMple(TM) software-defined networking (SDN) to its HotLink DR Express(TM) technology. CIMple SDN enables easier testing, greater automation and faster operational recovery in Amazon Web Services (AWS) following a failure in on-premise VMware data centers. Additionally, the new HotLink DR Express features enhanced backup retention and scheduling policies, as well as support for VMware vCenter and vSphere 5.5. The HotLink DR Express is the only solution to enable low-cost, comprehensive VMware data protection by leveraging AWS for backup, replication, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC), using VMware vCenter as the single point of administration and management. Within minutes of a failure, VMware virtual machines (VMs) can be transformed and fully operational in Amazon EC2, with AWS workloads managed side-by-side with on-premise vSphere VMs inside VMware vCenter. The new release extends VMware vCenter capabilities to include hybrid SDN, so on- and off-premise networking can be seamlessly and holistically managed and pre-configured with VMware vCenter as the integration hub. By automatically discovering, transforming and mirroring on-premise network configurations in AWS, the new HotLink DR Express removes the complexity and labor-intensive nature of managing hybrid DR networking, maintains networking consistency across application tiers in a recovery, and enables easy DR testing without disturbing production operations. The most important benefit is that with pre-configured, automated network provisioning in AWS, VMware workloads can be accurately and automatically restored in Amazon EC2 in minutes, so operations are minimally disrupted following an on-premise failure. Features of the new HotLink DR Express include: HotLink CIMple SDN: Hybrid networks spanning VMware and AWS are intuitively administered and managed in VMware vCenter. Auto-discovery, AWS transformation, granular per-VM configurations and pre-configuration of test and production DR networks enable easy setup and testing -- with recovery in minutes in Amazon EC2. Enhanced retention policies: HotLink DR Express offers configurable consolidation options for restore points, which enables faster recovery in a failure scenario, reduced storage requirements in AWS and assistance with compliance efforts regarding discovery policies. Improved backup scheduling: Enhanced VM protection scheduling allows for off-cycle or non-recurring VM backups to accommodate events such as planned upgrades, security breaches or other periodic activity. Support of VMware vCenter and vSphere 5.5: As companies evaluate and migrate from prior VMware versions, HotLink DR Express now readily supports the new VMware environments.