With all possible respect to Chad Sakac (and his post here) I’m still waiting for my VM teleporter. As a service provider, my customers aren’t interested in moving VMs 65 miles, they are interested in moving them from one time-zone to another. They are interested in moving their VMs from one coast to another. They are interested in moving their VMs from one continent to another.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I know why VPLEX is being slow-rolled, but it doesn’t make me happy. Obviously there are a ton of campus-based enterprises out there who are excited about the announcement, and there is certainly a use case for companies that are looking to virtualized storage across multiple existing arrays. Unfortunately we don’t need either of those things, we need to be able to move customer workloads from site to site, seamlessly and without interruption.
I actually have a meeting with Chad this afternoon, and you can bet I’m going to ask what we have to do in order to be able to beta the v2 (async distance) version of this product. Because my customer want their Virtual Machine Teleporter, and I don’t quite have what I need to give it to them.