New Unified Onboarding and Protection with VMware vCloud Availability 3.0

VMware is excited to announce the upcoming launch of VMware vCloud Availability 3.0, a powerful solution built to offer simple, more secure, and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services “to” or “between” multi-tenant VMware clouds. The new solution will help cloud providers offer end customers new disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and onboarding services across a wider choice of multi-tenant clouds.

Meeting Increasing End-User Demands for Cloud Choice

Cloud-based disaster recovery is one of the fastest-growing industry segments for cloud services. VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 will give cloud providers the ability to capitalize on that explosive demand and deliver increased choice to their end users.

Additionally, as enterprises increasingly implement a hybrid cloud strategy, vCloud Availability will provide an opportunity for VMware Cloud Provider partners to deliver simple, integrated migration and onboarding services to the cloud and from cloud-to-cloud. These solutions will be key for end users that want to lift and shift workloads into a proven, trusted cloud vSphere environment.

Simple, Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery and Migration

Part of the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, VMware vCloud Availability has been designed from the ground-up to dramatically simplify cloud onboarding, enable cost effective availability and recovery, and better secure operations to cloud providers and their end customers. The solution will integrate tightly with vCloud Director to offer disaster recovery, onboarding and migration with vCloud Director-based clouds.

The new solution has been built to help cloud providers offer a solution to end users of all sizes that is:


Enjoy unified management built on familiar tools that  combines the capabilities of three previous solutions: vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0, vCloud Availability Cloud-to-Cloud DR 1.5, and vCloud Director Extender. The simplicity comes from a modern HTML-5 interface, native integration with vCloud Director, new rapid appliance deployment models, and a single role-based access control (RBAC) portal to tenants and service providers.


Benefit from a subscription-based, competitively-priced solution designed with core features to minimize costs and tight integration to reduce operational costs. Additional flexibility and compelling economics will be delivered through storage independence from VMware vSphere Replication, tenant self-service protection, failover, and failback workflows, and granular per virtual machine or per-vApp control.


Confidently deploy a more secure solution thanks to built-in security capabilities of the VMware software stack, that includes built-in compression of replication traffic and TLS encryption end to end.


vCloud Availability 3.0 is scheduled to be delivered by the end of VMware’s fiscal Q1 2020, which ends on May 3, 2019.

Discover More about vCloud Availability

Read the Digital West Case Study to learn how a cloud provider is using vCloud Availability today for cloud-to-cloud disaster recovery (DR).

You can find more information on the vCloud Availability product page.