Disaster recovery has been a fundamental offering from most storage software and hardware vendors over the last decade. However, a deeper look reveals that not all disaster recovery solutions are created equal. Most traditional disaster recovery projects require significant planning, and the additional vendor hardware and software required for most implementations makes them complex and expensive to deploy. While these traditional implementations have served the industry arguably well up until now, they have run their course. A new generation of disaster recovery capabilities has emerged. The resulting solutions are easier to implement and manage, significantly less expensive to deploy, and more closely aligned with the capabilities of today’s server virtualization software.