A new customer asked me today if I had any experience with Disaster Recovery, and if I was familiar with VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product. My Sales Associate said “Of course he knows it, He invented SRM”. I had to correct him, that I did not invent SRM. However, I was involved in a co-hosted DR project between my former employer, Bowdoin College in Maine, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Out of curiosity, I searched Google and found an old video that I shot at VMworld 2006 in Los Angeles. This video outlines our co-hosted DR project. This video, followed by a lengthy interview at the Palo Alto campus with the DR group was followed up at VMworld 2007 in San Francisco with a mention in Diane Greene’s keynote and subsequent announcement of Site Recovery Manager.
Anyhow, here’s the link to the interview. I know, it’s pretty cheezy. Don’t blame me… VMware did all the post-production work!