Do you know are there any plans in the future for built in disaster recovery like that implemented with Windows Server 2012's Hyper-V replica functionality where you can easily replicate block level data (agnostic to application) to offsite locations using built in compression and data-deduplication? We have it setup in a lab environment and it works very slick, super easy to configure, and is built into the OS.

Wondering what similar disaster recovery features are available for the IBM i, besides iTera which we already have but works much differently than modern replication technologies that VMware and Microsoft have implemented with their virtualization software (primarily these solutions are host based replication technologies for any number of what IBM i folks called partitions and replicate at the host level rather than at the partition level).

Additionally I'm wondering if there are any plans for built in data-deduplication like what is now offered by Windows Server 2012. You can essentially build a SAN like file server with block level data-dedup, replication, and compression with standard intel server hardware for a fraction of the cost of a full blown SAN (just requires Windows OS licensing and intel server hardware).


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