MySQL Data Management Using Datrium Automatrix and Disaster Recovery as a Service with VMware Cloud on AWS

Many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations rely on MySQL databases to save time and money – powering their high-volume websites, business-critical systems, and packaged software.

A successful deployment of MySQL on Datrium products is mostly the same as deploying it on physical servers. DBAs can leverage their existing skill set while getting the benefits of virtualization, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Automatrix enterprise features, including DR, backup, encryption, and always-on data reduction.


OLTP R/W with 1 VM (56vCPU/500GB) and a Single Host


Datrium DRaaS provides failproof on-demand DR with VMware Cloud on AWS for all VMware workloads running in the cloud and on premises. It includes cloud backup, DR orchestration, and on-demand DR sites in VMware Cloud on AWS. DRaaS eliminates the need for costly physical DR sites as you only pay for DR resources when disaster strikes or for testing. It keeps data safe and secure, and continuous compliance checks enable users to confidently execute failover and failback.

Datrium Automatrix is the first data management platform that converges the five essential data services – DR, backup, encryption, primary storage, and mobility – with a consistent operating experience across multiple clouds. It eliminates product sprawl, workload immobility, and siloed data management – which removes roadblocks to business agility while optimizing IT investment and mitigating risk. 

This document provides guidelines for deploying MySQL databases on DVX. The recommendations in this guide may be specific to Datrium products, and the examples and considerations provide guidance but don’t represent strict design requirements. I ran the performance benchmarks, crafted the best practices, and validated the DR processes demonstrated in this whitepaper, MySQL Data and DR to VMware Cloud on AWS with Datrium Automatrix. I hope you enjoy it!