You just built a nice Disaster Recovery site, and your important Virtual Machines are being replicated to that location. It is time to failover? Check this article.
VMware networking is definitely not a nightmare. But it can appear a little different from your traditional way of doing things.
This type of backup provides the right balance between cost, complexity, speed, availability, recoverability and retention. Does this mean that you can just buy a few hard drives in the computer shop across the street?
How much of that data are you willing to lose to ransomware or deletion? Probably none... or maybe a little bit. This is the reason your organization needs to have a solid backup strategy.