Last year, Cisco and VMware began the task of trying to solve these long distance VMotion issues with the target of seamlessly migrating a VM between two datacenters separated by a reasonable distance. The joint Cisco/VMware lab in San Jose has run number of tests over varying distances (simulated with reels of optic fiber) as a proof of concept. We will demonstrate this proof of concept at Cisco Live this week in San Francisco. The demo as it stands incorporates a distance of 80km (50 miles). That’s around 400us latency each way over fiber or a round trip just under 1ms.