Best way to protect physical Windows clusters at secondary DR site?

We have numerous Windows 2008 R2 server clusters in a central data center and are looking to provide secondary site fail-over.  I have been looking at Windows 2012 R2 features coming later in the year and also third party solutions such as Double Take Availability.

I am hoping to get a 1 redundant GBps VPN site to site connection between the two sites.  We have NetApp SANs and SnapMirror licensing and use iSCSI LUNs.

I know the future is virtualization and cloud, but we have significant new hardware waiting to be used.  I have been thinking to have the secondary site to be perhaps a Hyper-V 2012 private cloud.

Thanks so much!
ciriglianoAsked:
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insidetechCommented:
Best overall solution to your particular configuration is offered by Veeam .

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Their backup an replication spans OS + excellent VMWare and lightning speed thin/wan replication.
I used the ALL and Veeam is hands down the most comprehensive...
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ciriglianoAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  We are evaluating products like NeverFail, Double-Take, SteelEye, and CA ARCserve High Availability.
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ciriglianoAuthor Commented:
Looking for a robust solution.
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