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Resiliency and disaster recovery are top of mind for enterprises in an increasingly connected world where even a minor outage is a competitive disadvantage. However, full-scale disaster recovery can be complex and costly. Even today, many organizations have disaster recovery plans covering only their critical IT systems because of these concerns. Microsoft’s vision is to enable organizations to build comprehensive, yet cost-effective business continuity plans easily. With Operations Management Suite and Azure Site Recovery, organizations can achieve low recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) targets for every major IT system, without the hassle or the cost of a secondary data center. With this disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering designed for the needs of enterprises, customers can tap into effectively unlimited capacity at a moment’s notice.

In light of the importance of disaster recovery to any business’s IT strategy, we’re excited that Gartner has now recognized Microsoft as a leader in their Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service based on completeness of our vision and ability to execute. (See Figure 1 below).

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Microsoft is committed to providing the flexibility our customers need in protecting data throughout the entire lifecycle. We have designed Operations Management Suite with centralized management, integrated data protection and application availability to support business continuity and compliance goals throughout the lifecycle of your apps.

Our customers’ stories

The true power of Operations Management Suite is enabling our customers and partners to realize their business goals – whether it’s reducing costs, simplifying management, speeding time to market, or all of the above. Here are some inspiring stories from some of our customers who are using Operations Management Suite to build great business continuity plans:

  • Paul Smith built a strong business continuity plan to support applications that directly influence the company’s ability to generate revenue. Solutions powered by Operations Management Suite enabled the customer to protect the integrity of their brand through consistent, always-available, quality service in stores and online.
  • EVRY created new enterprise-grade, heterogeneous DR offerings to serve its customers with flexible, low-cost DR services and to offer a resilient, cloud-based DR solution that is easy to test and operate even if a datacenter is unavailable.

We look forward to delivering more innovation in business continuity, helping our customers protect their organization. You can download the full report here: Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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