Latest Azure Site Recovery LyncUp – Hosted by Me!!!

Starting earlier this month, my team and I have been conducting regular ‘LyncUp’ sessions where every Monday we focus on a specific aspect for ASR.  Last Monday’s session focused on the new VMware/Physical Server DR capabilities that just went into Preview last week. To learn more and get the ASR LyncUp sessions on your calendar,…

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ASR + Azure Traffic Manager + Azure Automation = Better Together!

The following demonstration shows an example of how one can architect a failover solution for a multi-tiered application from an on-premises environment to Azure (and back).  Azure Site Recovery provides us the ability to orchestrate failover of servers that make up a specific application.  I have implemented the freely available BlogEngine.NET blog application to represent…

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Migration Accelerator now supports Linux…

We just updated the current preview release of the Migration Accelerator to also allow the migration of Linux VM’s and physical Linux servers.  Details here.

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DPM Now Supports Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduplication

This is ‘kinda’ a big deal.  Well, really, a very big deal, IMO.  Check out the blog announcement here.  In short, if you use VHDX files as the DPM storage pool disks and place those VHDX files on an SMB 3.0 SOFS cluster with the underlying volumes deduplicated, you can now accomplish this.  Combine this…

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New Microsoft Virtual Academy Series on Business Continuity ‘stuff’

Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a good holiday/start to the new year.  Over the break, we released a set of Level 300 modules focused on our Business Continuity solutions.  This includes information and demonstration of how we do HA, Data Protection, and my favorite, Site Recovery.  Anyone can go here to…

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My favorite places to go to get primed on what ASR can do…

The following are what I have found to be the best places to go to learn, evaluate, and test our Azure Site Recovery solution.  I figured others might find this list of resources useful as well… There were several good ASR sessions conducted at TechEd Europe.  The following are links to these recorded sessions on…

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Kevinsul has changed roles…

After many years as a Datacenter TSP, I have moved to one of the most exciting groups within our field organization known as Incubation.  In Incubation, I will be focused on our Azure Site Recovery solutions.  Stay tuned to this spot as I plan to resurrect this blog with all sorts of ramblings surrounding my…

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Fun with Hyper-V Replica in WS2012 RC

HVR Failover Runbook The other day, I was messing around with the new Hyper-V Replica feature in my lab.  I quickly came to the conclusion that although it is nice to be able to right-click on a VM in the Hyper-V MMC to initiate a failover, it would be even better if I had to…

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