Microsoft Azure Partner Community: focus on Disaster Recovery – introduction


Nick Johnson - Microsoft US Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft Azureby Nick Johnson, PMP – Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft Azure

The Microsoft Azure Partner Community is led by National Partner Technology Strategists from the Microsoft US Partner Team. Partner Community activities include blog posts, discussions on Yammer, newsletters, and community calls.

 

One of the most important services you can provide to your customer is one you hope they’ll never need—disaster recovery. In an ideal world, data would never become corrupt, servers would never fail, and natural disasters would never happen, but we all know that is not the case. The fact is, these things do happen and we need to be ready for them. While it’s not the most glamorous subject, it needs to be looked at. My question for you is, how are you helping your customers prepare their businesses?

This month, the US Azure Partner Community is focusing on Disaster Recovery and High Availability. Over the next few blog posts, leading up to our October 16 community call, we’ll take a look at some of the ways Azure can help you and your customers design and implement scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions.

In upcoming US Azure Partner Community blog posts, we’ll dive into these topics:

  • Azure Backup and Redundancy Options including StorSimple
  • Azure Recovery Services including InMage
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Azure Applications
  • Helping customers design cost effective and scalable backup and recovery solutions presents an opportunity for you as a partner, not only in the design, but in service implementation and execution.

So, where does Disaster Recovery with Azure come into play? The easy answer is everywhere, but more specifically, about scenarios such as:

  • On-premises data that needs offsite backup
  • Windows Server 2003 being used as a backup server
  • On-premises Hyper-V Virtual Machines that need offsite backup for availability
  • Websites or applications that need backup
  • Customers who need to have a warm standby datacenter

I’d like to invite all interested partners to join us for our US Azure Partner Community call on October 16, where we’ll talk about this topic in-depth. You can sign up here. Also, if you have questions about disaster recovery—or other Azure topics, ask us in the Azure Partners group on Yammer.

September Partner Community resources

Our Azure topic for September was Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). You can read the blog series here, and watch the recording of our call.

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