ASR Now Supports NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure

This week at Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft and NetApp will showcase how customers can simplify disaster recovery for Hyper-V workloads without investing in a secondary datacenter. Together, we will demo how Azure Site Recovery (ASR) can replicate and recover a SAN-based on-premises application to Azure compute with NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Microsoft Azure. Enterprise customers… Read more

Enterprise-Grade Array-Based Replication and Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center – Now Generally Available!

Today’s GA announcement delivers on a widely requested enhancement from our Enterprise customers – the ability to leverage replication capabilities of existing Storage Area Network (SAN) Arrays to enable high performance synchronous and asynchronous replication across on-premises Hyper-V Sites. With System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Azure Site Recovery, our customers can get seamless… Read more

Architecting a disaster recovery plan for multi-tier web applications using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Application software in an organization is the engine of business productivity and the most visible portion of its IT environment. Whether it be intranet applications or customer facing web applications, each of these serve an important purpose and in the event of a disaster it can be utmost critical for an organization to bring up… Read more

Monitoring Azure Site Recovery

In this blog post I will cover the monitoring capabilities of Azure Site Recovery. Specifically, we will answer the following questions: How do I monitor the replication health of my protected virtual machines? How do I check the status of my Jobs? How do I monitor my virtual machines once they are failed over to… Read more

Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of VMs, remote health monitoring, no-impact recovery plan testing, and single click orchestrated recovery – all backed by an enterprise-grade SLA. The DR to Azure… Read more

Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

Getting the networking requirements right is a critical piece in ensuring Disaster Recovery readiness of your business critical workloads.  When an administrator evaluates the disaster recovery capabilities that she needs for her application(s), she needs to think through and develop a robust networking infrastructure that ensures that the application is accessible to end users once it has… Read more

Azure Site Recovery: Data Security and Privacy

Microsoft is committed to ensuring the Privacy and Security of our customer’s data whenever it crosses on-premises boundaries and into Microsoft Azure. Azure Site Recovery, a cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service that enables protection and orchestrated recovery of your virtualized workloads across on-premises private clouds or directly into Azure, has been designed ground up to align… Read more

Azure Site Recovery – FAQ

Quick post to clarify some frequently asked questions on the newly announced Azure Site Recovery service which enables you to protect your Hyper-V VMs to Microsoft Azure. The FAQ will not address every feature capability – it should help you get started. This is a cross post from the Windows Virtualization blog @  Q1:… Read more

Azure Site Recovery Now Supports Disaster Recovery to Azure

Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now Azure Site Recovery and with that I am excited to announce the Preview of a new functionality that will enable Disaster Recovery to Azure. Our Enterprise and SMB customers can now protect, replicate, and failover Virtual Machines directly to Microsoft Azure – our guarantee remains that whether you enable Disaster… Read more