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

Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

Help us get better – Join the VMM customer panel

The System Center engineering team is looking for Virtualization Management customers who can provide feedback on pain points, preferences, and usage behavior. We are starting a customer panel for VMM and Hyper-V customers to help influence the future of the product. What are my commitments as a panel member? 1 hour meeting once a week for 4 weeks Actively share your… 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

SAN Replication based Enterprise Grade Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center

If you been following the progress of Azure Site Recovery throughout this year, you will recall that our priority has been to make Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions available to everyone, available everywhere, and easy to use. We first announced the General Availability of orchestrated DR across on-premises private clouds based on Hyper-V Replica in January… 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 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

Upcoming Preview of 'Disaster Recovery to Azure' Functionality in Hyper-V Recovery Manager

In the coming weeks, we will Preview functionality within Hyper-V Recovery Manager to enable Microsoft Azure as a Disaster Recovery point for virtualized workloads. The new functionality will add support for secure and seamless management of failover and failback operations using Azure IaaS Virtual Machines, thereby enabling our customers to save precious CAPEX and ongoing… Read more