We just released the ability to leverage Azure Site Recovery without the System Center requirement. Azure Site Recovery gives you the ability to send your Hyper-V Replica’s to Azure instead of another Hyper-V Server. This gives you the ability to use Azure as your DR site! I’ve talked a lot about Hyper-V Replica before; here is where I talked about a customer leveraging Hyper-V Replica to allow their business to stay up and running even when Hurricane Sandy took out their infrastructure. How many of your customers need a DR solution but can’t afford one? Azure Site Recovery now gives you the ability to leverage Azure as the customers’ DR site.
If you take a look at a new Azure Site Recovery Vault, you’ll see additional options, the newest one is highlighted in the screen shot below:
There is more to the setup process than when using SCVMM, but it gives us the ability to send our Hyper-V VM replica’s to Azure without requiring System Center. I got this setup for a new VM in about 10 minutes, now I’m just waiting for the initial replica to replicate to Azure. As I dig into the details of this solution, I’ll share more about it. But for now, enjoy that we’ve lowered the costs of providing a DR solution for our SMB customers.
Until next time,