Introduction to Azure Site Recovery

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recorded a short video that provides an introduction to Azure Site Recovery.  It looks at some of the challenges that ASR solves for and talks about how ASR can be used as both a disaster recovery solution and as a powerful migration solution as well.  Finally, it…

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Migrate Virtual Machines, Apps, and Data to the Cloud

Some of the consistent questions I’m asked revolve around getting on-premises resources into the cloud successfully. Has the data all been accounted for, are the proper services running, and is it the right size? Over the years Microsoft has offered their own tools and endorsed products from third parties to assist in this process –…

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Public preview of Azure Site Recovery (DR) for Azure IaaS virtual machines is available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I am very excited to let you know that the ability to provide disaster recovery services using ASR (Azure Site Recovery) for your servers running in Azure as virtual machines is now available in preview!  This is an ask we have heard many times and is a welcome addition to…

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Azure Backup and ASR General Availability in CSP

  Partners,   Quick Update.   I wanted to get the news out on this as some of you may not have looked at the most current Azure Release Notes for CSP which is dated May 31st announced two very important points that illustrate the inertia building in Azure and CSP. Azure Backup is now Generally…

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Azure Site Recovery for VMware and physical servers generally available!

Jeff Stoffel I’ve had conversations with several partners that were interested in or have been actively testing Azure Site Recovery for physical servers as well as VMware while we had the service in preview.  Others I spoke with have been waiting for the service to become generally available.  Wait no longer…. Azure Site Recovery for…

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Generation 2 VM support ASR

Rob Waggoner While Azure doesn’t natively support Generation 2 VMs, Azure Site Recovery (ASR) on Azure does!  I’ve spoken to a number of partners that have leveraged the performance improvements in Hyper-V Generation 2 Virtual Machines on-premises and they would like to be able to protect and/or move, these Virtual Machines to Azure.  Our Azure…

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Improve your Azure Site Recovery (ASR) performance

Rob Waggoner I’ve spent a lot of time with ASR lately and during some of my performance testing, I was directed to this article to improve the upload performance of my ASR replica’s.  If it weren't for the fact that someone told me to read this article, I wouldn’t have drilled into since I haven’t…

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Azure Site Recovery can Overcome Azure’s 127GB Boot Volume Limitation

Rob Waggoner Azure limits the size of your OS boot volume to 127 GB.  For new workloads, this limitation is not a significant barrier because you can add additional volumes to your Azure VMs, but for existing on-premises workloads that were not built leveraging best practices, or have just grown over time, this size limitation…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: ASR Test Failover Walk Through

Rob Waggoner In this video, I walk through the Test Failover scenario.  I will show you how to initiate a Test Failover and the results of a Test Failover scenario.  Take note that a Test Failover scenario exists so you can ensure that your VM is replicating to Azure.  Test Failover is not for production,…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Configure an On-Premises VM with ASR

Rob Waggoner In this video I walk through setting up a VM with Azure Site Recovery.  I focus on configuring the on-premises Hyper-V host and Virtual Machine though the initial replication.  I show you the on-Premises version of the VM and then how it replicates to Azure.    A step by step covering ASR is…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Site Recovery (ASR) – Setup

Rob Waggoner In this video, I’m going to walk through the Azure Site Recovery Process.  We cover the setup of how you can send a Hyper-V Replica to Azure instead of to another Hyper-V host.  I love the idea of having an offsite replica for my VM, and having a Hyper-V replica via Azure gives…

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