Microsoft announces disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines using Azure Site Recovery

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS VMs using Azure Site Recovery. This will allow enterprise customers to easily replicate their VMs to a different Azure region of their choice. The main highlight of this feature is that they don’t need to deploy any additional infrastructure components or software appliances in their subscription to take advantage of this feature. They can completely avoid all the complexity and cost associated with deploying, monitoring, patching and maintaining any DR infrastructure.

They can select the VMs they want to repliace, choose a target Azure region, select replication settings and they are good to go. It’s as simple as that. Even though Azure natively provides high availability and reliability, compliance requirements such as ISO 27001 still require businesses to have a business continuity plan (BCP). This new announcement from Microsoft will help them in that process.

Learn more about this new capability here.

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