Microsoft made several new announcements across Microsoft Azure few days back that further their vision of delivering the most complete, open cloud in the industry. The main advantage Microsoft has over Amazon and Google is the support for Hybrid cloud. They recently announced the general availability of new heterogeneous workload support for Azure Site Recovery to make recovery, cloud migration and management of multiple environments, including Amazon Web Services and VMware, easier than ever. Built on technology we acquired from InMage just one year ago, this new automated functionality includes:
- AWS to Azure migration. With AWS, you are often constrained in taking advantage of a consistent and complete hybrid cloud solution. These new capabilities provide an easy onboarding to Azure, along with the hybrid flexibility and freedom of the Microsoft Cloud Platform.
- Azure Site Recovery provides support for recovery in Azure for VMWare and physical servers, to bolster existing support for Hyper-V workloads. This now enables you to use a secondary site, private cloud or Azure as your disaster recovery site within one Microsoft solution. Extending and protecting VMware workloads into Azure is an easy, automated process and works seamlessly with your existing infrastructure.
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