This discussion will focus on Site Recovery service. Site Recovery can be used to replicate data, applications, and servers between:
- Azure regions
- On-premises servers/VMs to Azure
- On-premises servers/VMs to other on-premises servers/VMs
- AWS windows VMs to Azure
And can be used on:
- Physical servers
- VMware VMs
- Hyer-V VMs
Additionally, many applications have been tested and are supported for replication, such as:
- Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) & DNS
- Web applications
- Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop
Azure Site Recovery allows IT staff to input business requirements for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) to keep continuous and consistent replication. Recovery plans allow for bundling and prioritizing what fails over and when. It can include dependencies, so systems turn up and are ready to go. These plans provide the means to test individual applications prior to performing a full disaster recovery test.
Azure Site Recovery is feature-rich, and only a very small subset is discussed here. Ascend Technologies is available to partner with your Team to review or create a disaster recovery plan and help with integrating the automation of the Azure Recovery Site service. If you would like more information on how we can help you, contact one of our experts.
To read more about ASR please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/