Azure Site Recovery can help you protect important services by coordinating the automated replication and recovery of private clouds at a secondary location. There are three primary deployment options.
- Virtual machines running in an environment using Hyper-V and System Center can be replicated between two customer sites. Azure Site Recovery monitors the health of applications running in the primary site, stores the recovery plan, and executes it when needed. In the event of a site outage at the primary datacenter, VMs are recovered in an orchestrated fashion to help restore service quickly. This process can also be used for testing recovery, or temporarily transferring services.
- You can now replicate virtual machines from your primary site directly to Azure, instead of your own secondary site. In the event of an outage at the primary site, the service orchestrates the recovery of virtual machines in Azure.
- Azure Site Recovery subscriptions now include the recently-acquired InMage Scout technology. This is currently separate software.
Azure Site Recovery is billed based on number of instances protected. Azure Site Recovery to Azure is now generally available. Preview prices will remain in effect through November 30, 2014 as noted below.
| ||Price |
|Azure Site Recovery to customer owned sites || $16/month per instance protected |
|Azure Site Recovery to Azure (through Nov 30) || $27/month per instance protected |
|Azure Site Recovery to Azure (starting Dec 1) || $54/month per instance protected |
If you purchase this offering through the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement via a plan SKU, you will receive 100GB of GRS Blob Storage, 1M storage transaction and 100GB of egress, per instance included.
Otherwise, separate charges for Storage, Storage Transactions, and data transfers apply
Azure Site Recovery is billed in units of the average daily number of instances you are protecting over a monthly period. For example, if you consistently protected 20 instances for the first half of the month and none for the second half of the month, the average daily number of protected instances would be 10 for that month.