Cloud Strategy

Azure SQL Database now supports transparent geographic failover of database groups

11 May 2017

The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a public preview of auto-failover groups that extends geo-replication with the following additional capabilities:

Principal Program Manager, Azure SQL Database

Cloud migration and disaster recovery of load balanced multi-tier applications

18 April 2017

Support for Azure virtual machines availability sets has been a highly anticipated capability by many Azure Site Recovery customers. Today, I am excited to announce that Azure Site Recovery now supports creating failed over virtual machines in an availability set.

Senior Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise

Availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS Migration

10 April 2017

Today, we are pleased to announce that customers using ExpressRoute can also migrate their Virtual Networks (including all the VMs in the VNET) to Azure Resource Manager without downtime. The instructions on how to do this can be found at Migrate ExpressRoute circuits and associated virtual networks from the classic to the Resource Manager deployment model.

Program Manager, Azure Compute