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Azure offers native disaster recovery solution for Azure Virtual Machines.

Posted on 04 December 2018

Azure now offers a native disaster recovery solution for applications running on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to the broadest global coverage, Azure offers the most comprehensive resiliency strategy in the industry, from mitigating rack level failures with availability sets, to protecting against large scale events with failover to separate regions with Azure Site Recovery. Within a region, Availability Zones increase fault tolerance with physically separated locations, each with independent power, network and cooling.  

You can now replicate and failover virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions supporting Availability Zones. For more information, see the detailed blog post

Azure Site Recovery—Key benefits  


No infrastructure required 


User flexibility in selecting the DR region  


Best-in-class RPO and RTO 


Non-disruptive DR drills 


Orchestrated application recovery 

For large enterprises, it is imperative to use multiple Azure subscriptions to manage Azure resources at scale. Azure Site Recovery also supports cross-subscription disaster recovery (DR) for Azure Virtual Machines. Configure DR for Azure IaaS applications to another region in a different subscription within the same Azure Active Directory tenant. For more information, see this detailed blog post.  
Disaster recovery between Azure regions is available in all Azure regions where Azure Site Recovery is available. For more information about pricing, please contact your channel partner. Get started with Azure Site Recovery today. 

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