Enhanced migration and disaster recovery for VMware using ASR

Monday, January 11, 2016

ASR’s enhanced VMware to Azure scenario is now Generally Available. This GA release, among other enhancements, is designed to help customers benefit from the following key functionality:
  • Elimination of IaaS-based replication and orchestration components/appliance
  • MSI-based unified setup of on-premises components, which significantly reduces the time and complexity to onboard to the scenario
  • Non-disruptive disaster recovery testing with Test Failover
  • ASR-integrated failback experience without vContinuum, with support for alternate location recovery, and original location recovery
  • Disk-based replication from source machines, and driver installation without needing a source reboot
  • Multi-VM Application and Crash-Consistent Replication for Windows and Linux
  • Migration of protected machines from the in-market - Legacy - VMware to Azure scenario to the Enhanced VMware to Azure scenario
  • Enterprise-grade enhancements such as support for FQDNs, custom ports, and installation paths
  • Support for CentOS & RHEL 6.7, vCenter Server 6.0
For more details, check out the Azure Blog and the enhanced VMware to Azure documentation.

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