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General availability: Introducing global disaster recovery via Azure Site Recovery

Published date: August 09, 2021

Azure's native platform capabilities for high availability and disaster recovery continue to ensure the highest levels of resilience from big and small outages. To further support your high availability and disaster recovery posture, you can leverage Azure Site Recovery. In 2018, Azure became the first large public cloud provider to launch a first-class cloud native disaster recovery solution with Azure to Azure Disaster Recovery. This offering allowed you to replicate and failover your applications from one Azure region to another, on the same continent. In 2020, we extended support to include within-region disaster recovery with Zone to Zone Disaster Recovery. This allowed you to constrain the replication of your applications within national boundaries and therefore adhere to legal requirements, if any.

We know that many of you run large, global businesses. You host applications across continents and have teams spread out globally. If your business is global, there is no reason why application hosting and application disaster recovery should be regional. With the general availability of global disaster recovery via Azure Site Recovery, you can cross continental boundaries while replicating your applications. Supported by our powerful global networking backbone, you can failover to any Azure region of your choice around the globe. This offering completes the native-public cloud disaster recovery portfolio of zone to zone disaster recovery, within-continent disaster recovery, and global disaster recovery. With a few simple clicks, you can replicate your application to anywhere in the world.

Learn more about how to set up disaster recovery on Azure. Review our support matrix before enabling replication on your virtual machine(s). 

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