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Today we are excited to announce that two of our Microsoft partners, Rackspace and CDW, now offer Azure Site Recovery as a managed DR solution for customers.
Rackspace, with over 15 years of Microsoft experience and expertise, and a five-time Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year, now offers Cloud Replication for Hyper-V. This is a new service that provides a disaster recovery strategy for customers running Microsoft Hyper-V workloads. Rackspace assists with capacity planning and Azure architecture, to enable successful replication of virtual machines, and provide regular failover testing to ensure application availability.
“Azure Site Recovery provides a powerful solution to allow our customers to replicate critical resources to Microsoft Azure as part of their overall disaster recovery requirements,” said Duan van der Westhuizen, Director of Product for Microsoft Cloud at Rackspace.“We combine our expertise and services on Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V with the tools and automation from ASR, to provide our customers a fully managed replication solution, at the fraction of the cost of running a secondary environment.”
CDW, with nearly two decades of Microsoft product sales and service experience, and a certified Microsoft Cloud Service Provider with deep experience providing managed services on Azure, now offers CDW Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). CDW’s DRaaS offer combines the expertise of CDW’s professional services team with the capabilities of its managed services to plan, implement and manage tailored DRaaS plans and procedures.
In the words of Aaron Melius, Solution Architect, CDW, “We built CDW DRaaS around Microsoft Azure Site Recovery because of how well integrated ASR is with other Azure services and VMware-enabled infrastructure. ASR is structured for predictability of performance and pricing alike, so our customers that implement it can count on it to make disaster recovery smooth, easy and economical – especially when it’s bundled with our professional and managed services.”