Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s journey with Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
Azure Site Recovery now supports customization of networking configurations for test failover independent of failover settings.
Companies and cloud solutions teams by and large understand the need for a disaster recovery solution. One of the first steps while defining and choosing a disaster recovery plan is to perform a business impact analysis.
Once you adopt Azure Site Recovery, monitoring of your setup can become a very involved exercise. You’ll need to ensure that the replication for all protected instances continue and that virtual machines are always ready for failover.
When we released the capability of automatic update of agents used in disaster recovery of Azure VMs, the most frequent feedback we received was related to access control. The request from customers was to allow them to provide a previously created automation account – approved and created by a person who is entrusted with the right access in the subscription.
Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines and physical machines by directly replicating to managed disks. You will have the choice to select the type of managed disk. Provides hassle free management of capacity in Azure.
Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS.
Based on Azure Migrate and Azure Site Recovery usage trends, we know that many of you are well along on your Azure migration journey. We’re now working on the next wave of innovation to further enhance and simplify your migration experience.
Azure is the first public cloud to offer native disaster recovery solution for applications running on IaaS. We want to start this year with a recap of all the new capabilities that we enabled in the last few months that customers have loved.
We are continuously enhancing our offerings to help you in your digital transformation journey to the cloud. You can read more about these offerings in the blog, “Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure.”