ORCHESTRATE REPLICATION AND MANAGE SYSTEM FAILBACK PROCEDURES
Most IT managers think of Azure Site Recovery as a DR as a Service, replicating on-premises apps to IaaS in Azure, which fire up in a failover solution. While that is true, there’s also an option to replicate to other data centers, not just to Azure.
At its core, Azure Site Recovery is a control panel, delivered as an Azure service. It stores specific disaster recovery orchestration rules and makes them securely accessible from any location. In an actual DR situation, human interaction is minimal, because the system-level DR process has been created in advance and is executed out of Azure.
As a DR solution, Azure Site Recovery offers several benefits:
- You only pay for storage and outbound data, not for CPU/RAM of systems that are sitting idle. Azure’s costs are simple, and don’t require rack space and contracts with third parties
- Security rules enabled for DRaaS also can apply to IaaS and other apps in Azure
- IT pros use existing knowledge of VMWare and Hyper-V rather than learning new skills
With Azure, Marquette gained a DR solution that leveraged its current infrastructure and was familiar to its staff, rather than a third-party solution that costs US$60,000 and requires a major learning curve.
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