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Rochak Mittal, principal program manager, for Microsoft Cloud + Enterprise, has given details of a new Azure Site Recovery (ASR) based disaster recovery option.

“I am excited to announce the public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR),” said Mittal. “You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure region of your choice without deploying any additional infrastructure components or software appliances in your subscription.”

The new capability, along with Azure Backup for IaaS virtual machines, gives organizations the ability to create a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery strategy for all IaaS based applications running on Azure.

“As you move production applications to the cloud, Azure natively provides you the high availability and reliability that your mission critical workloads need. However, compliance requirements such as ISO 27001 still require that you have a provable disaster recovery solution in place as part of a business continuity plan. The set of features that we are announcing for Azure IaaS fill this important need,” continued Mittal.

ASR’s test failover capability also makes it possible to perform a disaster recovery test or exercise without any impact on the primary production workload or on ongoing replication.

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