This week, the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) team, announced the general availability (GA) of the disaster recovery feature for Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Virtual Machines (VMs).
Now we can easily configure disaster recovery within a few minutes! With just a few clicks, not only your Virtual Machines will be protected, but the Resource Group, the Availability Set, and the Virtual Network can all be created automatically for you!
The ASR team has also included several important features, such as:
The good news is, if you’re already using ASR in public Azure regions, this is already available to you right now! And, if you’re using a sovereign cloud (i.e. Azure Gov), this is scheduled to become available to you in the next few weeks.
Here are some links to help you get started with all things Azure Site Recovery (ASR):
- GA announcement in Corey Sander’s blog post about why you should bet on Azure for infrastructure needs
- Pricing details
- SLA details
- Get started by replicating Azure VMs
- Supported configurations
- How to plan network connectivity
There are a lot more enhancements coming to Azure Site Recovery (ASR) in the future. And, if you have an idea, share it on the UserVoice.