Over the last several weeks this blog has featured a series of posts about the benefits of the Hybrid Cloud – and today marks a major Hybrid Cloud milestone.
I am excited to announce the General Availability (GA) of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager service.
Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service protects your on-prem applications by orchestrating the protection and recovery of Hyper-V Virtual Machines running in a private cloud (i.e. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 or System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1) to a secondary location.
Over the years, as I have spoken with the VMWare community, I have heard things like this: “Well, with Windows Server 2008 you did not have Live Migration; let me know when you have that.” Recently, that one missing scenario has been SRM. Well here it is! And I want to emphasize that this solution is so much easier to use and the way we have architected it is a much more modern, cloud-centric way of doing things.
Hyper-V Recovery Manager assembles some core elements of our Cloud OS strategy (Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Windows Azure) to deliver a cloud integrated Disaster Recovery Solution. Reaching GA means that the service is now backed by support and SLA assurance, and IT administrators can use it in production environments. We have had a number of customers running this in production in preview, and their feedback has been straightforward: The solution is incredible and it is ready for general availability.