Microsoft and its channel partners are looking to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding VMware’s public cloud strategy by targeting its customers with an Azure-centric sales pitch.
VMware’s vCloud Air public cloud, despite being pitched as a “safe landing place” for VMware’s private cloud customers, has struggled to gain share in a market dominated by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
The original version of ASR required VMware customers to deploy their own infrastructure VMs in Azure to handle the VM replication, but Microsoft’s updated version replicates data directly to Azure, making it easier and cheaper to use.
According to a 2015 IDG White paper, “Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Emerging as Top Priority”, a fourth of businesses have already deployed some form of cloud-based disaster recovery, while 36% plan to implement one within the next two years.
What’s causing DRaaS to gain so much popularity?
Reason 1: Every Company Needs Disaster Recovery
Reason 2: Confidence in the Cloud is Growing
Reason 3: Cloud Brings Simplicity to Disaster Recovery
Reason 4: Overwhelming Cost Benefits
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Migration capabilities are available for a range of workloads including Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server:
- Move applications with near-zero downtime: Move a single application or an entire datacenter to the cloud with minimal impact to production users
- No-impact migration testing: Replicate production workloads into Azure, execute tests to ensure readiness, then onboard users into the cloud for no-impact migration
- Replicate data once, for migration or recovery: With ASR and AoD, you replicate application data only once, and can then use that data to perform disaster recovery, migrate workloads, or create DevTest environments in Azure
Azure Site Recovery GA: Move VMware, AWS, Hyper-V and Physical Servers to Azure | Microsoft Azure Blog.