Disaster recovery

Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. So, be ready with a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery for all your major IT systems—without the expense of secondary infrastructure.

Protect all of your major IT systems. Affordably.

Achieve low recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) targets for every major system in your organization, simply and cost-effectively. Eliminate the hassle and cost of secondary datacenters and tap into nearly infinite capacity at a moment’s notice with a cloud-based data recovery solution designed for the needs of enterprises.

Unify data management, security, and protection

Achieve business goals for continuity and compliance throughout the lifecycle of your apps. Help secure your data with industry leading protection offered by encryption features.

Ensure apps work when you need them the most

Rest assured during an outage or disaster scenario with a disaster recovery solution that protects and natively supports the widest range of enterprise applications of any cloud disaster recovery provider. Fail over your apps—and your entire datacenter—with automated recovery plans in a matter of hours instead of weeks or months.

Perform tests any time for complete confidence

When a disaster hits, the last thing you want is to run into a problem. Test your business continuity plans, or run dev-test copies of production workloads in Azure whenever you need to, and without impacting users. Plus, test new versions of applications with copies of live data, and then seamlessly put the new version into production in your datacenter.

Related SMB solution architectures

Solution architecture: SMB disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery

Small and medium businesses can inexpensively implement disaster recovery to the cloud by using Azure Site Recovery or a partner solution like Double-Take DR.

This solution is built on the Azure managed services: Traffic Manager, Site Recovery and Virtual Network. These services run in a high-availability environment, patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.

Traffic Manager – DNS traffic is routed via Traffic Manager which can easily move traffic from one site to another based on policies defined by your organization.

Site Recovery – Azure Site Recovery orchestrates the replication of machines and manages the configuration of the failback procedures

Virtual Network – The virtual network is where the failover site will be created when a disaster occurs.

Blob Storage – Blob storage stores the replica images of all machines that are protected by Site Recovery.

Related Enterprise solution architectures

Solution architecture: Enterprise-scale disaster recovery

A large enterprise architecture for SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, and Linux web servers hosted on an on-premises datacenter with failover to Azure infrastructure.

This solution is built on the Azure managed services: Traffic Manager, Site Recovery, Azure Active Directory, VPN Gateway and Virtual Network. These services run in a high-availability environment, patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.

Traffic Manager – DNS traffic is routed via Traffic Manager which can easily move traffic from one site to another based on policies defined by your organization.

Site Recovery – Azure Site Recovery orchestrates the replication of machines and manages the configuration of the failback procedures

Blob Storage – Blob storage stores the replica images of all machines that are protected by Site Recovery.

Azure Active Directory – Azure Active Directory is the replica of the on-premises Azure Active Directory services allowing cloud applications to be authenticated and authorized by your company

VPN Gateway – The VPN gateway maintains the communication between the on-premises network and the cloud network securely and privately.

Virtual Network – The virtual network is where the failover site will be created when a disaster occurs.