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Hyper-V Recovery Manager Gets Rebranding, Retooling

Not long after Microsoft released Hyper-V Recovery Manager, its tool for disaster recovery, the company is now giving it a new name: Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. But this is much more than a cosmetic change. Microsoft is stepping up its effort to make Azure your hot site for data recovery.

Released just a few months ago, Hyper-V Recovery Manager is designed to protect important workloads and applications by replicating them and making them available for recovery.  The company announced the rebranding Monday at its annual TechEd conference in Houston. Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, available next month, extends the notion of using a secondary data center to replicate your site to using its Azure public cloud service.

"What if you don't have a secondary location?" asked Matt McSpirit, a Microsoft technical product manager, during Monday's opening keynote. "Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, [provides] replication and recovery of your on-premises private clouds into the Microsoft Azure data centers."

As noted Monday, Microsoft also announced plans to release Azure Files, which will let organizations use move their virtual machines to Azure with an SMB storage head as a shard store. Microsoft describes Azure Files as a file sharing as a service offering. It's a platform as a service offering where administrators can configure their apps in Azure and can access shared files without having to be managed explicitly.

 

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 05/15/2014 at 12:51 PM


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