Site recovery can protect Hyper-V, VMWare, and physical servers and you can set Azure or secondary datacenter as your recovery site. Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on the policies you control.Site Recovery coordinates and manages the ongoing replication of data by integrating with existing technologies including System Center and SQL Server AlwaysOn.
With Site recovery, automatic recovery of services is possible in the event of a site outage at the primary data center. Creating disaster recovery plans in the Microsoft Azure classic portal is no more a hassle. The disaster recovery plans can be simple or advanced depending upon your business requirements, which includes execution of custom windows Powershell scripts and Azure Automation Runbook, and pauses for manual interventions. You can customize networks by mapping virtual networks between the primary and recovery sites and nd test disaster recovery plans as per your convenience without disrupting the services at your primary location.
Replicating your workload to Azure gives new capabilities. With just few clicks,applications can be migrated to Azure or burst to Azure temporarily when you encounter a surge in demand. Run reports and analytics on copies of production workloads in Azure without impacting users. DevTest new versions of applications with copies of live data, and then seamlessly add the new version into production in your datacenter.
Site Recovery monitors the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure. When replicating between two sites you control, your virtual machines’ data and replication remains on your networks. All communication with Azure is encrypted. When replicating to Azure as the secondary site, your data is encrypted and you can also select encryption for data at-rest.