Earlier this year Microsoft announced some improvements for Azure Site Recovery for VMware environments. Azure Site Recovery, or just simple ASR, is Microsoft’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution and provides both orchestration/runbook automation options and allows customers to use Azure as a failover site. The updated ASR for VMware solution is now called “enhanced migration and disaster recovery for VMware using ASR”.

Azure Site Recovery supports different scenarios:

Protect Hyper-V virtual machines – replicate VM’s to a second datacenter or to Azure. ASR used to configure replication and runbook automation; Protect VMware virtual…