This just in…
Today, Microsoft has increased the number of datacenter regions that will support Azure Site Recovery. Datacenter regions added:
- Central US
- East US2
- North Central US, and
- South Central US
“Cool.. but what is Azure Site Recovery?”
Ah.. in case you, like my friend here, don’t know; Azure Site Recovery is Microsoft’s “Disaster Recovery as-a-Service” (DRaaS) offering. Think of it as a way to set up machines and services in Azure that are off but being kept up-to-date, plus the orchestration (in the form of a Recovery Plan) to automate planned or unplanned failover. Your source machines could be hosted on physical boxes, virtualized (Hyper-V or VMware), or even in AWS or other Azure regions.. but keeping a copy of your machines up-to-date in the Azure cloud… just-in-case.
For more information on Azure Site Recovery, visit the Getting Started with DRaaS.
And for the official announcement about the new regions, check this Azure Blog announcement.