Release: Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

In June this year, Microsoft announced that Hyper-V Recovery Manager would be rebranded to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, at that time Microsoft also made available a free technical preview of the product.

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR is a cloud based service (SaaS) which coordinates failover and failback between two Microsoft System Center 2012 managed datacenters. Site Recovery will provide the option to failover a site with Virtual Machine Manager managed VM’s based on Hyper-V to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft will also be integrating the Migration Accelerator (MA) for Azure product based on the InMage technology which Microsoft acquired. Microsoft released a preview in September this year, enabling migration of physical, VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hyper-V workloads into Azure.


Each unit of the Azure Backup & Site Recovery annual subscription offer covers protection of a single instance to Azure with Site Recovery, and protection of up to 100GB of data with Azure Backup.