SMB disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery

Blob Storage
Site Recovery
Traffic Manager
Virtual Network
SQL Server

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Small and medium businesses can inexpensively implement disaster recovery to the cloud by using Azure Site Recovery or a partner solution like Double-Take DR.

This solution is built on the Azure managed services: Traffic Manager, Azure Site Recovery and Virtual Network. These services run in a high-availability environment, patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.


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  • DNS traffic is routed via Traffic Manager which can easily move traffic from one site to another based on policies defined by your organization.
  • Azure Site Recovery orchestrates the replication of machines and manages the configuration of the failback procedures.
  • Virtual Network: The virtual network is where the failover site will be created when a disaster occurs.
  • Blob storage stores the replica images of all machines that are protected by Site Recovery.

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