Today Microsoft made several new announcements regarding Microsoft Azure that furthers their vision of delivering the most complete open cloud in the industry. Arguably, Microsoft’s main advantage over Amazon and Google is its support for Hybrid cloud.
In his post on the Azure Blog Mike Schutz (General Manager, Microsoft Cloud Platform Marketing) said, “To empower you to take advantage of hybrid cloud, today we are introducing the general availability of new heterogeneous workload support for Azure Site Recoveryto make recovery, cloud migration and management of multiple environments, including Amazon Web Services and VMware, easier than ever.”
This new automated functionality includes:
- AWS to Azure migration. With AWS, users are often constrained in taking advantage of a consistent and complete hybrid cloud solution. These new capabilities provide an easy onboarding to Azure, along with the hybrid flexibility and freedom of the Microsoft Cloud Platform.
- Azure Site Recovery provides support for recovery in Azure for VMWare and physical servers, to bolster existing support for Hyper-V workloads. This now enables you to use a secondary site, private cloud or Azure as your disaster recovery site within one Microsoft solution. Extending and protecting VMware workloads into Azure is an easy, automated process and works seamlessly with your existing infrastructure.
Read the blog in full online here.