Microsoft Azure Site Recovery using IBM Storwize SAN replication
Eric B Johnson
IBM Storwize V5000; IBM Storwize V7000
Abstract: This white paper contains step-by-step processes to enable multisite on-premises cloud protection using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery with IBM Storwize storage area network (SAN) replication. It reveals Storwize with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 7.7 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) enhancements that allow Microsoft Hyper-V replicas to use a SAN replication channel to take advantage of synchronous or asynchronous mirroring and other important disaster recovery (DR) benefits. With just a few clicks within the Azure Site Recovery management portal, Information Technology (IT) administrators can perform planned and unplanned site failovers that can recover an entire site and bring it online within minutes thus averting painful financial consequences commonly linked to extended site outages.