Windows Server 2012 R2: Effective DR Solution


In today’s market, DR solutions with synchronous replication can be very expensive, hence prohibitive, to small and medium enterprises. Add to that, constant monitoring of services can be challenging to overworked IT staff.

Manual recovery of the many virtual machines can be complex and time-consuming, with procedures needing to be documented and tested periodically. As a result, some workloads that could benefit from protection go unprotected due to costs and complexity.

Introducing an affordable in-box business continuity and disaster recovery solution…Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2.

Its new Hyper-V Replica 2012 feature, built in the Windows Server 2012 license, allows you to replicate virtual machines from a primary site to a replica site and offers a host of benefits:

  • Failure recovery in minutes
  • More secure replication across network
  • No need for storage arrays
  • No need for other software replication technologies
  • Automatic handling of live migration
  • Simpler configuration and management

Microsoft Gold Partner Frontier Technology recently teamed up with Microsoft to host an event dubbed, “What’s Windows Server 2012 R2 got in store for 2014.”  Clive Watson, data centre and virtualisation specialist from Microsoft, discussed the software’s new and improved functionalities and highlighted its powerful disaster recovery feature.

DR-as-a-Service was also presented by Frontier Technology’s Alex Roxon.

To view the presentations, download the slides below:


Hyper-V Part 1

Hyper-V Part 2


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