Continuous health monitoring with Site Recovery
Site Recovery monitors the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure. When replicating between two sites that you control, your virtual machines’ data and replication stays on your networks. All communication with Azure is encrypted. When replicating to Azure as the secondary site, your data is encrypted and you can also select encryption for data at rest.
Replication and disaster recovery to Azure or other locations
Replicate your workloads to Azure or other locations and enable new capabilities. Applications can be migrated with just a few clicks, allowing you to temporarily move your operations when you encounter a surge in demand. Run reports and analytics on copies of production workloads in Azure without affecting customers. DevTest new versions of applications with copies of live data, and then seamlessly put the new version into production in your datacenter.
Azure provides you all the capabilities of having an offsite data center and test environment, with out the cost of owning all the hardware.
Orchestrated disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)
Use Site Recovery to automate the recovery of services when a site outage happens at the primary datacenter. Bring over applications in an orchestrated way to help restore service quickly, even for complex multi-tier workloads. Easily create disaster recovery plans in the Microsoft Azure classic portal, where they are stored. The disaster recovery plans can be as simple or advanced as your business requirements demand, including the execution of custom Windows PowerShell scripts and Azure Automation runbooks, and pauses for manual interventions. Customize networks by mapping virtual networks between the primary and recovery sites, and test disaster recovery plans whenever you want without disrupting the services at your primary location.