Enhance DR with Cloud Replication for Microsoft Hyper-V

Cloud Replication for Microsoft Hyper-V Powered by Azure Site Recovery — A New Disaster Recovery Option

Cloud Replication for Microsoft® Hyper-V® replicates your virtualized environments to Microsoft Azure®, to help ensure you can access important applications and data in the case of unexpected service disruption.

Powered by Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, this failover service allows you to group virtual machines based on dependencies and prioritize their recovery in Azure. It also offers a low-cost option for offsite replication of key workloads — and some peace of mind.

Our Microsoft certified professionals can help design, deploy and manage your replication and failover solution. And they’ll perform a scheduled failover test every six months (or more often, if requested).

Prepare for Disaster

Use data replication as part of your overall disaster recovery strategy to help prevent data loss and costly downtime in the event of hardware failure or other unexpected service interruption.

Minimize Risk

Mitigate the risk of service interruptions with data replication — without having to manage the infrastructure or service yourself. We’ll run capacity tests to help ensure your network and firewalls can handle the replication traffic without affecting your production environments.

Reduce Storage Costs

Replicate critical data in the Azure cloud, reducing the need for dedicated infrastructure on your target site. Pay for virtual machines in Azure only when failover occurs.

Offload Management

Offload management of your virtualized environments to our team of Microsoft certified professionals, and free up your in-house talent to focus on higher-value activities that drive your business forward.

Test Failover

Testing replicated environments is critical to ensure data consistency. We’ll automate replication based on policies you set and control, and perform failover tests that won’t disrupt your day-to-day business activities every 6 months.

How It Works


Use Azure Site Recovery to replicate VMs between Rackspace hosted Hyper-V servers to Microsoft Azure. Azure Site Recovery integrates with existing technologies, including System Center and Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn, to manage the ongoing replication of data.


We’ll configure and manage the cloud replication process for you. We’ll protect your environment by automating the replication of virtual machines, based on policies that you set and control. We’ll monitor the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure. All communication with Azure is encrypted.


If an outage occurs at the primary site, Azure Site Recovery can automate the recovery of services, including the execution of custom Windows PowerShell scripts and Azure Automation Runbooks.

Hyper-V Server Reference Architecture

And don’t forget, Cloud Replication for Microsoft Hyper-V powered by Azure Site Recovery is backed by the results-obsessed customer service and deep technical expertise that’s at the core of everything we do.

With Azure, Microsoft simplifies the disaster recovery process, saves you money, gives you the reliability you need and helps you remain compliant. We are excited to partner with Rackspace, a leading partner with more than 15 years of experience implementing Microsoft technologies.

Scott Woodgate

Director, Microsoft Azure

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