Cloud Replication for Microsoft Hyper-V

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.

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