Azure Site Recovery + SUSE: A perfect DRaaS solution!
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports all major and minor kernels of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 and 12.Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is a native DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) offered by Microsoft for use in the cloud and hybrid cloud architectures. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) helps ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you failover to a secondary location, and access apps from there. After the primary location is running again, you can fail back to it. Many customers choose SLES for SAP as their preferred OS for SAP workloads on Azure, and for Disaster recovery solutions, they rely on Azure Site Recovery.
Azure Site Recovery (ASR) enables SUSE customers to migrate their SAP systems running on VMware (or physical) servers on-premises replicating to a disaster recovery site in an Azure datacenter. And also, the customer who has SAP systems running on Hyper-V on-premises can utilize ASR to replicate SAP systems to a disaster recovery site in an Azure datacenter. For more information on SAP disaster recovery solution on Azure click the link: SAP-Setup Disaster recovery.
ASR has made it easy to support SUSE kernels with collaboration with the SUSE team. One challenge customer’s had faced is how ASR provides new kernel support for the workloads on Azure. Now, ASR supports all minor kernels within 30 days and is continuously working on reducing this window time further so that customers can adapt to the latest and greatest of SUSE without worrying about their disaster recovery posture. This is a great news for the customers, especially for SAP customers who are planning to migrate systems to Microsoft Azure or customers who need to have a business continuity strategy for their Azure deployments. Azure Site Recovery with SUSE has been tested and proven as DRaaS for SAP workloads.
Coke One North America (CONA) migrated SAP HANA to Azure and Azure Site Recovery to replicate virtual machines and data to Azure. To read more about CONA story click on the link: CONA-Microsoft Customer Story
Daimler has entrusted its global procurement system to SUSE Enterprise Linux Server for SAP Applications clustering capability and Azure Site Recovery technologies to meet their business continuity SLAs. To read more about Daimler’s story, click on the link: Daimler – Microsoft Customer Story.
Here is the toolkit of resources helpful for SUSE ASR Migration.
- What is SAP – Azure Site Recovery?
- Disaster recovery for on-premises machines
- VMware support matrix
- Hyper-V support matrix