With today’s Covid-19 situation, many customers are in business continuity mode and yet need a highly reliable way to continue working. So you have Hyper-V Replica. It is an asynchronous, virtual machines replication technology that is designed for business continuity and disaster recovery.
DR with Hyper-V Replica
Are you Using Hyper-V as your Hypervisor? blessed are you because Hyper-V since 2012 R2 have had possibly the best disaster recovery capability built-in at no additional cost. It is called Hyper-V Replica.
It allows you to replicate as many VMs from production site to DR site and even thereon to a 2nd DR site. In addition, you have 3 RPOs to choose from which are 30 seconds, 5 mins and 15 mins.
To Mitigate a rack failure:
Replicate the VMs from one rack to another using the 30 seconds RPO.
To Mitigate the site failure:
Replicate from this to another physical location using either the 5 minute or 15 minutes RPO.
The choice of 5 or 15 minutes RPO is entirely up to you. However, you cannot use 30 seconds because the 1st replication is already using it.
Hyper-V Replica works with
Any Server Vendor
Any Network Vendor
Any Storage Vendor
Also unlimited replication is available out of the box