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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide by Joel Plaut, Jeff Gellman, Pat Esposito, Peter Abreu, Pavlo Andrushkiw, Peter Ward

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Windows Azure and HA/DR

Microsoft's Windows Azure comes in a few different flavors, but for the purpose of this chapter, we will focus on IaaS components, as they contain the most applicable feature set for SharePoint disaster recovery. Just as with AWS, with Windows Azure you can spin up a SharePoint environment on-demand, and dynamically adjust your usage as needs change. The essential infrastructure components that we would typically utilize for SharePoint HA/DR include the following:

  • Global Infrastructure – datacenters and traffic managers
  • Virtual network
  • Virtual machines
  • Load balancing
  • Storage
  • Hyper-V Recovery Manager

Global infrastructure – datacenters and traffic manager

The Windows Azure cloud maintains datacenters globally, with locations in ...

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