Thursdays are one of my favorite days of the week. 

Every Thursday, all of the leaders responsible for Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Intune get together to review and discuss the status of every project. 

I love these in-depth meetings; I’m a data kinda guy.  In fact, in High School I always thought I would be a CPA! I love numbers, I love wallowing in the data, and I love diving into the telemetry.

Just two weeks ago we released Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM).  We obviously pay close attention to the telemetry after each release, in particular the number of new customers, the number of HRM vaults that have been created, and the number of failovers that have occurred. 

Of all the figures we look at, the absolute most important number in the HRM service is success rate of failovers – broken out by planned and unplanned.  

In the two weeks since GA, things look great

So far we are seeing incredible interest in the service and a LOT of new customers.  The data we have about the important number is even better: We are seeing a 100% success rate for all failovers that have occurred since GA. 

And, to be clear, that 100% is not a trivial number: Last week we saw 18% of all the VMs currently being protected went through a planned failover, and less than 2% of all the VMs go through an unplanned failover.  Across all these instances: 100% success!!!

I mentioned in my GA post that one of the things I love about HRM is just how simple it is to perform a planned failover and how this can be the bedrock of your DR strategy.  I absolutely love the fact that we are seeing customers prove this solution for themselves – 100% of the time.

To try HRM for yourself, you can go trial it here and learn more about deploying it here.