Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers in the Microsoft Virtualization team.
We are excited to announce the General Availability of Hyper-V Recovery Manager or HRM for short. HRM is an Azure hosted service which orchestrates the protection and recovery of virtual machines in your datacenter. Hyper-V Replica replicates your virtual machines from your primary datacenter to your secondary datacenter. To re-emphasize, your VMs are not replicated to Windows Azure. HRM is a service hosted in Azure which acts as the “control plane”.
The high level solution is as follows:
A step by step guide on setting up HRM is available @ http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hyper-v-recovery-manager-configure-vault/
If you have questions on HRM, visit the TechNet forum @ http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsazure/en-US/home?forum=hypervrecovmgr
Pricing, SLA details for the service is available @ http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/details/recovery-manager/
Brad Anderson’s blog on HRM - http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2014/01/16/announcing-the-ga-of-windows-azure-hyper-v-recovery-manager.aspx – provides more details on the solution.
is it possible that Microsoft will consider including this service with Windows Server Datacenter Edition licensing, similar to the way vCloud offers their replication service?
Feedback taken, it's defn a good suggestion to include the service as part of a DC license.