azure migration versus azure site recovery for on premise to cloud RRS feed

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  • azure migration versus azure site recovery for on premise to cloud.

    Is azure migration simply like azure site recovery with more monitoring of progress details during the migration?

    It cost money as well.


    Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:54 PM

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  • If you plan to migrate your on-premise workloads to Azure, use Azure migrate. It helps you assess your on-premise machine and provides guidance and tools to migrate to Azure. Azure migrate uses some backend Site Recovery functionality for lift and shift migration of on-premise machines and workloads.

    If you're looking for a DR solution, Azure site recovery is a right choice to opt for. Site recovery helps in assessment of your on-premises environment for the purpose of disaster recovery. It provides recommendations around disaster recovery, such as replication and failover.

    Azure Migrate is available at no additional charge, however, you may incur charges depending on the tools (first-party or ISV) you decide to use for assessment and migration. 

    Friday, November 22, 2019 10:53 AM
  • Never having done azure migrate or ASR ( for on premise to azure), what are ASR's disadvantages?   Heard most migrations have been done using ASR.   When did Microsoft start offering Azure Migrate?


    Friday, November 22, 2019 6:15 PM
  • Hi,

    ASR was being used for migrations as well before Azure Migrate was released. Azure migrate is dedicated, well structured for all kind of migrations whereas ASR is good for Disaster Recovery and backups. Though you can still use ASR for migrating VMs.

    But based on the features, Azure migrate is best for migration.


    Friday, November 22, 2019 7:09 PM