The ability to carry out failovers and produce high-availability solutions on a tiny budget is something businesses have been crying-out for, and can now embrace with Windows Server 2012 for zero additional costs. Implementing high availability disaster recover solutions with Virtual Machines has until now involved investing in cluster technologies, which are both expensive and complicated. With Windows Server 2012, disaster recovery comes for free and unlike the cluster solution it’s both integrated and easy to implement.
The new Hyper-V Replica virtual technology in Windows Server 2012 can be implemented with just two Windows 2012 Servers either in the same location, for a local backup, or in different physical locations for a true multi-site DR solution and allows regular copies to be taken on the fly and updated as often as every five minutes.
To help you to get the most out of Hyper-V Replicas, IT training experts Firebrand Training have created this handy Windows Server 2012 Infographic that takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a DR solution, testing the solution, and most importantly rebuilding your server should your main server fail.
The content for the Infographic was written by Ed Baker, Firebrand's lead instructor for Windows Server Training.
Marcus Austin works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Author. Marcus has over 25 years experience in thetechnology and business sector. His recent work includes constructing a mobile strategy for the Guardian Media Group, together with writing and editing for magazines and websites including TechRadar, Internet Retailing, IT Perspectives and Santander Breakthrough.