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What Scenarios Does ASR Support?

ASR is primarily a disaster recovery tool and it supports replication of virtual machines across two on-premises datacenters or datacenter to Azure. The virtualisation platform on the datacenter side can be on VMWare or Hyper-V or a totally physical server.

ASR is also treated as a migration tool to move workloads from on-premises to Azure. Replicate – Bring up the Azure DR site as the live site - check operations – finally decommission the source site in on-prem.

A few partners use VM replication through ASR as an offline dataset for archive purpose too.