Customers can now purchase CloudEndure Disaster Recovery directly on the Azure Markeplace. Find out why this is big news and how to get started.
If you are planning to attend Microsoft Ignite 2018 this week, be sure to take a look at CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, which will be one of the solutions featured at the conference. You may also have noticed it is now one of the SaaS solutions available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which is important for several reasons.
For a start, purchasing CloudEndure Disaster Recovery for Azure as a SaaS subscription reduces the friction of typical Enterprise procurement by allowing customers to reduce billing relationships and consolidate software licensing and infrastructure fees. Purchased subscriptions can be managed within the Azure Portal and paid for via the customer’s Azure account with their preferred payment method.
CloudEndure CEO Ofer Gadish stated, “We are working closely with the Microsoft Azure team to offer Azure customers another option for simple project setup, cost-savings, and multi-tier recovery options for their disaster recovery initiatives.”
As Aung Oo, Head of Product for Azure Disks/Files, Microsoft Corp. explains, “CloudEndure helps us facilitate the process for customers looking to migrate their workloads to Microsoft Azure, or to use Azure as a disaster recovery target. By offering a comprehensive suite of IT Resilience and Live Migration solutions, and by adding key capabilities such as end-to-end support for Azure Managed Disks, CloudEndure, combined with Azure, provides customers with the tools they need to be successful.”
Once you’ve decided to move forward, it’s easy to get started. In this blog, we share some quick steps that will help you deploy CloudEndure Disaster Recovery directly through the Azure Marketplace.
1. Navigate to the Azure Marketplace and search for “CloudEndure” within the search box.
2. Select your desired CloudEndure Disaster Recovery Tier from the list – Tier 1 or Tier 2.
3. Click on the CloudEndure Disaster Recovery – Tier 1 or Tier 2 result from the search results list.
4. A dialog box will open to the right. Click on the Create button to begin the deployment.
5. An additional dialog box will open to the right. Here, perform the following:
- Name – Enter a name for your Disaster Recovery subscription.
- Subscription – Select Microsoft Azure Sponsorship.
- Resource group – You can either create a new or use an existing Resource group. If you elect to create a new Resource group, then enter a name for the group in the empty field. If you elect to use an existing Resource group, then select a group to use from the dropdown menu.
- Resource group location – Select a location for your Resource group.
- Plans – Select a plan to use with your CloudEndure Disaster Recovery solution. You can select a plan with a single or multiple licenses, based on your needs.
6. Complete the details below and click Subscribe to deploy.
7. Azure will initiate the deployment. Once the deployment is complete the Azure Portal will notify you that the deployment succeeded. Click Go to resource to enter the CloudEndure Disaster Recovery solution.
You can also access the CloudEndure Disaster Recovery resource by navigating to All resources on the left-hand navigation menu, searching for the resource you created, and clicking on the resource.
8. Within the resource, click Configure Account to sign up for CloudEndure Disaster Recovery using your resource.
9. You will be redirected to the CloudEndure ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT page. Enter your email address into the box, check the I’m not a robot captcha, and click Continue.
10. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your account request. Click the complete this form link within the email.
11. You will be redirected to the form, fill out the details, check the Terms and Conditions box, and click Go!
12. Your account is now set up! You can log into the CloudEndure Console by navigating to console.cloudendure.com.
Next, you’ll need to connect your new CloudEndure account to the target Azure region of your choice, deploy the CloudEndure Agent on the machines you want to replicate, and you’re good to go.
For more information on how to configure CloudEndure once your Azure marketplace subscription is complete, please refer to our documentation.