Azure Site Recovery helps you to protect important applications by coordinating the replication and recovery of physical or virtual machines.
You can replicate to your own datacenter, to a hosting service provider
or even to Azure to avoid the expense and complexity of building and
managing your own secondary location.

Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Now in Preview: Azure Site Recovery adds the capability to protect your VMware VMs and physical servers using Azure as your recovery site.

You can further simplify your disaster recovery protection by replicating to Azure and still benefit from the simplicity, automation, customizable recovery plans, health monitoring, and orchestrated recovery the service provides. One of the primary roadblocks to comprehensive protection of applications is the expense of establishing and maintaining a secondary site for disaster recovery. Now Azure can be your disaster recovery site.