DR solution for the Vmware workloads

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Currently, We have DC & DR solutions in on-premises in Vmware, we are planning to move the DR to the Azure around 150 VMs. What will be the best approach going with Azure Vmware solutions or Azure Site recovery

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Az VMS has a minimun setup of 3 hosts with 28 cores each, with costs starting about USD ~14K/month. Unless your DC has strict requirements on vSphere architecture and RTO/RPO, I´d rather start testing ASR. ASR also provides pretty good RTO/RPO, with replica times as low as 30 seconds, and it will only start your VMs on Azure in case of a failover to cloud (which could be planned, unplanned or just a test). - Protection costs would be about USD ~3,7K/month + storage + vm execution (only during failovers and dr drills) costs. Make sure you test ASR using the first 30 days without costs, then asses with your internal teams about requirements and results. Then consider looking at VMS. Also, read the docs and use pricing calculator for your estimates. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-vmware/introduction https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/