Symantec has announced changes to its disaster recovery software that will allow its customers to recover to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service.
Extensions to Symantec's Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume replicator disaster recovery software solution will allow applications and associated data to be recovered to Windows Azure in the event of a local failure, an arrangement the company has dubbed DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service).
The software will provide real-time data replication with end-to-end recovery coordination, Symantec officials claimed.
No indication was given about the likely release date for the new software.
Microsoft recently began previewing a new Windows Azure feature that allows customers to move virtual hard disks back and forth between on-premises servers and Azure.
"Windows Azure is designed to provide resilience and availability," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president, developer and platform evangelism at Microsoft.
"Symantec's service aims to extend the built-in reliability of Windows Azure and help customers recover on-premises applications and data with a disaster recovery and business continuity solution utilising complementary technology from both Symantec and Microsoft."