Accenture has historically performed disaster recovery of its information systems from a collocation facility. This model, however, is resource intense and wasteful. Even with its high efficiency, Accenture felt it could do better.
The advance of disaster recovery solutions led Accenture’s internal IT organization to consider cloud-based disaster recovery approaches to take advantage of the benefits of the public cloud. Such an approach would also be in line with Accenture’s “cloud-first” strategy.
Given these conditions, the Disaster Recovery team within Accenture’s internal IT organization evaluated options for a new disaster recovery solution. They ultimately chose Microsoft Azure Site Recovery within the Microsoft Azure Operations Management Suite as the solution best suited for Accenture. It was enterprise ready, offered simplicity and offered lower costs.