Azure Aims for Resilience in Face of Regional Catastrophe


Wobble-prone Azure has rolled out a new service that lets users protect data even in the event of a regional catastrophe, by replicating data across three availability zones in the primary region, as well as moving it to a secondary geography.

The “geo zone redundant storage” (GZRS) service is available in a preview and has been designed to provide at least 99.99999999999999% (16 nines) durability of objects over a given year in the event of a catastrophe in the primary region.

The release follows what Azure CTO Mark Russinovich described as “three unique and significant incidents that

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