Microsoft Azure provides you a resource for building failover and maintenance sites which will be up and running even when your data center cannot be. Microsoft offers technical documentation and videos that take you through the steps of establishing recovery sites.
These techniques are based on several failover scenarios, including these:
|Azure to Azure||Azure region||Azure region|
|VMware to Azure||Configuration server||Azure|
|Physical machines to Azure||Configuration server||Azure|
|Hyper-V managed by VMM to Azure||VMM display name||Azure|
|Hyper-V without VMM to Azure||Hyper-V site name||Azure|
|VMM to VMM||VMM friendly name||VMM display name|