Introducing flexible recovery region for Azure Notification Hubs

Heather Tian

Flexible recovery region now in GA

We are excited to announce that flexible recovery region for Azure Notification Hubs is now generally available (GA) for all customers. All tiers provide a flexible recovery region option, enabling you to choose from a list of supported regions. In regions with availability zones and no region pair, you can use flexible recovery to choose a failover region that provides resiliency in the event of a full region failure.

Azure Notification Hubs is a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective service that enables you to send push notifications to millions of devices across platforms and regions. However, in the rare case of a regional outage or disaster, your primary namespace may become unavailable, disrupting your communication with your users. Flexible Recovery Region enables you to pick which region you’d like to use as your pair region from a list of supported regions. This way, you can ensure that your push notifications are delivered with minimal downtime and impact to your users.

How does Flexible Recovery Region work?

Flexible Recovery Region is a simple solution that allows you to configure a secondary namespace as a failover target for your primary namespace. You can choose from the list of supported regions. In the case of regions with availability zones but no paired region, you can use flexible recovery to select a secondary region. When the failover is triggered, the secondary namespace becomes the active namespace, and the primary namespace becomes the passive namespace. All the requests and messages sent to the primary namespace are redirected to the secondary namespace, and the push notifications are delivered from the secondary namespace.

To learn more about how to enable and use Flexible Recovery Region for Azure Notification Hubs, please refer to our documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/notification-hubs/notification-hubs-high-availability

We are thrilled to offer you this new feature that enhances the availability and resiliency of your push notifications. We encourage you to try out Flexible Recovery Region for your Azure Notification Hubs and share your feedback with us. You can also reach out to us if you have any questions or issues. We are always here to help you and support your needs. Thank you for using Azure Notification Hubs!

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  • Igor Nesterov 0

    I don’t think this feature, is what people really need in your service

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