How does deploying Entra ID Cloud Sync impact your on-prem AD architecture?

Chris Campbell 0 Reputation points
2023-11-24T09:23:13.8733333+00:00

Good morning,

When deploying Entra ID Cloud Sync in a hybrid environment, which is currently using Entra ID Connect sync, in what way is the AD on-prem architecture design impacted?

I am not quite clear on where the hardware savings would come from, when switching to Entra ID Cloud connect.

Thanks in advance,

Kind regards,

Chris.

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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. JimmySalian-2011 42,066 Reputation points
    2023-11-24T10:02:08.7+00:00

    Hi Chris,

    The savings will be on the secondary or the backup Connect servers for redundancy if you are planning to use as a DR option, in Cloud Sync this is High Available without your intervention and it is managed by Microsoft.

    See the detailed chart for comparision and features this might help to understand Chris - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/cloud-sync/what-is-cloud-sync#comparison-between-azure-ad-connect-and-cloud-sync

    Hope this helps.

    JS

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