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

Chris Campbell 0 Reputation points

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,


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Microsoft Entra ID
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

    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 -

    Hope this helps.



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