Will API Management automatically switch over to disaster discovery site that outside of configured region?

tri ho 6 Reputation points

I have deployed API Management in EU region and what happens when EU region goes down?
Will API Management automatically switch over to disaster discovery site other regions?
Can we control/specify an EU data recovery center?

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Azure API Management
An Azure service that provides a hybrid, multi-cloud management platform for APIs.
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  1. JananiRamesh-MSFT 20,826 Reputation points

    Hi @tri ho Thanks for reaching out. API Management will not automatically switch over to the disaster recovery site. we have 2 concepts

    1. Multi-region deployment
    2. Disaster recovery

    Multi-region deployment provides high availability/fault tolerance. In this case if the Gateway endpoint goes down in one region the request will be handed by the gateway endpoint in different region, but this is not a DR environment. You should have a separate service for Disaster recovery scenarios, you need to back up the configuration of your APIM instance and restore it to other APIM instance in DR site periodically. Incase if the primary region goes down you need to manually do DNS management to switch to another region.

    please refer for more information: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/api-management/api-management-howto-disaster-recovery-backup-restore?tabs=powershell

    let me know incase of further queries, I would be happy to assist you.

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