Aston Martin sports cars are known for their authentic craftsmanship: all models are handcrafted using advanced production techniques and technology. To achieve the kind of optimized IT operations that keeps the company at the forefront of design and engineering excellence, Aston Martin chooses Microsoft technology. Aston Martin wanted to improve business continuity and build a remote secondary data center. To support these goals, it chose a Windows Server 2012 R2 disaster recovery and multisite replication solution and a Windows Azure-based management console. With this fully automated, easily managed solution, Aston Martin expects to quickly restore IT applications and services, reducing planned and unplanned downtime from days to hours.