Microsoft Azure

Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Azure

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure helps small and midsize businesses grow with greater efficiency and be more responsive to change. It is a flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. You can build applications using any language, tool, or framework. You can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. With Azure, you can be up and running fast, scale up or down as needed, and avoid high capital costs-paying only for what you use.

What are the benefits of Microsoft Azure?
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  • Ensure continuous uptime with Azure’s 99.95% monthly SLA
  • Host apps on Azure to deploy quickly and pay only for resources you use
  • Scale solutions up or down as needed
  • Access cloud-hosted applications from anywhere

Microsoft Azure Backup
  • Recover data in case of disasters (server destroyed/stolen, disk crash)
  • Recover data in case of data loss scenarios such as data accidentally deleted, volume deleted, viruses
  • Simple installation and configuration
  • Reduced cost for backup storage and management
  • Ideal for small businesses, branch offices, and departmental needs
  • Use either the Microsoft Online Backup Service Agent or the Online Backup Windows Powershell cmdlets

Backup your on-site SQL Server Database to the cloud
  • Automate database backups to minimize data loss
  • Encrypt your backup files for added protection
  • Restore to the cloud if on-site servers are down

  • Manual or automatic backups
  • Enable backup directly to Microsoft Azure storage
  • All you need is the URL and storage key
  • At an instance level with point in time restore
  • Measures DB usage patterns to set backup frequency

Hosting Apps on Microsoft Azure

 You can host apps in the cloud by moving them to a VM on Microsoft Azure. Running VMs in Azure offer the following benefits:
  • On-demand laaS for any VM workload
  • Cost Effective Provisioning – no need to buy new hardware
  • Familiar Hyper-V VHD format for easy deployment
  • 99.95% up time
  • No need for remote access solutions