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  • How to Replicate an Azure VM to another Azure region?

    How to Replicate an Azure VM to another Azure region?

    The Azure Site Recovery service contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy by keeping your business apps up and running available during planned and unplanned outages. Site Recovery manages and orchestrates disaster recovery of on-premises machines and Azure virtual machines (VMs), including replication, failover, and recovery.

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  • What is the Azure SQL Database service?

    What is the Azure SQL Database service?

    SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database service in Microsoft Azure that supports structures such as relational data, JSON, spatial, and XML. It delivers dynamically scalable performance and provides options such as columnstore indexes for extreme analytic analysis and reporting, and in-memory OLTP for extreme transactional processing. Microsoft handles all patching and updating of the SQL code base seamlessly and abstracts away all management of the underlying infrastructure.

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  • How to Create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal

    How to Create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal

    This quick start tutorial walks through how to create a SQL database in Azure. Azure SQL Database is a “Database-as-a-Service” offering that enables you to run and scale highly available SQL Server databases in the cloud. This quick start shows you how to get started by creating a SQL database using the Azure portal.

    If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

    Log in to the Azure portal.

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  • What is Azure Backup?

    What is Azure Backup?

    Azure Backup is a simple and cost-effective backup as a service (BaaS) solution, that gives you trusted tools on-premises with rich and powerful tools in the cloud. It delivers strong protection for customer data wherever it resides—in your enterprise data center, remote and branch offices, or the public cloud—while being sensitive to the unique requirements these scenarios pose. Azure Backup, in a seamless portal experience with Azure Site Recovery, gives you cost-efficiency and minimal maintenance, consistent tools for offsite backups and operational recovery, and unified application availability and data protection.

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  • Should I choose cloud services or something else?

    Should I choose cloud services or something else?

    Is Azure Cloud Services the choice for you? Azure provides different hosting models for running applications. Each one provides a different set of services, so which one you choose depends on exactly what you're trying to do.

    Compute OptionsAudience
    App Service Scalable Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, and Logic Apps for any device
    Cloud Services Highly available, scalable n-tier cloud apps with more control of the OS
    Virtual Machines Customized Windows and Linux VMs with complete control of the OS

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  • What is Azure Virtual Machines?

    What is Azure Virtual Machines?

    Azure Virtual Machines (VM) is one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources that Azure offers. Typically, you choose a VM when you need more control over the computing environment than the other choices offer. This article gives you information about what you should consider before you create a VM, how you create it, and how you manage it.

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  • What to do in the event of an Azure service disruption that impacts Azure Cloud Services?

    What to do in the event of an Azure service disruption that impacts Azure Cloud Services?

    At Microsoft, we work hard to make sure that our services are always available to you when you need them. Forces beyond our control sometimes impact us in ways that cause unplanned service disruptions.

    Microsoft provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its services as a commitment for uptime and connectivity. The SLA for individual Azure services can be found at Azure Service Level Agreements.

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  • How to Managing Azure Cloud Services using Azure Automation?

    How to Managing Azure Cloud Services using Azure Automation?

    What is Azure Automation?

    Azure Automation is an Azure service for simplifying cloud management through process automation. Using Azure Automation, long-running, manual, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks can be automated to increase reliability, efficiency, and time to value for your organization.

    Azure Automation provides a highly-reliable and highly-available workflow execution engine that scales to meet your needs as your organization grows. In Azure Automation, processes can be kicked off manually, by 3rd-party systems, or at scheduled intervals so that tasks happen exactly when needed.

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  • How to Create a standalone Azure Automation account?

    How to Create a standalone Azure Automation account?

    This topic shows you how to create an Automation account from the Azure portal if you want to evaluate and learn Azure Automation without including the additional management solutions or integration with OMS Log Analytics to provide advanced monitoring of runbook jobs. You can add those management solutions or integrate with Log Analytics at any point in the future. With the Automation account, you are able to authenticate runbooks managing resources in either Azure Resource Manager or Azure classic deployment.

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  • How to Create Windows and Linux Virtual Machines (VM) on Microsoft Azure?

    How to Create Windows and Linux Virtual Machines (VM) on Microsoft Azure?

    Assuming you are already created a free trial Microsoft Azure account, you can now log in to create and prepare your Windows and Linux Virtual Machines for Backup.

    You only need one virtual machine to test the main functionality of  Backup. However, if you wish to test groups, user roles, and other advanced features, you'll need more.

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