Microsoft Azure

Microsoft's Cloud offering is a game changing technology if you have the right partner to deliver it.


  •  Blob storage, Table storage, Queue storage, and File storage.
  •  Blob Storage stores unstructured object data. A blob can be any type of text or binary data, such as a document, media file, or application installer. Blob storage is also referred to as Object storage.
  •  Table Storage is the solution to store structured datasets. Table storage is powered by a NoSQL key-attribute data store, facilitating for rapid development and fast access to large quantities of data.
  •  Queue Storage provides reliable messaging for workflow processing and for communication between components of cloud services.

Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a reliable, secure, and cost-competitive cloud-based solution.

How does it Work?

Azure Backup offers multiple components that you download and deploy on the appropriate computer, server, or in the cloud. What you want to protect decides the component, also known as agent. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you're protecting data on-premises or in the cloud) can be used to back up data to a Recovery Services vault in Azure.

What Applications or Data can be Backed up?

Whether you are looking at Backing up Files and Folders in your Windows Machine or a Windows Server, or SQL Server, Azure Backup is the one Solution you need to Adopt


Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a comprehensive and robust identity and access management cloud solution that enables you to manage users and groups. It helps secure access to on-premises and cloud applications, including Microsoft web services like Office 365 and many non-Microsoft software as a service (SaaS) applications.

Features:

  • Enables single sign-on to simplify user access to thousands of cloud applications from Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.
  • Users can launch applications from a personalized web-based access panel or mobile app using their company credentials.
  • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is a watertight solution that prevents unauthorized access to on-premises and cloud applications by providing an added level of authentication.
  • Azure AD gives developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications
  • Brings enterprise directory and identity management to the cloud with Azure AD.
  • Allows you to centrally manage employee access to Microsoft web services such as Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Intune and thousands of non-Microsoft cloud applications.

An Azure VM gives you the flexibility of virtualization without having to buy and maintain the physical hardware that runs it. However, routine maintenance of the VM such as configuring, patching, and installing the software that runs on it is user’s responsibility. Azure virtual machines can be used in various ways. Some examples are:

  • Ease of Development, testing and debugging – Azure VMs offer a quick and easy way to create a computer with required configurations to build and test an application.
  • Applications in the cloud – Because demand for your application can fluctuate, it might make economic sense to run it on a VM in Azure. You pay for extra VMs when you need them and shut them down when you don’t.
  • Extended datacenter – Virtual machines in an Azure virtual network can easily be connected to your organization’s network. The number of VMs that your application uses can be scaled up or down to whatever is required to meet your needs in seconds.
  • With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications and extending your datacenter
  • While deploying a VM you can select its size out of a series of sizes that best fits your workload. The size determines the processing power, memory and storage capacity, among other things. You are billed based on the amount of time the VM is running and consuming its allocated resources.

App Service is a Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering of Microsoft Azure. Create web and mobile apps for any platform or device. Integrate your apps with SaaS solutions, connect with on-premises applications, and automate your business processes. Azure fully manages the Virtual Machines (VMs) running your apps. You are free to choose between shared VM s or dedicated VMs with dedicated resources.

App Service includes the web and mobile capabilities that was previously delivered separately as Azure Websites and Azure Mobile Services. It also includes new capabilities for automating business processes and hosting cloud APIs. As a single integrated service, App Service lets you compose various components -- websites, mobile app back ends, RESTful APIs, and business processes -- into a single solution.

App Service incAzure App Service offers a number of categories of apps known as app types. The type you need depends on your unique workload.

  • Web Apps - For hosting websites and web applications.
  • Mobile Apps For hosting mobile app back ends.
  • API Apps - For hosting RESTful APIs.
  • Logic Apps - For automating business processes and integrating systems and data across clouds without writing code.

App Service lets you develop apps in most popular development languages, including Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, and the Microsoft .NET languages. With App Service, you can

  • Build highly scalable web apps.
  • Quickly build Mobile Apps back ends with a set of easy-to-use mobile capabilities such as data back ends, user authentication, and push notifications.
  • Use API Apps for implementing, deploying and publishing your APIs.
  • Tie business applications together into workflows and transform data with Logic Apps

Save up to 40 percent with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit on Windows Server virtual machines.

Use your on-premises Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance to save big on Azure. With this benefit, for each license we will cover the cost of the OS (on up to two virtual machines!), while you just pay for base compute costs.

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