The Azure Solution Suite

VMs

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) allow you to run a number of workloads across the organization: ERP, CRM, Accounting, and eCommerce just to name a few.

  • VMs are a flexible option with the ability to choose the OS and software combination to customize your environment to meet your needs.
  • Azure Virtual Machines can be integrated into a hybrid environment with a mix of locations, applications, physical on-premise infrastructure, and of course virtual resources.
  • Virtualization is available for a range of computing solutions including Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and more.

Some Common Workloads for Azure VMs:

High Performance Workloads

A highly optimized public clouds provide a high-efficiency environment for complex workload needs. Ideal for applications requiring intense compute capabilities like scientific and technical processing.

Batch Workloads

Processing a large number of non-interactive processes is common for consolidating transactions from a day’s sales, or batch processing information to a database. An economy of scale in public cloud works well, so workloads don’t interfere with other processes running in parallel.

Analytical Workloads

Data analytics across public-facing websites, private clouds, and enterprise applications provide a wealth of data for organizations. Analytical processing working in parallel on a public cloud works in the background to provide on-going benchmarking of partnerships and initiatives for constant improvement and business success.

Transactional Workloads

Transactional processing like the automated processes for billing and order processing require complex workloads and reach across several partner environments. Due to the nature of these transactions, a private cloud environment is recommended.

Database Workloads

Database workloads touch nearly all environments in the data center and cloud. Database workloads range in complexity and require a sophisticated approach for maximum efficiency.

Storage & Backup

For Azure

Azure Backup is a pay-as-you-go service that gives you the ability to pick and choose the data you want to protect, for as long as it needs to be protected.

  • Perform short- or long-term retention.
  • Restore virtual machines or individual files and folders as needed — whether they’re located in Azure or on-premises.

Key Features:

#1: Limited Access Controls

Create limited access controls so only authorized users have the ability to perform critical backup procedures.

#2: Notifications

Immediate notifications if Backup detects suspicious activity from unauthorized users, before your data is compromised.

#3: Secure Recovery

Deletions of your backups that were not authorized will be kept for days, to give you time to secure the environment and begin the recovery process.

Storage & Backup

For Azure

Azure Backup is a pay-as-you-go service that gives you the ability to pick and choose the data you want to protect, for as long as it needs to be protected.

  • Perform short- or long-term retention.
  • Restore virtual machines or individual files and folders as needed — whether they’re located in Azure or on-premises.

Key Features:

#1: Limited Access Controls

Create limited access controls so only authorized users have the ability to perform critical backup procedures.

#2: Notifications

Immediate notifications if Backup detects suspicious activity from unauthorized users, before your data is compromised.

#3: Secure Recovery

Deletions of your backups that were not authorized will be kept for days, to give you time to secure the environment and begin the recovery process.

IaaS and PaaS

For Azure
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed online
  • Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud.

Customize Your Cloud Computing Stack

Here’s another way to look at the cloud services taxonomy and how this taxonomy maps to the components in an IT infrastructure

IaaS

Scale up and down with demand, paying only for what you use and not what you don’t.

IaaS eliminates the expense and complexity of buying and managing physical servers or other datacenter infrastructure.

IaaS

Typical IaaS use cases include:

  • Test and development
  • Storage, backup, and recovery
  • Web apps
  • Big data analysis

PaaS

PaaS includes infrastructure – servers, storage, networking, middleware, development tools, business intelligence services, database management systems and more.

PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and hassle of buying and managing software licenses, the underlying application infrastructure and middleware or the development tools and other resources.

PaaS

Typical PaaS use cases include:

  • Development framework
  • Analytics or Business Intelligence
  • Additional services such as workflow, directory, security and scheduling

IaaS and PaaS

For Azure
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed online
  • Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud.

Customize Your Cloud Computing Stack

Here’s another way to look at the cloud services taxonomy and how this taxonomy maps to the components in an IT infrastructure

IaaS

Scale up and down with demand, paying only for what you use and not what you don’t.

IaaS eliminates the expense and complexity of buying and managing physical servers or other datacenter infrastructure.

IaaS

Typical IaaS use cases include:

  • Test and development
  • Storage, backup, and recovery
  • Web apps
  • Big data analysis

PaaS

PaaS includes infrastructure – servers, storage, networking, middleware, development tools, business intelligence services, database management systems and more.

PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and hassle of buying and managing software licenses, the underlying application infrastructure and middleware or the development tools and other resources.

PaaS

Typical PaaS use cases include:

  • Development framework
  • Analytics or Business Intelligence
  • Additional services such as workflow, directory, security and scheduling

Active Directory (AD)

For Azure

Azure AD provides an easy-to-use solution to give employees and business partners alike single sign-on (SSO) access to SaaS applications like Office365, Salesforce and DropBox.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Active Directory

Key Features:

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Identity Management Competencies

Full suite of identity management competencies including: multi-factor authentication, device registration, password management, privileged account management, role-based access control, application usage monitoring, auditing, and security monitoring and alerting.
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Multi-Tenant Design

Multi-tenant, geographically distributed design: Azure AD is run out of 28 data centers worldwide with automated failover. If one data center goes down, copies of your directory data are available in at least two additional data centers and available for instant access.

These capabilities help secure cloud-based apps, streamline a company’s IT processes, cut costs and ensure compliance goals are met or exceeded.

Active Directory (AD)

For Azure

Azure AD provides an easy-to-use solution to give employees and business partners alike single sign-on (SSO) access to SaaS applications like Office365, Salesforce and DropBox.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Active Directory

Key Features:

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Identity Management Competencies

Full suite of identity management competencies including: multi-factor authentication, device registration, password management, privileged account management, role-based access control, application usage monitoring, auditing, and security monitoring and alerting.
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Multi-Tenant Design

Multi-tenant, geographically distributed design: Azure AD is run out of 28 data centers worldwide with automated failover. If one data center goes down, copies of your directory data are available in at least two additional data centers and available for instant access.

These capabilities help secure cloud-based apps, streamline a company’s IT processes, cut costs and ensure compliance goals are met or exceeded.

Disaster Recovery (DR)

For Azure

Achieve low Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) targets for every primary system in your company, easily and at a reasonable cost.

  • Eliminate the cost of running secondary datacenters and tap into nearly unlimited capacity at a moment’s notice.
  • Achieve your continuity and compliance goals and help secure your data with industry-leading protection offered by encryption features.

How Our Solution Addresses Your DR Challenges

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Ensure Business Continuity

Our hosted, Azure-based solution minimizes impacts of disruptions; gets you back in business in minutes; near-zero data loss.
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Managing Complexity

Let our experts handle DR complexity, so your employees can focus on high-impact activities.
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Managing Large Datasets

Our solution is built from ground up to safeguard high-volume data.
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Staying in Compliance

Test without affecting production workloads; and be confident you’re meeting compliance objectives.
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Reliable Solution

Our solution is based on rigorously tested Azure Site Recovery. ASR is used by organizations worldwide to protect their business-critical data & apps.

Failover of your apps – or your entire datacenter – will trigger your automated recovery plans in hours as opposed to weeks or months.

Disaster Recovery (DR)

For Azure

Achieve low Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) targets for every primary system in your company, easily and at a reasonable cost.

  • Eliminate the cost of running secondary datacenters and tap into nearly unlimited capacity at a moment’s notice.
  • Achieve your continuity and compliance goals and help secure your data with industry-leading protection offered by encryption features.

How Our Solution Addresses Your DR Challenges

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Ensure Business Continuity

Our hosted, Azure-based solution minimizes impacts of disruptions; gets you back in business in minutes; near-zero data loss.
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Managing Complexity

Let our experts handle DR complexity, so your employees can focus on high-impact activities.
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Managing Large Datasets

Our solution is built from ground up to safeguard high-volume data.
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Staying in Compliance

Test without affecting production workloads; and be confident you’re meeting compliance objectives.
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Reliable Solution

Our solution is based on rigorously tested Azure Site Recovery. ASR is used by organizations worldwide to protect their business-critical data & apps.

Failover of your apps – or your entire datacenter – will trigger your automated recovery plans in hours as opposed to weeks or months.

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