(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Resiliency Technical Guidance

Today’s (Cloud) Tip…

The Azure resiliency technical guidance page provides a series of articles discussing the capabilities and limitations of the Azure platform in achieving business continuity.

The information is organized into the following articles:

  • Recovery from local failures. Physical hardware (for example, drives, servers, and network devices) can fail. Resources can be exhausted when load spikes. This article describes the capabilities that Azure provides to maintain high availability under these conditions.
  • Recovery from an Azure region-wide service disruption. Widespread failures are rare, but they are theoretically possible. Entire regions can become isolated due to network failures, or they can be physically damaged from natural disasters. This article explains how to use Azure to create applications that span geographically diverse regions.
  • Recovery from on-premises to Azure. The cloud significantly alters the economics of disaster recovery, enabling organizations to use Azure to establish a second site for recovery. You can do this at a fraction of the cost of building and maintaining a secondary datacenter. This article explains the capabilities that Azure provides for extending an on-premises datacenter to the cloud.
  • Recovery from data corruption or accidental deletion. Applications can have bugs that corrupt data. Operators can incorrectly delete important data. This article explains what Azure provides for backing up data and restoring to a previous point it time.