Category: Business Continuity

How to Build Highly Available Apps on Azure With VM and Storage Redundancy

Perfectly reliable IT infrastructure doesn’t exist. If you wait long enough, even the best-engineered server and network components fail. Failure tends to occur on a so-called bathtub curve, which means that some infrastructure fails early in its life and all infrastructure fails eventually. In addition to the fact that systems tend towards failure, we also […]

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How To Improve SQL Server Database Resilience by Migrating to Azure

Microsoft SQL Server supports the essential applications of thousands of businesses. It’s a robust and sophisticated database solution, but, as with all business-critical services, users must take action to minimize downtime and eliminate potential failure points. Issues at multiple levels of the tech stack affect database availability: Network and hardware failures can take down databases. […]

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How To Monitor Web App Availability on Microsoft Azure

Downtime is a risk faced by every business that serves customers on the web. The average website goes down for three hours a month because web hosting infrastructure isn’t wholly reliable and networks are even less so. Azure is more resilient than the garden-variety web hosting provider, with SLAs that promise less than 43 minutes […]

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SCOM in the Cloud: Integrating SCOM Alerts With Azure Monitor

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a powerful tool. Businesses that use SCOM to monitor on-premises infrastructure naturally want to preserve their functionality when they migrate to the cloud. Those with a mixed environment that includes VMs lifted to the cloud and serverless resources want to monitor all of their infrastructure in one place. […]

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How the Azure Cloud Helps Businesses Secure Their Infrastructure

Businesses face a bewildering array of infrastructure security threats. Criminals and other bad actors invest substantial resources into developing sophisticated attacks and malware, while businesses struggle to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving threat landscape with vast amounts of money in play. Bromium, a cybersecurity company, estimates that the cybercrime economy was worth $1.5 trillion […]

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