Amidst the propelling cloud adoption across the enterprise facet, Microsoft’s Azure is at the wave’s crest. It is simple, logical, and easy to deploy throughout the organization. In all honesty, Azure was already listed among the top 3 cloud platforms in the world before the pandemic happened.
By the end of 2019, 85% of Fortune 100 companies were using Microsoft’s Cloud. By the beginning of March 2021, Azure will account for over 20% of the total cloud market’s share.
This has led to major trends in app development in Toronto. We share a quick run through the Azure best practices.
Backup and Recovery
Wherever enterprises use Azure’s platform-as-a-service, its backup relies on the product. While using Standard and Premium plans on Azure Webapps, you get backup enablement as a pre-installed feature. The Advanced version configures and manages the entire machine’s virtual image backup option. This capability comes with a 24-hour RPO and a standard 30-day retention facility. Users can customize retention policies based on plan requirements. However, customizations depend upon Azure’s capability. Backup restoration depends upon the amount of data and the intricacy of data.
We deliver backup support services by utilizing the native Azure recovery service with the following available tools –
- Image Backup
When requested, we can configure image-level backups for infrastructure-as-a-service virtual machines. These independent image-level backups enable the user to restore the entire virtual machine. Azure has exemplary support for application-centric backups for Windows and file-centric backups on Linux.
- File and Data Recovery
We can seamlessly recover individual files and folders from the image and restore them to the virtual machine.
- Operating System Native Backup and Recovery
A self-serviceable file recovery system that can retrieve data associated with previous versions is the specialty of this feature.
Azure Monitoring Services
Ask your software solution services in Toronto about Azure Monitoring and Log Analytics in monitoring the solution. This is achieved through a cloud event bridge system. All the functional follow-ups on the Azure Cloud-Based network, security, compute, and storage services are run through Azure Monitoring and Log Analytics. The cloud Event Bridge automatically creates new logs and identifies repeated alerts to punch them into ITSM tickets. This can further be processed to issue new tickets for all known events, which generally get ignored.
Users get the following services covered under this –
- Virtual Machines and Operating Systems (CPU, RAM, storage, services, and event logs).
- Azure products in scope, such as firewalls, load balancers, etc.
- Azure backup and recovery services, including Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.
- Azure fabric for critical events.
Events that create or may lead to such disruption in business ahead get highlighted in ITSM systems for remedial action.
Remote Configuration and Troubleshooting Microsoft Azure is a service that provides high-end operating System support, which further includes proper configuration of the operating system, thorough monitoring, and taking corrective actions if needed.
Azure Support Services
As a Microsoft support partner and through our ever-lasting collaboration with Microsoft, we manage the domain of client relationship, billing, and vendor management in a highly professional manner. This ensures the client doesn’t need to engage in a non-productive exercise.
We utilize our partnership influence to the fullest to give our clients seamless customer service. These specific situations may arise from an issue where we have exhausted all our knowledge resources in handling a specific service during any Azure service outage, in specific cases pertaining to service limit increase requests or Azure Service Level agreement credit management.
Access our support services through these two mediums:
- Raising Tickets – Our clients can raise tickets for events initiated on their Azure subscriptions. Our highly trained support team resources take prompt action on resolving your service requests.
- Calling at Service Desk – Our service desk is accessible to Azure clients for quick and reliable solutions over the phone 24/7 throughout the year.
Cloud Support and Manage
Once our Managed Operational Services solution is commissioned, the users/clients reap the rewards of our tiered ITIL and DevOps-configured support and management services. These services offer value-added options to our clients’ enterprise-class managed Azure Services. Our services come with the assurance of trust, reliability, security, and timeliness. This Azure Cloud Support and Management capability covers the following:
Our additional value-added services options encompass the following:
- Web Application Firewall and Distributed Denial-of-Service.
- Information Protection.
- Cyber Security: Scanning and Discovery.
- Cyber Security: Managed Detection and Response.
Enhanced Cyber Security
As cyber-attacks become more frequent, businesses focus and invest hard on security. This approach needs a detailed analysis of soft targets that run a high risk of data theft, designing solutions to cope with these threats, deploying these solutions, and checking possible leakages. Implementing these safety measures and working on a contingency plan, enterprises need to have a highly skilled team.
The Azure Managed Security Services backs enterprises to safeguard their business infrastructure, continuously monitor, protect & optimize security framework, and fight cyberattacks.
Read Azure Security Center suggested changes and alerts
The Azure Security Center is the bible for recommended changes and alerts for end-to-end security of Azure resources. Besides exercising our cyber security expertise, our teams make it a point to unlatch optimal benefits from the log. Subsequently, we utilize the recommended standards in all our subscriptions.
Disable remote access (RDP/SSH)
Disable RDP and SSH access to Azure VM from the web. The access should only be enabled over a secure dedicated connection such as a VPN via Just-in-Time Virtual Machine access. This reduces brute force attacks and provides seamless passage to connect virtual machines (VMs) through Remote Desktop.
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