INFRASTRUCTURES SOLUTIONS ON AZURE

Windows Azure is the melting point of all services we offer. Whether it is your development environment, test environment or infrastructure, we help you move it all to cloud and avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and datacentre infrastructure.

We provide an array of smart choices on managed cloud sources in a cost-effective manner to enhance your business operations. We help you with deeper insights around the customization and design of the below Microsoft products on the Azure cloud hosting platform:

SQL 2016

Power BI

Machine Learning

PowerApps

Choose us as your partner for Microsoft Azure implementation/ migration and expect the following:

Managed Services on Azure

  • Services for ongoing architecture design
  • Personalized expert assistance and recommendations
  • Implement/review microsoft best practices

Consulting Services

  • Certified enterprise architects, solution architects, amplementation specialists to help you migrate to azure cloud platform
  • Build custom solution tailored to customer needs

Azure Cloud Governance

  • Automated visualization and control using datafortune governance methodologies, dashboards, charts
  • Visibility with near real time insights into usage and utilization

Expanding Windows Azure capabilities to provide Infrastructure as a Service

Create virtual private networks (VPNs) between On-Premise servers and Windows Azure

Durable virtual machines with Windows Server or Linux

Select from a library of images or bring your own

Enable deployments containing both PaaS and IaaS services

Support SharePoint, SQL Server & Active Directory within IaaS images

Hybrid VPN between On-Premise servers and Windows Azure

Full continuum of offerings

Planned Upgrade Notification Support

Infrastructure As A Service


The spring release of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service introduces new functionality that allows full control and management of virtual machines along with an extensive virtual networking offering.

Advantages of IaaS

Respond quicker to shifting business conditions
IaaS enables you to quickly scale up resources to accommodate spikes in demand for your application— during the holidays, for example—then scale resources back down again when activity decreases to save money

Better security
With the appropriate service agreement, a cloud service provider can provide security for your applications and data that may be better than what you can attain in-house

Gets new apps to users faster
Because you don't need to first set up the infrastructure before you can develop and deliver apps, you can get them to users faster with IaaS

Improves business continuity and disaster recovery
Achieving high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery is expensive, since it requires a significant amount of technology and staff. But with the right service level agreement (SLA) in place, IaaS can reduce this cost and access applications and data as usual during a disaster or outage

Innovate rapidly
As soon as you have decided to launch a new product or initiative, the necessary computing infrastructure can be ready in minutes or hours

Eliminates capital expense and reduces ongoing cost
IaaS sidesteps the upfront expense of setting up and managing an on-site datacenter, making it an economical option for start-ups and businesses testing new ideas

Focus on your core business
IaaS frees up your team to focus on your orgnisation's core business rather than on IT infrastructure


Increase stability, reliability and supportability
With IaaS,there is no need to maintain and upgrade software and hardware or troubleshoot equipment problems. With the appropriate agreement in place, we ensure assures that your infrastructure is reliable and meets SLAs


ENHANCING BUSINESS SCENARIOS WITH INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE

1

IaaS provides all the infrastructure to support web apps, including storage, web and application servers and networking resources. Organizations can quickly deploy web apps on IaaS and easily scale infrastructure up and down when demand for the apps is unpredictable

2

Big data is a popular term for massive data sets that contain potentially valuable patterns, trends and associations. Mining data sets to locate or tease out these hidden patterns requires a huge amount of processing power, which IaaS economically provides

3

Organizations avoid the capital outlay for storage and complexity of storage management, which typically requires a skilled staff to manage data and meet legal and compliance requirements. IaaS is useful for handling unpredictable demand and steadily growing storage needs. It can also simplify planning and management of backup and recovery systems

4

High-performance computing (HPC) on supercomputers, computer grids or computer clusters helps solve complex problems involving millions of variables or calculations. Examples include earthquake and protein folding simulations, climate and weather predictions, financial modeling and evaluating product designs

5

Teams can quickly set up and dismantle test and development environments, bringing new applications to market faster. IaaS makes it quick and economical to scale up dev-test environments up and down

6

Running websites using IaaS can be less expensive than traditional web hosting

VIRTUAL MACHINES


WINDOWS AZURE VIRTUAL MACHINES

With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines give you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications and extending your datacenter. It is the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It is as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

Virtual machines allow you to the option of splitting virtual machine loads across multiple racks in the data center using availability sets.

Adding storage capacity is simple. Either through the portal or PowerShell add up to 16 TBs of storage on an X-Large VM.

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks support adds the capability to run key server applications and workloads such as Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server and most applications that run on a Virtual Machine today.

Virtual Networks provide the capability of connecting two cloud services for direct communication. This enables scenarios such as web and worker roles communicating directory with SQL Server.

Application migration is much simpler. In most cases the app will just run without changes on a virtual machine.

VM to VM Performance (Under ideal test conditions)

Category Latency (Round-Trip) Comment Network Link Details

Inter-VM within a deployment (or deployment deployment with VNET)

0.29 ms DIP to DIP Traffic does not flow through the LB

Inter-VM crossing a deployment (same region)

0.88 ms VIP to VIP Traffic flows through the LB

ORACLE VIRTUAL MACHINES ON AZURE
Experience the power of Oracle Linux on Windows Azure to embrace cloud computing with greater choice and flexibility in how to deploy Oracle software. Our partnership brings to you the mission-critical business software of Oracle with the private and public cloud platforms of Microsoft.

Extending support by Oracle for providing certification and support for Oracle applications, middleware, database, Java and Oracle Linux on Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure

Customers can run supported Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Microsoft Azure. Developers can now build on properly licensed and fully supported Java and Oracle Linux on Microsoft Azure

Oracle software can be deployed on Microsoft private clouds and Microsoft Azure, as well as Oracle private and public clouds and other supported cloud environments

Increased flexibility and choice in where to deploy applications for Oracle admin or a Java developer

End to end support for customers running Oracle software on Azure. Developers can use existing licenses to run Oracle software on either Microsoft Windows or Oracle Linux on Azure with full support from Oracle

Deployment Methodology



THE 6.5 PHASES OF BEST AZURE PRACTICES

1

Business Understanding - Understand the sensitivity of the application/ system (dev/ prod) moving to azure.

2

Design VNET - Define virtual networks and subnets for hosted services to reside in.

3

Deploy VM's - Deploy Virtual Machine(s). If AD is desired deploy at this stage so remaining VMs can start domain joined.

4

Customize - Use RDP to customize the new persistent VM(s) by installing software, configuring roles etc.

5

Local Dev/Test - Build and test locally using the emulator. Testing live can be achieved by using public endpoints or VPN connectivity.

6

Deploy Service - Specify instance count, virtual network settings and other configuration details. Deploy to a separate hosted service.

6.5

Make Production Ready - If previously opened, close public endpoints to lock down service.

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