Clusters, Regional VNets, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery

One of the key business features of Microsoft Azure is the ability to create or move virtual machines (VMs) into Azure, back out of Azure, and into another private or partner clouds when it makes sense for your business model, including the licenses you already own. Services create revenue, so the impact can be felt in client activity load, which in a traditional datacenter requires purchasing more hardware, “racking and stacking” systems, and weeks or months of preparation. Adding systems for improved performance or higher availability is built into Azure.

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