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services are provided in Azure Cloud, including Virtual Machines, Storage, Databases, Backup, Azure Active Directory, Analytics, and more.
Forrester Consulting concluded that data center costs are reduced by nearly $12M when switched to Azure.
of Fortune 500 companies trust Microsoft Azure Cloud. Azure has the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud service providers.
How Moving to Azure Cloud will Help Your Company?
- 1Month to Month Contracts with No Upfront investment needed
- 2Add, Remove, and Scale Up or Scale Down your resources on the go
- 3Access your Data Center from a Single Web Page while limiting access to the people you trust
- 4Utilize the power of Azure Cloud trusted by 95% of Fortune 500 Companies with 99.995% Uptime guaranteed by Microsoft
- 5Azure Cloud is 5 times cheaper than AWS for Windows Server and SQL Server
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Our Azure Cloud Offerings
We offer a range of Microsoft Azure Consulting Services starting with 3 Base Solutions listed below.
Server Data Backups
With Azure backup solutions, you can protect your data and applications to avoid costly business interruptions and meet compliance requirements.
You can also securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud—reduce cost and complexity, and achieve efficiency and scalability.
Disaster Site Recovery
Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. Our Azure Consultants can utilize Azure Disaster Site Recovery to give you the business continuity plan that include for all your major IT systems—without the expense of secondary infrastructure.
Data Center Migration
Our Azure Consultants can help you Plan & Migrate your Complete Data Center to the Azure Cloud; giving you the ability to manage everything from a single Web Page.
You will not have to worry about another hardware upgrade or a hurricane resulting in a power loss; and only pay for what you use and when you use.
Our simple 4 step Process
In this 30-minute session, a Cloud Solutions Consultant would listen to your needs and suggest a solution most suitable with your needs. We limit each customer to a maximum of 1 Strategy Call.
Depending on the goals agreed upon in the strategy call, a Microsoft Certified Cloud Solutions Consultant would review your existing environment in depth and prepare a report that lists down the key elements that your business would benefit from by migrating to the cloud along with any challenges, and a step by step execution plan
Our Consultant would execute the project in line with Deployment and Security Best Practices within the agreed timelines based on the Assessment Report & Project Plan Document.
For the final step, we ensure that your team is fully trained and ready to adopt the new solution and the transition to cloud is as smooth, maximizing productivity.
how much does Azure cost?
Microsoft Azure Setup has 2 portions: Licensing & Consultancy
Microsoft Azure Licensing Price *
Server Data Backups
Incremental Backups in the Cloud on Daily Basis
Disaster Recovery Site
Disaster Recovery Site in Azure with Real Time Fail Over
Data Center Migration
Migrate your Servers to the Cloud and get done with your
On-Premises Data Center
*Approximate Starting Price of Each Service. Actual Pricing Depends on the Server Size, Storage, Network Utilization and High Availability requirements.
Microsoft Azure Consulting Services
Basic Assessment + Project Execution + Admin Training Starts at USD 1,000/- Flat for upto 3 Servers
Additional Data Migration Services are also available at additional cost
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Why Communication Square?
Our Microsoft Azure Consulting Services mean: risk free migration with zero downtime and effective change management, ensuring a seamless transition and adoption by end users that helps grow your business.
Through our done-for-you managed services and consulting in different industries we gain a unique and advantageous perspective on what really works in today’s rapidly changing online environment.
We Use Our Experience to Create Yours!
Here's What Our Clients Say About Us
Managing a Data Center with limited Support Staff was always a pain, starting with hardware upgrades and occasional hardware failures to software & licensing upgrades. Moving all our Servers to Azure Cloud has not only made the management hassle-free, but resulted in Communication Square as the One Stop Vendor for all our Support needs.
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Cloud Readiness Assessment gave us a very good idea about our risks, costs, and challenges through a detailed analysis. It helped us map out realistic expectations for the implementation process to reach compliance standards.
I still remember when we were trying to figure out when we had just recovered a major server disaster, a Communication Square consultant got in touch with us and we learned about their Azure Cloud Backups, there has been no looking back since.
Microsoft Azure FAQs
You can back up machines and data by using a number of methods:
Back up on-premises machines:
- You can back up on-premises Windows machines directly to Azure Backup by using the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent. Linux machines aren't supported.
- You can back up on-premises machines to a backup server - either System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) or Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS). You can then back up the backup server to a Recovery Services vault in Azure.
Back up Azure VMs:
- You can back up Azure VMs directly. Azure Backup installs a backup extension to the Azure VM agent that's running on the VM. This extension backs up the entire VM.
- You can back up specific files and folders on the Azure VM by running the MARS agent.
- You can back up Azure VMs to the MABS that's running in Azure, and you can then back up the MABS to a Recovery Services vault.
There are 2 types of azure backup storage option.
Locally redundant storage (LRS)
Geo-redundant storage (GRS)
Which one you choose, depends upon your requirement and back up needs.
In case of Azure VM there are two types of restoration options. In-place Restore and Creating a new Virtual Machine using the backed up resource.
In In-Place restore you will replace the existing VM and if you use the other option you will create new VM using the previous OS disk and Data disk.
Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) is a server product that can be used to back up on-premises physical servers, VMs, and apps running on them.
MABS is based on System Center DPM and provides similar functionality with a few differences:
- No System Center license is required to run MABS.
- For both MABS and DPM, Azure provides long-term backup storage. In addition, DPM allows you to back up data for long-term storage on tape. MABS doesn't provide this functionality.
- You can back up a primary DPM server with a secondary DPM server. The secondary server will protect the primary server database and the data source replicas stored on the primary server. If the primary server fails, the secondary server can continue to protect workloads that are protected by the primary server, until the primary server is available again.
Application consistent backup ensures that the backed-up data is transitionally consistent, and that applications will boot up post VM restore. To ensure transactional consistency, applications need to be quiesced and there should be no unfinished transactions when taking a VM snapshot.
Yes you can, Microsoft Azure Backups support backing up both Cloud and On-Premises Resources
Microsoft backups are encrypted at all times i.e. while in transit as well as at rest.
Azure Site Recovery (also referred to as Azure Disaster Recovery) is a DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) offered by Azure.
Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages.
Azure Disaster Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, it fails over to secondary location, allowing you to access apps from there. After the primary location is running again, you can revert back to the primary site.
Yes you can integrate and seamlessly move VMware-based workloads from your datacenter to Azure and integrate your VMware environment with Azure. You can continue managing your existing environments with the same VMware tools you already know while you modernize your applications with Azure native services. Azure VMware Solution is a Microsoft service, verified by VMware, that runs on Azure infrastructure.
Azure Backup simplifies data recovery into a cost-effective, simple to implement solution.
You have the flexibility to choose between locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Both LRS and GRS are Block Blob Storage. Charges for storage, inbound and outbound network traffic are separate from the cost of Azure Backup.
Azure Backups usually start around USD 50/- VM as explained in the pricing table
Actual Cost that is incurred in a real world scenario is explained very nicely in this Backup Options table in this blog
Azure Site Recovery is billed based on number of instances protected. Every instance that is protected with Azure Site Recovery is free for the first 31 days, as noted below.
Azure Site Recovery between Azure regions is charged at the same rate as Azure Site Recovery to Azure.
PRICE FOR FIRST 31 DAYS
PRICE AFTER 31 DAYS
Azure Site Recovery to customer owned sites
$16/month per instance protected
Azure Site Recovery to Azure
$25/month per instance protected
Actual Real World pricing includes Storage, Network utilization and other costs. Approximate price starts at USD 125/ Virtual Machine / month as mentioned in the pricing table
Basically Azure is a cloud platform where you can create different infrastructure while OneDrive is an app of office 365.
Microsoft now brings you a new platform known as Microsoft Azure Stack. It allows you to run Azure Services from your own Datacenter, ensuring security and reliability. The idea of its designing is to help you in key scenarios, like meeting security and compliance requirements. Or where you need to access Azure resources without internet connectivity. Microsoft Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments.
Microsoft Azure has a more worldwide reach. While VMWare Cloud provides a traditional IaaS model. Whereas Azure provides a much broader range of options. Azure also has a large number of services to offer, within a reasonable price range. VM Ware computing environment is run inside of AWS data centers, and Microsoft uses its own infrastructure.
Keep data secure: Azure Backup provides solutions for securing data in transit and at rest. Centralized monitoring and management: Azure Backup provides built-in monitoring and alerting capabilities in a Recovery Services vault. These capabilities are available without any additional management infrastructure.
We also deploy azure backup, here is a case study regarding Azure Backup.
Yes you can host your database on azure. Azure SQL Database is a fully managed database service, which means that Microsoft operates SQL Server for you and ensures its availability and performance. SQL Database also includes innovative features to enhance your business continuity, such as built-in high availability.
HIPAA regulations require that covered entities and their business associates — in this case, Microsoft when it provides services, including cloud services, to covered entities — enter into contracts to ensure that those business associates will adequately protect PHI. These contracts, or BAAs, clarify and limit how the business associate can handle PHI, and set forth each party's adherence to the security and privacy provisions set forth in HIPAA and the HITECH Act. Once a BAA is in place, Microsoft customers — covered entities — can use its services to process and store PHI.
Currently there is no official certification for HIPAA or HITECH Act compliance. However, those Microsoft services covered under the BAA have undergone audits conducted by accredited independent auditors for the Microsoft ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
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With cloud migration assessment you’ll have a complete inventory of servers with metadata for each, including profile information and performance metrics, allowing you to build your cloud migration plan.
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