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Business Continuity : Recover from a disaster and continue normal business operations
Failover : Automatically & seamlessly switch to a highly reliable backup
Recovery Time Objective (RTO) : Quickly & Effectively get your business-critical data and applications back online
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IT Support Dubai - Qusai Poonawalla, CEO, Burhani

From The Desk Of:

Qusai Poonawalla

CEO, Burhani Managed IT Services

Dear Fellow Business Owner,

One of IT’s most essential functions is to ensure that corporate data is never lost and that applications stay available—despite server crashes, power outages, or natural disasters.

The first step in preventing data loss in Azure is to back up your data. As a user of an Azure virtual machines, you can rest assured we take three copies of your VM and store it in Azure Storage so that if any machine goes down, we can restore one of those copies. Yet you still need Azure Backup to protect your data against ransomware, corruption or accidental deletion.

With our integration into the virtual machine experience, built-in security, and cloud datacenters all over the world, this cost-effective solution ensures that your data will be protected for when the unexpected or unthinkable happens.

In addition to protecting your data, you also need to make sure your applications stay available during an IT interruption and that downtime is limited. Disaster recovery between Azure regions allow you to setup and test your disaster recovery solution in just 3 steps and without paying for additional infrastructure. In minutes, you can have peace of mind knowing that your business-critical applications will be available when disaster strikes.

The best business continuity solution is one that seamlessly fails over applications from Azure to another Azure region or site and allows you to quickly and easily access and restore your data from Azure. Microsoft Azure provides a unified solution to protect data on-premises and in the cloud. Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery provide disaster protection for data and applications to ensure business continuity.


Azure Site Recovery natively integrateS into Azure. It allows you to migrate workloads from on-premises to Azure, manage your DR solution from Azure and take advantage of hybrid disaster recovery capabilities across multiple platforms. Azure SitRecovery isis a customizable disaster recovery solution that gives you the means to orchestrate an effective DR plan and ensures that yourvital applications are available. To ensure your customized disaster recovery plan works, you can test itwhenever and as many times as you want without effecting production workloads or end users. Azure Site Recovery provides a single DR solution thatworks across platforms (Hyper-V, VMware, and physical),across clouds (public, private,and service provider)running on Windows orLinuxtoprovide a range of recovery time objectives(RTOs)and recovery point objectives (RPOs)by using multiple channels (host-level, guest-level, application-level replication and others)

You can replicate the following to Azure:

  • VMware: On-premisesVMware VMs running on supported hosts. VMs must be runningsupported operating systems.
  • Hyper-V: On-premises Hyper-V VMs running on supported hosts.
  • Physical machines: On-premises physical servers running Windows or Linux. You can replicate Hyper-V VMs running any guest operating system supported by Hyper-V and Azure

Azure Site Recovery allows for DR replication and orchestrated recovery for the following cloud-enabled scenarios.

  • Private cloud.VMware to VMware or Hyper-V to Hyper-V.
  • Hybrid cloud.Physical / VMware / Hyper-V to Azure.
  • Public cloud.AWS to Azure migration or Azure to Azure

Ensure business continuity by keeping your applications running in Azure. Azure Site Recovery makes it simple for you to test disaster recovery by replicating applications between Azure regions. You can also replicate on-premises VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines and physical servers to Azure to stay available if the primary site goes down. Recover workloads to the primary site when it’s up and running again.

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AzureBackup is a simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup service that serves as a unified solution to protect the data, providing an alternative to tape that saves money and ensures compliance. Azure Backup delivers data protection no matter where dataresides—in the enterprise datacenter, in remote and branch offices, or in the public cloud—while being responsive to the unique requirements these scenarios pose. Protect your critical applications, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server; files and folders; servers and clients running Windows; and Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) virtual machines. WithAzure Backup, you can focus on your business needs and not manage or pay for infrastructure on the cloud.

Keep your data safe and recoverable by backing it up to Azure. Azure Backup is a simple solution that decreases your infrastructure costs while giving you enhanced security mechanisms to protect your data against ransomware. With one solution, you can protect workloads running in Azure and on-premises across Linux, Windows, VMware, and Hyper-V.

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IT infrastructure gets wide and complex as your business grows. When you have a wide array of operating systems, hypervisors, and physical servers, maintaining your environment is challenging. Business applications are critical, and unplanned downtime can have devastating effects on your business’ customer relations, revenue, reputation, and regulatory compliance. Even a short period of downtime can cost thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more.

Legacy local backup and secondary site replication for disaster recovery(DR) can not support all your applications, make performing disaster recovery drills difficult, and risk affecting your production workloads. Loss of data and application errors often occur during failover to your datacenter. You need a modern IT data-protection platform to keep business up and running with zero downtime. With such a tight competitive edge for business, even a minute of downtime can have a heavy impact. Because the risks associated with being unprotected in today’s business climate are more serious, you cannot be dependent on time-consuming and limited disaster recovery plans that are susceptible to error. The conventional solutions to backup and disaster recovery are not as reliable.


The modern data protection landscape is becoming increasingly complex, with its mix of hypervisors and physical assets. Multiple data protection and disaster recovery solutions are often required to address these increasingly multifaceted environments and this adds further complexity. And technology innovation has greatly extended the definition of data protection. It’s no longer sufficient to just make copies of data. The focus is not only on business continuity but also on the speed and simplicity of disaster recovery.

With advanced data protection approaches in the cloud, organizations need to be able to recover data and also have applications and business services available from multiple data centers and cloud locations. This allows organizations to obtain maximum levels of protection at an acceptable cost. ESG research 6shows2the “tape versus cloud” comparison: cloud usage is growing faster and the tape is declining. While both tape and the cloud have their place in IT strategy,cloud-based data protection is quickly becoming a prominent solution for backup and disaster recovery.

The modern approach to cloud data protection integrates various data protection functions like replication, automation virtualization, de-duplication, orchestration tools, and centralized management. A growing number of organizations have already recognized the potential for unlocking the business value that comes with using cloud-based data protection.


Azure Site Recovery simplifies disaster recovery by providing comprehensive protection for VMware®, Hyper-V® and physical servers in a single solution. Using Azure as your primary recovery site also eliminates the need to manage and maintain a second data center, further reducing complexity and expense.

Orchestrate the protection and recovery of your applications for simplified disaster recovery :

Automated protection and replication of virtual machines
Remote health monitoring
Customizable recovery plans
No-impact recovery plan testing
Orchestrated recovery when needed
Replication to — and recovery in — Azure

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery reduce costs because by storing backups in Azure and replicating workloads to Azure rather than a secondary site. Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery reduce the complexity involved in building disaster recovery solutions. In just a few minutes, you can protect your data and test your disaster recovery plan to have confidence that Azure meets your compliance needs. Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery support hybrid environments. These services support on-premises and cloud workloads running on VMware and Hyper-V and using Windows and Linux.


As one of Dubai’s leading Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery Services Companies, Burhani’s experienced & certified team of Microsoft Azure Cloud experts can help you develop a customized cloud strategy that aligns with your business growth potential.

EXPERT SUPPORT : Our award winning team provides you with the support you need throughout your Microsoft Azure migration and long-term
FOCUS ON CLOUD SECURITY: Ensuring your Microsoft Azure solution provides you with the best experience and most appropriate levels of data security
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERIENCE : Ensure a successful cloud migration with our experience in transforming businesses with cloud solutions.
MAXIMIZE CLOUD ROI : Helping you get the most out of Microsoft Azure, from architecture design, performance optimization and cost analysis.
STRATEGY-FIRST APPROACH : Analyzing your existing services to ensure your Azure migration is smooth and has measurable success.


Achieving cost efficiencies and IT infrastructure optimizations through cloud solutions are no longer a high-risk proposal, and services for cloud management and governance help remove a lot of potential complexities. It’s easy to try things out in the cloud, and no other enterprise platform makes it easier to get started than Azure. 

At Burhani, we will guide you through each area of Microsoft Azure to provide knowledge transfer around identity and access management, virtual machines, development, data storage and recovery and pricing, as well as long-term Microsoft Azure, managed services.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The cloud can be a pretty ‘cloudy’ subject for most people – and with good reason. Here are some of the most common questions that we encounter from potential clients who want to make the move to the cloud

What Exactly Is The Cloud?

Our Answer: As per the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

What is the difference between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?

Our Answer:

  1. Software as a Service (SaaS): Applications delivered to end users running from the provider’s infrastructure. SaaS is used by business users for email, office automation, customer relationship management, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and other related scenarios.
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS): Used by developers and application providers as a computing platform that typically includes the operating system, programming language execution environment, database and web services.
  3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): IaaS is the foundational cloud platform layer. It is used by IT administrators for the provisioning of processing, storage, networks or other fundamental computing resources where users can run arbitrary software.

Why should I move my IT Infrastructure to the cloud?

Our Answer: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) can provide enormous advantages over on-premise infrastructure because of the ability to provision and scale quickly and dynamically. Cloud infrastructure is sold as a variable cost, utility pricing model. You pay only for what you use, while you are using it. The pricing model and the total cost is attractive, but the real value is the agility cloud affords an organization. Simply put, with IaaS you can do stuff quickly that you couldn’t do in your own IT environment. 

What is Microsoft Azure?

Our Answer: Azure is Microsoft’s open and flexible cloud platform for business that allows you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications and services. Azure comes with many associated services, including those for compute, storage, data, networking, and apps. In a slightly simplified view, Azure provides services for applications, data, compute and network.

A more detailed breakdown by “Azure Components” can be found on the Microsoft Azure Documentation webpage, which gives an overview of services by similar function and important sub-services. 

According to the above handy Microsoft’s info-graphic, Azure can help you “quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters”.

You can also build and run applications using any language, tool, or framework within four primary models: 1) Virtual Machines, 2) Cloud Services, 3) Web Sites, and 4) Mobile Services.

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

How is Microsoft Azure different from Amazon AWS and Google Cloud Platform?

Our Answer: Amazon and Google are the only two other companies with cloud solutions and the ability to execute at the same global scale, Microsoft is the only one of the three with similar enterprise infrastructure and expertise at its core.

A huge advantage of Azure is the ability to integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. You don’t have to choose between one or the other, it allows you to run a hybrid environment.

Azure also allows you take advantage of existing enterprise license agreements you may have if you already have Microsoft technology in your IT infrastructure.

How do I get started on my cloud journey with Microsoft Azure?

Our Answer: In addition to the technical planning, making the right business case is critical. Consider which scenarios lend themselves the most to getting started with a journey to the cloud. Here are two types of scenarios you could look at first:

Scenarios that are needed but not needed all the time:

If your organization has a seasonal need for high-performance computing or additional virtual machine capacity, think of the possibilities of using Azure to temporarily switch on a massive amount of virtual machines. Why buy the hardware if you can just switch it on for as long as you need it? You only pay for what you use. These types of scenarios are the low-hanging fruit when choosing a workload to move.


Scenarios when new expensive infrastructure is needed:

If your organization is growing or embarking on new long-term, IT-intensive projects, or some of your existing IT infrastructures will be reaching the end of its lifecycle soon, you may be looking at the considerable cost for new hardware in the near future. As outlined in the IaaS cloud vs. on-premise cost comparison in a previous chapter, a move to the cloud may offer a great way of limiting IT spending. That said, the benefits will only materialize with proper planning of all aspects. In addition to using Microsoft’s toolkit, you may want to work with a Microsoft consulting partner for detailed planning. For example, to move from testing cloud solutions to making them run in your production environment, you need to have the tools and systems in place that give you the confidence that IT health and performance are being monitored, issues can be addressed quickly, and costs are closely managed.

What Are The Different Types Of Cloud Deployments?

Our Answer: One of the reasons why Microsoft Azure is such a compelling cloud platform is that it easily enables all three options and integrates with your existing on-premise IT infrastructure. The three types of cloud are :

  1. Public Cloud: Shared services or resources provided by a third party and available to many participants or tenants.
  2. Private Cloud: Cloud computing resources open to just the owner. Can be hosted on-premise or off.
  3. Hybrid Cloud: Cloud computing resources spread between your own systems and a third party’s resources.

What are the various Microsoft Azure Services?

Our Answer: 

Azure offers many services in its cloud computing platform. These services include the following.

Compute services

Services for hosting and running application workload:

  • Azure Virtual Machines—both Linux and Windows
  • App Services (Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, API Apps, and Function Apps)
  • Azure Batch (for large-scale parallel and batch compute jobs)
  • Azure RemoteApp
  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Azure Container Service

Data services

Services for storing and managing data:

  • Azure Storage (comprises the Azure Blob, Queue, Table, and File services)
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure DocumentDB
  • Microsoft Azure StorSimple
  • Azure Redis Cache


Application services

Services for building and operating applications:

  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Azure Service Bus for connecting distributed systems
  • Azure HDInsight for processing big data
  • Azure Scheduler
  • Azure Media Services


Network services

Services for networking both within Azure and between Azure and on-premises datacenters:

  • Azure Virtual Network
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Azure-provided DNS
  • Azure Traffic Manager
  • Azure Content Delivery Network

For detailed documentation on each of these services, as well as other Azure services, see Azure service documentation.

What are some scenarios where the cloud makes sense?

Our Answer: Think of “unpredictable bursting”, an unplanned peak in demand or sudden spike that impacts performance. Or consider “on and off workloads” or “predictable bursting”, when you have recurring peaks due to periodic increasing demands. With on-premise equipment, you can’t over-provision for these extreme peaks unless you want to have a massive, complex and expensive IT infrastructure sit idle for long periods of time. For example, if your organization is in need of high-performance computing power once a quarter, it is much easier to turn on several hundred servers temporarily through IaaS. Other scenarios could include transient or short-term environments required for development or testing.

If you are part of an organization with rapid growth, IaaS is especially relevant. Successful services need to grow and scale. If money is no object, you can certainly over-provision by investing in your own hardware at an early stage and overpay until you reach capacity. But if you grow faster than expected, you may still be in a situation where you can’t provision hardware fast enough. With IaaS you can scale your infrastructure on demand in the cloud, and pay more as you use more.

Another relevant cloud scenario example is “tier” upgrades for compute and storage. For a traditional infrastructure organization to increase a server’s processing power or memory requires an expensive upgrade or even a new server. This would usually take days and even weeks to complete. Storage I/O improvement would typically involve a SAN re-configuration or, in some cases, a new SAN. Local storage I/O improvements would require the introduction of additional spindles for a RAID setup, faster disks, or SSDs. All of these scenarios are time-consuming and expensive. With IaaS, these types of upgrades take seconds to minutes to complete with a modest increase in cost. You get tremendous business agility, something that is not possible with traditional on-premise infrastructure.

Even if your IT infrastructure needs are entirely predictable and consistent, IaaS is a good option because of the ongoing reduction in cloud storage and compute costs. The usage of a highly-available, enterprise-grade infrastructure to run virtual machines is very competitive using cloud solutions. And based on predictions by industry observers, the price is only going down.

How does Microsoft Azure enable a 'Cloud-First' Business World?

Our Answer: Microsoft Azure provides a great entry and transition strategy for organizations that want to extend their data center to the cloud, and the momentum for Azure has been steadily building over the past years. 

At the Build 2015 conference, Microsoft provided some numbers around Azure usage:

  • More than 90,000 new Azure customer subscriptions per month
  • 1.4 million SQL databases in Azure
  • More than 50 trillion storage objects in Azure
  • 425 million Azure Active Directory users
  • 3 million developers registered with Visual Studio Online 
  • More than 40% of Azure revenue from start-ups and ISVs
  • 19 Azure Compute Regions open

How do I choose which workloads to move to Microsoft Azure?

Our Answer: Using Azure to integrate Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into your IT environment is a great way of getting started, and paves the way for Platform as a Service (PaaS) as a logical next step.

However, using Azure to enable IaaS in your organization requires the consideration of many options with many benefits, so it is definitely advisable to include a thorough assessment and capacity planning process.

At the very basic level, you need to inventory your tech infrastructure, and be sure to be able to answer these questions:

  • What do I have in my current IT infrastructure?
  • Where is it?
  • What are my performance metrics?

Microsoft provides resources to help with this process. For example, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Azure “gets your cloud migration planning process going with automated discovery and detailed inventory reporting of web applications, application portfolios, and database readiness for Azure platform”.

It helps you catalog all of the applications in your IT environment, and provides a readiness and capacity assessment.

Azure Readiness Assessment & Capacity Assessment:

  • Estimate the needed capacity to run your applications on the Azure Platform
  • Evaluate applications based on migration difficulty
  • Stack rank applications in terms of migration suitability
  • Obtain a TCO-ROI analysis for the application
  • Helps you to plan for the migration of on-premises workloads to Azure

Where can I learn more about Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft is putting enormous efforts into building out Azure, its cloud platform for business. Both the amount and the pace of updates to Azure are astonishing. It’s not easy to keep up with all the developments, especially if you are just getting started with Azure. Microsoft provides guidance and information on its cloud platform in a few places online.

Here are just a few of the key ones:

  • Azure Service Updates: This page is the home of all service updates to Azure. There are new posting several times each week, and you can also subscribe by RSS feed.
  • Cloud Platform Roadmap: The roadmap page provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in the Cloud Platform business. It includes an overview of what’s become available recently, public previews, projects in development, and canceled projects.
  • Microsoft Azure Blog: The official blog combines posts from many different members of the Azure team; it’s a good place to start before digging into some of the other resources on TechNet and MSDN
  • Azure on Twitter: If you are using Twitter, the Azure account is a great way of following the latest and greatest from the Azure team.
  • Azure on Facebook: For those who prefer Facebook, the Azure team posts its updates here too.
  • Azure tag on MSDN Blogs: If you are looking at Azure from the dev/test side, there are almost daily posts about Azure here
  • TechNet – In the Cloud Blog: Brad Anderson, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Enterprise Client & Mobility blogs about Cloud here. While his focus is more on mobility, he does mention Azure frequently
  • TechNet – Building Clouds Blog: This TechNet blog focuses on “…building hybrid clouds that can support any device from anywhere”. It features a great overview of topics by track at the top of the blog, which makes it easy to dive into anything from Application Management to Disaster Recovery or VM Migration.
  • TechNet – Server & Cloud Blog: This blog aggregates posts from Microsoft’s Server & Cloud Platform team.
  • Microsoft Cloud Platform on Facebook: In addition to the Azure page on Facebook, the Server & Cloud Platform team has a presence too.
  • TechNet – Azure Forum: There are several Azure topic threads in the TechNet Forums. Just click on the drop-down menu in the left sidebar and select one of the topics.
  • Microsoft Azure eBooks: Microsoft offers a number of eBooks about Azure on the Virtual Academy website.

These links are only some of the “official” resources from Microsoft. Of course, there is also a large community of Azure users out there sharing perspectives on Redmond’s cloud platform efforts, including The Azure Group: Infrastructure Focus

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Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery Company in Dubai, UAE

Microsoft Azure provides a unified solution to protect data on-premises and in the cloud. Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery provide disaster protection for data and applications to ensure business continuity.

AzureBackup is a simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup service that serves as a unified solution to protect the data, providing an alternative to tape that saves money and ensures compliance. Azure Backup delivers data protection no matter where data resides—in the enterprise datacenter, in remote and branch offices, or in the public cloud—while being responsive to the unique requirements these scenarios pose. Protect your critical applications, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server; files and folders; servers and clients running Windows; and Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) virtual machines. With Azure Backup, you can focus on your business needs and not manage or pay for infrastructure on the cloud.

As one of Dubai’s premier Microsoft Azure Cloud Partners, Burhani has the experience and expertise to help you design and deploy a robust Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery solution around the Azure platform.

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