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Azure Availability Zones RRS feed

  • Question

  • So we're thinking of moving some of our apps out to Azure, and have compared a lot of Azure's features and architecture with AWS's. The one thing that I cannot find a comparison for regarding Azure is whether Azure has multiple datacenters (aka availability zones in AWS speak) in each region. AWS has multiple datacenters in their regions, all linked by high speed fiber connectivity, which would allow us to run active-active from two different datacenters. Does Azure have the same thing? From their "datacenter locations map" they make it look like they only have one datacenter per region, which is a non-starter for us.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks,

    LK

    Friday, February 5, 2016 3:35 PM

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  • Is this for load balancing or fail-over?

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    • Edited by pkr2000 Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:50 PM
    Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:50 PM
  • Load balancing. I was able to find out some information on this - unless AWS, Azure does the regional high availability behind the scenes via Availability Groups. As long as you have your web servers within the same Availability Group, they'll be dispersed between difference datacenters in the region. I really wish they'd make this verifiable to the subscription owner for piece of mind. 
    • Proposed as answer by pkr2000 Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:47 PM
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:58 PM
  • FYI - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-availability-zones-for-resiliency-and-high-availability/ and http://aka.ms/azoverview
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:08 PM
  • FYI - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-availability-zones-for-resiliency-and-high-availability/ and http://aka.ms/azoverview
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:08 PM