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Advancing service resilience in Azure Active Directory with its backup authentication service

“Continuing our Advancing Reliability blog series, which highlights key updates and initiatives related to improving the reliability of the Azure platform and services, today we turn our focus to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). We laid out the core availability ... continue reading
Image shows arrows in a circle with steps in the supply chain process including plan, source, make, deliver, manage, service and decom. In the center of the circle is the word “capacity,” since each activity supports delivering capacity to customers. Underneath the circle is a box that says “systems and data enable end-to-end value chain of activities.” Together each activity in the circle informs the next to deliver continuous improvement.

Advancing reliability through a resilient cloud supply chain

“My Advancing Reliability series has explored many initiatives we’ve put in place to improve the reliability of the Azure platform. Today, I’d like to explore our cloud supply chain, as a resilient hardware infrastructure is critical to provide reliable capacity ... continue reading
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Advancing Azure Virtual Machine availability transparency

“Throughout our Advancing Reliability blog series we’ve explained various techniques used by the Azure platform to prevent technical issues from impacting customers’ virtual machines (VMs) or other resources—like host resiliency with Project Tardigrade, cautious safe deployment practices taking advantage of ... continue reading
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Advancing application reliability with the Azure Well-Architected Framework

“For two years now, my ongoing Advancing Reliability blog series has highlighted initiatives and investments underway to keep improving the reliability of our Azure platform and services. But what about your own Azure applications that run on top of these—how ... continue reading

Advancing resiliency threat modeling for large distributed systems

“All service engineering teams in Azure are already familiar with postmortems as a tool for better understanding what went wrong, how it went wrong, and the customer impact of the related outage. An important part of our postmortem process is ... continue reading

Advancing Azure business continuity management

“Microsoft Azure has always been committed to providing highly reliable, available, and recoverable services to our customers. This customer-focused passion is reflected at every level in the Microsoft Azure Business Continuity Management (BCM) program. At the direction of the Microsoft ... continue reading

Learn about the latest innovations: Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture

At Microsoft Ignite, I presented the “Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture” session to give a tour of the latest innovations around how Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. I start ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 2 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 1 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
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Azure and Intel commit to delivering next generation confidential computing

In Azure, your data is your data. Not only is it protected at rest and in transit, but Microsoft Azure extends that protection while in use with confidential computing. Azure was the first major public cloud to deliver confidential computing ... continue reading