As Hurricane Florence continues its journey to the mainland, our thoughts are with those in its path. Please stay safe. We’re actively monitoring Azure infrastructure in the region. We at Microsoft have taken all precautions to protect our customers and our people.
Our datacenters (US East, US East 2, and US Gov Virginia) have been reviewed internally and externally to ensure that we are prepared for this weather event. Our onsite teams are prepared to switch to generators if utility power is unavailable or unreliable. All our emergency operating procedures have been reviewed by our team members across the datacenters, and we are ensuring that our personnel have all necessary supplies throughout the event.
As a best practice, all customers should consider their disaster recovery plans and all mission-critical applications should be taking advantage of geo-replication.
Rest assured that Microsoft is focused on the readiness and safety of our teams, as well as our customers’ business interests that rely on our datacenters.
If there is any change to the situation, we will keep customer informed of Microsoft’s actions through this announcement.
For guidance on Disaster Recovery best practices see references below:
- Disaster Recovery for Azure services, which also includes references to specific service documentation on business continuity.
- Our FastTrack Advisory on Disaster Recovery steps.
- SQL Business Continuity documentations:
- SQL Database: Overview of business continuity with Azure SQL Database documentation and Active geo-replication and auto-failover groups documentation.
- SQL Data Warehouse: Backup and restore in Azure SQL Data Warehouse documentation.
- MySQL: Overview of business continuity with Azure Database for MySQL documentation.
- PostgreSQL: Overview of business continuity with Azure Database for PostgreSQL documentation.
- Cosmos DB: Please follow these guidelines for automatic regional failover for business continuity.
Source: Azure Blog Feed