Do You Know Your Real Azure SLA? Here is Why You Should Use Cloudockit


Pascal Bonheur


5 min

A lot of our customers are currently moving to Azure and we noticed that they are always very surprised when they discover that their current configuration does not meet Microsoft Azure SLA requirements.

A 99.95% SLA

As you may not know, if you deploy a Virtual Machine in Azure, then the 99.95% does not apply to you. If you go on Microsoft Azure SLA Web Site, you can find the following statement:

If you do not put more than one Virtual Machine instance into an Availability Set, you have no guarantee that you will have a 99.95% uptime if your Virtual Machine goes down.

That’s where Cloudockit comes into play. In Cloudockit, we make sure your environment is conform with Microsoft best practices and that you have everything properly configured to have the 99.95% SLA.

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Cloudockit and Azure SLA

For example, as you can see below (screengrab extracted from an CloudocKitdocument), we have a Virtual Machine named armVM that has no Availability Set defined.

CloudocKit automatically added the following information in the document for this Virtual Machine:

As you can see, CloudocKit explains why you do not have the 99.95% Azure SLA in your current configuration and also gives you a link on how to fix it. You then have to add an additional Virtual Machine and configure the Availability Set appropriately.

At the end of the day, it can cost you more if you follow the best practices but it will give you a highly available environment that meets the Azure SLA.

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