Azure just got a transparent and super powerful disaster recovery capability.

This capability is geared towards Infrastructure-as-a-Service or IaaS virtual machines. To further assist when issues do arise, Microsoft has added a new feature called Microsoft Azure Service Health.

More About Microsoft Azure Service Health

Frequent Microsoft Azure users probably know that there is a dedicated Azure status portal, which gives an overview of the services affected, broken down by region. However, Azure Service Health specifically aims to provide a more personalized report on the exact part of the Azure infrastructure that affects your virtual machines, as well as to give you information about when the issues started, and what is being done. You’ll also be able to prepare for upcoming “changes and maintenance scheduled for your Azure resources.” An overview can be seen in the video below.

Azure Service Health goes way beyond just supplying a centralized dashboard to manage all service related issues, Service Health also allows users to download a PDF summary of the current issue, and share the document with those who do not have access to the management portal. Additionally, a history section allows users to see past issues, and there’s even an option to create alerts, so the entire team using affected Azure resources can be aware of predicaments with Azure as they arise.

Azure Service Health is available right now, in preview.

For more information on Azure visit our Azure services page.

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