Microsoft Windows Azure is an open, flexible cloud platform that enables developers to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications on a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers: virtual machines; website development; mobile services for user authentication and data retention; cloud API development and deployment tools; data Services, which incorporates SQL, Table, Blob storage; and App services like Service Bus for messaging.
How to Order
Allocation of $ 100 Azure prepaid units for a particular Azure subscription can be purchased via the Technion online store. The allocation is not limited in time. The purchaser can define who owns the subscription among the users of the Technion.
The acquisition is only available to faculty staff members and computer engineers. The faculty staff members must enter the store through the SAP interface and the computer engineers through ACCT.
Availability for Azure services is substantially dependent on Microsoft. Specific information for each Azure service is available from Azure Service Level Agreements and the Azure Service Dashboard
Prices for Azure services are set by Microsoft and are based on usage. Estimates can be built using the Azure pricing calculator .
Technion users get a discount, as appears in the calculator -
Service Level Description
Azure services are subject to Microsoft's service level agreements for Azure and may depend, in part, on the specific options and configurations in use. See Azure Service Level Agreements .
Alerts and reports
Azure subscription owners receive weekly reports of consumption in the current month and total use from the date of the subscription creation. In addition, alerts are sent to the subscription owners when the service consumption reaches 75%, 85% and 95% of the sum paid.
When consumption reaches 90%, virtual machines automatically shut down every night.
Note! The subscription still uses network disk services, etc. even when the machines are turned off!
Information on security, privacy, and compliance can be found in the Azure Trust Center .
Additional general information on Azure is available from the Azure Documentation Center .
For any questions regarding Azure services at the Technion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org