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:
- HPC services - virtual hpc servers connected with infiniband network
- 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
- App services like Service Bus for messaging
How to Order
In order to purchase a subscription in Azure under the Technion agreement that qualifies for a discount, please contact SELA at the contact person Amir Regev - email@example.com
This service can be purchased through a purchase order from a Technion or institutional budget without the need for a credit card.
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
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