English Original:Microsoft Announces Azure DNS General Availability
On Sept. 26, Microsoft announced that its Azure DNS service is available in all publicly available Azure areas (General Availability, GA). The Azure DNS service was first proposed in May 2015 at the Ignite event hosted by Microsoft.
Sean Wheeler from the Microsoft Azure Web teamdescriptionAzure DNS allows its users to host their DNS domain in Azure and can use their credentials, billing and support contracts to manage their DNS records using the same credentials as other Azure services. & Rdquo;
Jonathan Tuliani, Project Manager, Networks, Microsoft,to sum upBenefits of hosting DNS on Azure:
For users who purchase a domain name from a third-party organization, they can use Azure DNS to proxy their DNS. In this way, users can take advantage of Microsoft's global reach and99. 99% Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Users with Azure DNS services can reduce the local DNS server dependencies. Joe Stocker from the Patriot Consulting Technology GroupExplanationSay:
If all of the external DNS servers of a user are at the same physical address, Azure DNS provides users with the opportunity to migrate to a more resilient solution. Azure DNS can automatically load balance across multiple zones. & Rdquo;
Microsoft has teamed up with other third-party companies including Men & amp; Mice to integrate Azure DNS into their software management solutions. Today, if you use the solution provided by Men & amp; Mice, you can manage their DNS, DHCP and IPAM configurations and Azure DNS configurations with a simple set of tools.
Men & amp; Mice in the recentBowenSummarizes why it is important to provide Azure DNS support:
The Men & Mice and Azure DNS teams have been working closely with Azure DNS Preview to fully support Azure DNS in the Men & Mice Suite. Users of the Men & amp; Mice suite can now enjoy the high availability, performance, cost, and convenience of the Azure DNS by hosting their domain names on the Azure DNS cloud while providing DNS through the Men & amp; Mice suite , DHCP and IP Address Management Tool (DDI) to continue to have full control over their DNS domain and IP address blocks. & Rdquo;
Like many other Microsoft Azure services, Azure DNS charges through a usage model, instead of up-front or termination fees. Microsoft's usage model is based on the number of Azure-hosted DNS domains and the number of DNS queries received by the Azure DNS service. For more details on the pricing model, please visitlink.
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Knet Weare is a senior enterprise software architect working in the energy sector in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He specializes in cloud services and systems integration such as messaging, enterprise service bus (ESB), and API management. Mr. Weare is a publishing writer, blogger, speaker, in addition to a Microsoft Certified Azure MVP. He holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a computer science degree from the University of Regina. You can follow Kent on Twitter,@wearsy