Microsoft Azure South Africa

Ho3n3r

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#2
Saw that as well. Was just wondering how easily we can migrate from Europe to here on pay-as-you-go. AFAIK, you can only do that if you're on premium.
 

Hellhound105

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LoL and here I was, create a new resource group - South Efrica North - Ok move all resources to new group.......done........Resources themselves still in North Europe

:(

I`m a bit slow yes.....nothing is easy
 

-TachyonRSA

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#4
Can any of you create a load balancer that is in the SA North region? I am not getting the region popping up at all.
 

russellO

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I tried a few services and SA wasn't available. Storage Accounts only allowed SA North. So I think only some services aren't updated/not allowed in SA yet. Limited offering it seems.
 

irBosOtter

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I'ts been live for a while with only a select few companies that had early access, looks like now available to the masses in SA
 

irBosOtter

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I tried a few services and SA wasn't available. Storage Accounts only allowed SA North. So I think only some services aren't updated/not allowed in SA yet. Limited offering it seems.
Seems only the early access companies has access to everything
 

russellO

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This morning there are a lot more services that are available to SA North and SA West regions. e.g. SQL Databases and Elastic pools.

The calculator doesn't show pricing for SA regions yet - you can select them but it just says pricing not available. Trying to figure out if it is any cheaper hosting services in SA compared to EU.
 

websquadza

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More Impressive are the speeds you can get on Azure now:
4 Parallel connections:

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 391 MBytes 328 Mbits/sec 221 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 388 MBytes 325 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 6] 0.00-10.00 sec 224 MBytes 188 Mbits/sec 77 sender
[ 6] 0.00-10.00 sec 223 MBytes 187 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 8] 0.00-10.00 sec 290 MBytes 243 Mbits/sec 124 sender
[ 8] 0.00-10.00 sec 288 MBytes 242 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 10] 0.00-10.00 sec 219 MBytes 183 Mbits/sec 118 sender
[ 10] 0.00-10.00 sec 218 MBytes 183 Mbits/sec receiver
[SUM] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.10 GBytes 942 Mbits/sec 540 sender
[SUM] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.09 GBytes 936 Mbits/sec receiver


At 5ms and with ExpressRoute, that's 1 Gbps private enterprise cloud availability in SA!
 

irBosOtter

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More Impressive are the speeds you can get on Azure now:
4 Parallel connections:

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 391 MBytes 328 Mbits/sec 221 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 388 MBytes 325 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 6] 0.00-10.00 sec 224 MBytes 188 Mbits/sec 77 sender
[ 6] 0.00-10.00 sec 223 MBytes 187 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 8] 0.00-10.00 sec 290 MBytes 243 Mbits/sec 124 sender
[ 8] 0.00-10.00 sec 288 MBytes 242 Mbits/sec receiver
[ 10] 0.00-10.00 sec 219 MBytes 183 Mbits/sec 118 sender
[ 10] 0.00-10.00 sec 218 MBytes 183 Mbits/sec receiver
[SUM] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.10 GBytes 942 Mbits/sec 540 sender
[SUM] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.09 GBytes 936 Mbits/sec receiver


At 5ms and with ExpressRoute, that's 1 Gbps private enterprise cloud availability in SA!
You don't need ExpressRoute (that costs a fortune) now that it is in SA....
 

Dr@g0nic

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#12
Saw that as well. Was just wondering how easily we can migrate from Europe to here on pay-as-you-go. AFAIK, you can only do that if you're on premium.
This is what I am really after. I have set up a Vnet and multiple VMs with a S2S VPN to my Office in CPT, would like to not recreate the entire thing.
 

Asha'man X

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#14
This morning there are a lot more services that are available to SA North and SA West regions. e.g. SQL Databases and Elastic pools.

The calculator doesn't show pricing for SA regions yet - you can select them but it just says pricing not available. Trying to figure out if it is any cheaper hosting services in SA compared to EU.
It will be most useful to see the calculator prices for Azure Backup, as having the ability to backup our school's backup NAS to the cloud would be awesome. 2 points of redundancy is perfect for our needs. Hope the calculator gets updated soon to include SA pricing. Maybe a few more weeks while they bring all the stuff online and update docs etc?
 

Johnatan56

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It will be most useful to see the calculator prices for Azure Backup, as having the ability to backup our school's backup NAS to the cloud would be awesome. 2 points of redundancy is perfect for our needs. Hope the calculator gets updated soon to include SA pricing. Maybe a few more weeks while they bring all the stuff online and update docs etc?
Under 1TB? Or 1TB/User? https://products.office.com/en-us/academic/compare-office-365-education-plans free for education.
 

websquadza

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#16
You don't need ExpressRoute (that costs a fortune) now that it is in SA....
If you're looking for a private VLAN to not expose your services to the public, it's always an option. Otherwise yes, no ExpressRoute required. I think we'll see a huge reduction in costs on ExpressRoute once pricing launches for SA only access. Fingers crossed.
 
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If you're looking for a private VLAN to not expose your services to the public, it's always an option. Otherwise yes, no ExpressRoute required. I think we'll see a huge reduction in costs on ExpressRoute once pricing launches for SA only access. Fingers crossed.
You always create a IPSEC VPN between on prem and cloud, who would ever expose their services to the world?
 
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