4 hours ago, TexasToast wrote
You can run business/commercial accounts at home. Datacenters are nothing but a rack, power supply, and some redundant Ethernet hookups. I run servers at home, they have power backup, and at home business internet.
Does Azure give you full custom DNS access and custom IP filtering?
azure does a whole bunch of crazy things that I have only scratched the surface of.
they can for example let you have one public facing IP / DNS that can route over the private network to multiple servers at the same time or in failover.
all of the azure servers are really VM images stored in a SAN so you can spin up more servers as needed.
they support custom VM's where you handle the OS and all the software or standard VM's where they patch the OS and all you do is put your app on it.
you can RDP into the VM to debug problems if you need to.
you can have a corp network vpn bridge to the azure cloud and create a custom multi site network.
azure does not do the actual DNS they leave that up to you to get the domain name and configure but they will allocate addresses that you can use for the dns records.