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Using Mirror121 with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular cloud services in the world, offering everything from virtual machines to SQL servers to managed disks. Mirror121 is a smart replication tool for Salesforce. But what a lot of potential Mirror121 users may not know is that Mirror121 can be easily set up on Microsoft Azure, which offers customers a powerful and flexible set of solutions in the cloud.

We’re seeing growing interest in Microsoft Azure as a solution for Mirror121, and there are a number of reasons for this. Microsoft Azure offers a number of business advantages, including flexibility and cost-effectiveness, and Azure’s pay-as-you-consume model allows businesses to scale their usage as needed. Its compliance with various regulations is also an advantage, especially for the legal or finance sectors, because Microsoft is proactive at making sure its solutions are compliant with the given country’s regulations.

Microsoft Azure offers ready-to-use virtual machines running either Windows Server or Linux, which means it’s very easy to install Mirror121 because it’s written in Java. This means the installation process for Mirror121 on a virtual machine on Azure is exactly the same as it is on a physical machine at a company’s IT facility. The process of installing the Mirror121 software itself on an Azure virtual machine takes a matter of minutes.

What can take longer is data transformation, because the database fields come from Mirror121 unmapped to other applications, and this work varies depending on what is required. The only thing administrators need to do differently during Azure setup is to turn on an SSL connection between Mirror121 and the database.

The other part of a Mirror121 installation on Azure is the database server. Here there are three options that may be useful: Azure Database for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server on a virtual machine, or Azure SQL database. The key is to provide flexibility and power, and to best address the needs of database administrators.

Azure also makes it easy to use business intelligence solutions such as PowerBI Embedded in its cloud on a ready-made basis, which makes it very attractive for organizations seeking both speed and flexibility.

Reporting and business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Qlik can be used on Azure, either on a virtual machine or as a ready-made cloud app. Tableau, for example, provides extensive documentation on how to set up a Tableau Server on Azure, and Qlik has good documentation as well. When combined with Salesforce data that is replicated to an SQL database in the Azure cloud by Mirror121, a powerful solution can be quickly and reliably deployed.

It’s possible to have an entire business intelligence solution powered by Mirror121 run entirely on Microsoft Azure, and that gives companies a lot of flexibility and power, with the quality IT professionals require.

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