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best practices-small buisness

Hi, I’m new to Azure, we are accounting firm, planning to move accounting software to azure. the data won't more than 50 GB a month. 8 employees will access the software from home

as business owner, what is the best practices in Azure to prevent losing the data (backup, replication etc.) and can I set a permission scheme to the employees?

what is the best practices to keep my bill low, type of storage, disk, download, uploaded etc.?

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Hello SadiqhAhmed
Thanks for your reply.

the accounting SW is installed on a machine accessed by the employees. and yes scenario 1 is the right setup in our case.
my concern is mainly about how can I protect company data from loss? like I don't want company accountants to delete files, share files ules with outsiders, or modify accounting files. is this possible via RBAC?

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If you are planning for a cloud only set up like mentioned in scenario #1 then you can follow the suggestions provided. Yes, you can restrict access to your employees with RBAC. Read more about RBAC here - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/overview

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SadiqhAhmed-MSFT answered

Hello @Adel-9174 Welcome to Microsoft Q&A community forum!

Thank you for choosing Microsoft Azure. I learnt from the details you shared in the post that you are an accounting firm with 8 employees using accounting software and planning to move the software to Azure.

Before I suggest the possible for your requirement I would like to know, Is the accounting software installed on a machine and that machine is accessed by 8 employees to use the software?

Scenario #1 - If it is just a software installed on a machine, then you don't have move the machine to Azure. Instead, you can host a VM in Azure and install the software on that VM and grant access to 8 employees by assigning them RBAC roles.

Scenario #2 - If it is a server where the software is installed and you want to move completely from on-premise to Azure, you can leverage Azure Migrate - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/migrate-tutorial-on-premises-azure?msclkid=a63c5048cf9511ec9f953f82afd7869e

Scenario #3 - If you are planning to set up business continuity disaster recovery (BCDR), then the best option would be to use Azure Site Recovery - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/site-recovery-overview

For optimizing cost on Azure, you can refer to the guide here - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/cost-mgt-best-practices

Hope this helps. Happy to assist further!




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