We’ve decided to trust Azure with our most important asset: our user data. Heat Seek users count on us to keep their temperature data safe. The courts and local government do too.
Having administered databases on a variety of cloud platforms, our backend engineers are all too aware of exactly how frequently hacking attempts are made on your average server. Even old and unsophisticated ones like SSH brute force attacks are still rampant.
During the Heartbleed scare from 2014, we took notice when Azure’s cloud services were safe when so many others were compromised. Because of that, we decided to host our database backups on Azure servers.
We played around with the Azure portal, and we really happy with how intuitive and user friendly it is. We’re planning on moving other servers to Azure in 2015 as well.