First of all, this article is based on a personal experience and is a snapshot in time. All comments made are based on the experience and what was available at time of writing. We have a client who wants to get rid of its ‘On Prem’ infrastructure and wants to push everything into the Azure Cloud environment, not having to think about maintenance/patching/high availability and so on. You may have noticed that On Prem is written between quotes? The answer why is that the server(s) are already in Azure, but in a IaaS model and is a intermediary step to go into a full blow (Azure) Cloud environment.