We are happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Azure service resiliency guidance page. We created this page because our customers have asked us for clear guidance on what to do when they experienced a service disruption. Since a service disruption can be localized (perhaps an issue on a specific host or even code within a virtual machine) or more general (impacting any number of machines within a region) it is important to understand both the scope of the impact and what you can do if you are experiencing such an event.
***** NOTE: take a look at this video, while not Azure Gov specific, it goes into much more depth on this topic: https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/SAIIK-SQL-Server-on-Azure-IaaS-Implementation-Kit/SAIIK-PaaS-vs-IaaS
I get asked this question frequently by customers. Figured I would share my thoughts on the topic with you guys,