Azure, is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. It provides a wide range of cloud services, including analytics, storage and networking. You can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications or run existing ones.
Just as other cloud platforms are used for back up, so Azure can be used for data backup and disaster recovery too. Also, some use Azure as an alternative to having their own data centre. So rather than investing in local servers or storage, businesses can choose to run some, or even all of this through using Azure.
How will Azure benefit my business?
With Azure fast becoming the choice cloud infrastructure for many IT professionals, here are a few brief reasons why that’s the case:
1. It’s flexible
Using Azure, you can add more computing power as and when you need it, to meet the changing needs of your business. Then, scale it down when you’re finished. You don’t need to pay for a fixed period either if you don’t want to. This ‘pay as you grow’ approach helps you to respond quickly to changes in customer needs.
2. It’s secure
Data security is important for any business. Azure was designed with security in mind. Being made of numerous different hosting centres around the world, it provides the ability to back up your data to various different locations. This means it’s secure even in the case of a disaster. What’s also great, is that despite the need to always be aware of hackers trying to steal your data, Azure provides the tools to help keep them away.
3. It’s reliable and reputable
We all know that Microsoft is considered one of the most reputable long-standing brands in history. This helps to bring a certain security to any business, large or small that use Azure. In addition, it boasts tech support 24 hour, 7 days a week along with health monitoring.
4. It’s closely integrated with other Microsoft tools
Many businesses are reliant on Microsoft tools such as Office 365, SharePoint and Outlook. This being the case, it makes good sense to invest in a cloud platform that effortlessly integrates with other Microsoft products. To simplify things further, you can use the same virtual machines that are used on-premises, like Windows and Linux.
5. Cost Efficient
In-house devices such as routers, servers and load balancers can end up costing your business hundreds of pounds. Add to that the IT expertise that’s needed to run and maintain the equipment. Azure cuts the costs by tapping into Microsoft’s infrastructure and expertise.
If you’d like to learn more about Azure and how it can make a difference to your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch or click here. Advance Computers can provide all you need to get you started. We’ll work with you to ensure that you are able to adapt quickly to the changing needs of your business and further develop your IT solutions. Call us today on 01904 691 311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.