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What is the Microsoft Azure Cloud?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform for IT infrastructure, data storage, high performance computing, disaster recovery, and hosting your custom applications. Since its inception it has grown substantially becoming an industry standard for its efficient and secure operation. Azure Cloud allows you to choose either an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) or a PaaS (Platform as a Service) depending on your business needs.

Azure has quickly become the go to for industry leaders looking for a hybrid or fully cloud based solution. Azure is utilized by startup companies as well as Fortune 500 companies. In fact, Azure is used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies. Switching to the cloud saves you on upfront hardware costs because you only pay for the services and resources you need. This allows your business to tailor everything to its specific requirements. Compared to purchasing and maintaining your own IT infrastructure, cloud-based solutions offer an ease of use many businesses crave today.

Without needing to invest in enterprise-level IT, small to medium-sized companies, including those in emerging markets, now gain access to affordable and secure enterprise-level cloud services

Azure global infrastructure

Achieve global reach and the local presence you need

Go beyond the limits of your on-premises data centre using the scalable, trusted and reliable Microsoft Cloud. Transform your business and reduce costs with an energy-efficient infrastructure spanning more than 100 highly secure facilities worldwide, linked by one of the largest networks on earth.

Azure VMs allows scalability on demand, without any need for businesses to add physical resources like hardware and more space. For example, you can virtually customise your machine to add an additional RAM and CPU for better processing time.

Azure allows users to run these VMs in the Azure Infrastructure Services public cloud, but the businesses that are using Hybrid IT model, that is a blend of cloud and on-premise computing, can also connect the virtual machines with their on-premises network. save space and cost on additional hardware and physical machines.

Microsoft Azure protects your assets through a strict methodology to offer maximum security, privacy, compliance in cloud.

Backup On-premises – Back up files, folders and system state

Backup Azure VMs – Back up entire Windows/Linux VMs (using backup extensions) or back up files, folders, and system state

Disaster Recovery Plans

Many Businesses Don’t Have Disaster Recovery Plans

Data from Claims Journal shows that 75 percent of businesses lack a disaster recovery plan, or a set of steps to help them resume critical operations as soon as possible after a disaster. Without a backup recovery plan in place, businesses can stand to lose thousands

Scale globally

Reach more locations, faster, with the performance and reliability of a vast global infrastructure.

Safeguard data

Rely on industry-leading data security in the region and across our network.

Promote sustainability

Help build a clean-energy future and accelerate progress towards your sustainability goals.

Here are 5 reasons why you should choose Azure for your next cloud-hosted project:

Azure allows users to migrate a complete solution to the cloud with ease. This would be really useful when first moving to Azure, saving you time, money and effort running into complex issues and not quite knowing what to do.
Security should really be number one on your list of requirements for a cloud-based service. Luckily, Azure is one of the most secure platforms on the planet. Microsoft detects a whopping 1.5 million attempts a day to compromise its systems. We aren’t just fending off those attacks - we’re also learning from them in order to provide the best and most up to date security system to every Azure customer. You also have the ability to back up your data in different locations around the globe to ensure that if something were to happen to one of the datacentres, your project is safe and backed up in another datacentre.
Being able to access your project at any time (looking at you, late night developers!) is vital for a cloud based service, especially if you have multiple teams working on the same project in different time zones for example. Azure uses ready-to-use failovers* and load balancers** to ensure that your project is always up and running. * - Failover: a procedure where a system automatically transfers control to a duplicate system when there is a fault or failure detected. ** - Load balancing: a technique of distributing requests over a network when a server is maxing out the CPU or disk or database IO rate. The objective of load balancing is optimising resource use and minimising response time, thereby avoiding overburden of any one of the resources. If you'd like to see the status of Azure, click here to see lot's of green ticks!
As previously mentioned, scalability is going to be an issue if you have a sudden influx of traffic, or if you predict a large amount of traffic and you in fact have much less. With Azure you can simply add or remove more computing power as and when you need it. It really is that simple. Azure will also keep track of the traffic associated with your solution/project and can automatically adjust to meet your needs if you’d like it to do that. Not to mention that this can save you money! Imagine a sports stadium that holds 30,000 people, and the average crowd is 23,000. But this year, the team that uses it has been winning every game and tickets keep selling out! Would you build a bigger stadium, perhaps to a 40,000 capacity? What happens if the team starts losing and attendance drops back down to 23,000? If it was an Azure stadium, you could add and remove seats as and when you please! For more information on Azure's scalability, click here
The data that you receive from the use of your solution will all be tracked in Azure, and there’s no better way of visualising this data than with Power BI. Using Power BI you could learn how much the average spend on your store could be, how much time someone is spending watching your videos or even how many blogs your visitors are reading and then use this to your advantage by. With Azure and Power BI, you’ll be able to make the best decisions based on the data you’re provided with.



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