Microsoft Azure Offers Plenty of Cloud Capabilities
Cloud computing has firmly established itself as the option that businesses will ultimately need to adopt in order to remain competitively efficient. For these kinds of services, a small to medium-sized business should take Microsoft Azure into serious consideration.
Why Microsoft Azure?
In short, Microsoft Azure adapts very well to your particular needs. It can be used as a cloud storage solution, help you to deploy your business-critical applications as necessary, and can even open your business to the use of virtual machines.
Regardless of industry, Azure offers considerable benefits to any business that leverages it - including the ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies that leverage its capabilities in one way or another.
How Can My Business Leverage Azure?
It all depends on the needs that your business has - whether you’re looking for an Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and/or a Software as a Service solution, Azure can cover a wide variety of services and requirements. Of course, you also have the option to host your organization’s applications on the Azure platform.
Azure billing it based on resource utilization, so you are only charged for the resources that you use as you need them. While this cost structure may seem high initially, once you calculate the true cost (space, power, cooling, hardware, and support costs) of your current infrastructure, the costs start to look like a bargain.
Once your applications are hosted on Azure it can be used to support your backup and disaster recovery plan. By keeping three separate copies in their data center, and another three in another, remote data center, your data is ensured to be safe.
Azure can also give you more administrative capabilities over your Active Directory - a Microsoft solution that allows you to manage the devices on your network - allowing you greater control over the solutions your employees use. You can even implement multi-factor authentication through Azure - giving your security a welcome boost.
Beyond what we have mentioned, there is a huge library of Azure capabilities, waiting for your business to embrace them. Automation Concepts & Technologies can help. Reach out to us to learn more by calling (508) 622-5100.