Wondering what Azure is? We can only tell you that Azure can be anything you want it to be. Azure is a Microsoft open and flexible cloud platform that includes a wide range of different services through which you can quickly build, develop, and manage applications in the global network located in the Microsoft Data Center without focusing on infrastructure. By using the tools, you can create applications for almost any purpose you can imagine, and you can integrate public cloud applications into your existing IT environment. You have the option to switch completely to the cloud or choose a hybrid approach where you can gradually switch from on-premises to cloud. In that case, Microsoft gives you synchronization tools to bridge the on-premises and Azure.
The fastest way to create change
In terms of deployment, operations and scalability speed, Microsoft Azure is far ahead of the on-premises solution. If you want to expand your operations, team or your workload, Azure is the easiest and fastest way to adopt a new thing. It allows automatic updating of services and operating systems and load distribution mechanisms, without interrupting your services.
With Azure, you can easier than ever make and globally develop applications that are compatible on all popular web and portable systems through the available Azure WebApps on the Azure Marketplace.
Azure VMs (Virtual Machines) allow you to create your own customized virtual machines in just a few seconds by defining the operating system, language, and workload. In this way, you can test, develop, and get feedback on working on different virtual machines very quickly, which allows you to work agile. Your team gets more flexibility to work with their machines.
With Azure Active Directory (AD) being a multi-tenant, cloud-based directory and identity management service, IT administrators can provide employees with single sign-on (SSO) access to multiple cloud SaaS applications such as Office 365, SharePoint, etc. In addition, it provides a wide range of identity management services, which include device registration, multifactor authentication, role-based access control, role-based access control, and application usage monitoring. Thus, companies can maintain control over processes and ensure cloud-based applications and their use.
Azure provides monitored SQL relational databases, from one to an unlimited number, saving you the cost of components, software, and the need for in-house expertise.
An add-on service available under Azure, Visual Studio team services offers full use of ALM (an alternative lifecycle management algorithm) in Microsoft’s cloud. Developers can detect and track code changes, perform load testing, and deliver production applications working together in Azure around the world.
With high scalability and an efficient billing method, you can store your data, which you often access with great savings, and thus build a secure and cost-effective storage plan in Microsoft Azure.
With Azure, you no longer need to invest in new machines, infrastructure, or replace outdated servers. You also lose the cost of hosting, maintaining, and cooling the infrastructure and servers. As the Azure offer is flexible which means that you pay according to your needs and that you can extend your subscription whenever you need it, without the cost of hardware problems, the savings are evident.
Many organizations still stick to the on-premises because they believe that local data hosting is better and more secure than storing data on the cloud. However, this is just a myth. Azure services (such as Active Directory) have superior protection for their data, which further eliminates the risk of physical protection of the on-premises server.
Quick and easy support
One Click Server
Create a Linux or Windows virtual machine in seconds. With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) provide you with virtualization flexibility for a wide range of computing solutions – development and testing, application launch and data center expansion. Open source software is free to configure in the way you need it, and you only pay for what you use…
One Click Back-up
Azure BackUp allows you to keep your data safe in both Azure and on-premises. BackUp supports VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines running on Linux and Windows, as well as physical machines such as Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and more.
As a pay-as-you-go service, BackUp provides the flexibility to choose the data you want to protect, as long as you want to protect it. BackUp is designed to be cost effective whether you are interested in short-term or long-term retention. You can also restore virtual machines or individual files and files to Azure or on-premises – as needed, for free.
One Click Disaster Recovery
In an environment where even the slightest downtime can put you at a competitive disadvantage, you should have a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery for all of your major IT systems – at no secondary infrastructure cost. Achieve recovery point objective RPO and recovery time objective RTO for every major system in your organization – easily and economically. Eliminate the problems and costs of secondary data centers, i.e. jump into almost infinite capacity with a data recovery cloud solution designed for the needs of the organization.