Microsoft Azure

Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help your organization meet its business challenges. Azure gives you the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks.

Microsoft Azure Overview

Microsoft Azure – The Cloud for Business

Microsoft Azure is the fastest-growing Cloud Service in the world. Azure offers hundreds of services within various categories including AI + Machine Learning, Analytics, Blockchain, Containers, Databases, Developer Tools, DevOps, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Management, Media, Microsoft Azure Stack, Migration, Mixed Reality, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, Web, and Windows Virtual Desktop.

Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a cloud computing solution that offers virtualized computing resources which can be accessed over the Internet. IaaS being a pay-as-you-go infrastructure platform can quickly scale resources up or down to match demand, so you only pay for the services and infrastructure you use. It helps you avoid the expenses and the need for a team to handle the complex buying and managing efforts for your physical servers and other data center infrastructure. Each resource and service is offered as a separate offering in the Platform, and the system automatically assigns you the resources that you need.

Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS) enables your organization to connect to cloud-based applications and use them over the Internet. Some popular cloud-based services are Outlook email, calendaring and office essentials suite (such as Microsoft Office 365). Microsoft Azure SaaS services give you access to complete software solutions which you purchase as user licenses on a pay-as-you-go subscription from a Microsoft partner. You subscribe a software for your team, and your users connect to it over the Internet, usually with a web browser. All of the underlying app software, app data, middleware and infrastructure are located in the Azure cloud’s data centers.

Azure Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS) enables your organization to connect to cloud-based applications and use them over the Internet. Some popular cloud-based services are Outlook email, calendaring and office essentials suite (such as Microsoft Office 365). Microsoft Azure SaaS services give you access to complete software solutions which you purchase as user licenses on a pay-as-you-go subscription from a Microsoft partner. You subscribe a software for your team, and your users connect to it over the Internet, usually with a web browser. All of the underlying app software, app data, middleware and infrastructure are located in the Azure cloud’s data centers.

Why to Choose Azure For Your Enterprise?

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Compared to any other cloud service provider, Microsoft has a vast global footprint. Larger number of data centers located across the globe ensures greater redundancy. High availability of Azure cloud storage facilities makes it easier for businesses to migrate their data and applications where they want it to be. This global expansion of Microsoft cloud platform makes it possible to offer a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.95% for its customers.

Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is an industry leading security process on which Azure has been designed. It comprises security at its core and private data & services stay safe and secure on Azure Cloud. Microsoft Azure offers the best compliance coverage of over 50 compliance offerings and is the most trusted cloud platform by many institutions. Also, it is the first to embrace the new international standard for Cloud privacy, ISO 27018. Thus, Microsoft guarantees the best in terms of safety for all operations and data on the Azure Cloud.

Scalability is a crucial attribute of a cloud service provider and Azure is no exception. Flexible structure of Azure makes it easy to scale up the data storage capabilities dynamically. Moreover, performance-efficient storage services in Azure cloud helps businesses to integrate data and processes at cloud scale. Businesses can also take advantage of machine learning functionality, cognitive services, data processing capabilities and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to develop, test and launch new web applications.

Microsoft Azure offers a pay-as-you go payment plan that allows businesses to manage their budgets efficiently by only paying for the services they have used in each billing cycle. Before migrating to the cloud, enterprises need to spend money on hardware and maintenance burdens which amount to major payroll overhead. With the customer applications and internal apps launched in the cloud, it cuts down the IT administration costs by head-turning percentages.

The only cloud platform that offers the Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), Bots, Cognitive APIs, and Machine Learning, is Microsoft Azure. Blockchain has captured the attention of many modern businesses and also in the ecosphere of technology. It streamlines the business processes and makes the transactions secure by verifying them, thus mitigating the chances of fraudulence. A number of participating entities are linked within the blockchain value and blockchain data is distributed in replicas making the data more secure. The records for each transaction are kept in the blockchain safely as they are immutable. Microsoft Azure PaaS offers tools and building blocks that are necessary to build and deploy new cloud services. It helps build DevOps connections that are needed to monitor, manage, and fine-tune the apps on a continuous basis.

Azure offers secure IAM capabilities with Azure Active Directory service to enable right users to access the right information. With Azure, Enterprises can adopt mature IAM capabilities to reduce identity management costs and become more agile, thus supporting innovative business initiatives.

Other public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform also provide similar capabilities like Microsoft Azure. However, with the sheer speed that Microsoft is launching new components in Azure, it is apparent that it is scored higher in the marketplace. Trusted Microsoft partners such as Saviant are helping enterprises build scalable & secure cloud native applications by taking full advantage of Azure platform.

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