Microsoft Azure has made massive strides as a market leader in recent times.
For those who don’t know, understand or believe it, here is our take on “When do I need to use Microsoft Azure?”
There are many different types of businesses who have started using Azure as the alternative to running their own data centers.
These businesses thought that instead of investing more money in their local storage and servers, it will be effective to run all of their business applications in Azure.
One of the main reasons for this recent development is Microsoft Azure has an ever-expanding set of cloud services that can help any organisation meeting its technology challenges related to running a modern business.
If you are looking for elasticity and scalability, Azure is something you need.
In addition, it provides quantifiable services which include analytics, databases, mobile apps, storage, networking and more.
What services can I replace with Azure
Read on for more of an explanation of how you can use Azure to replace some of the services you may use every day.
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Run your Business on Azure
If you have servers still running on your business premises it might be time to look at an upgrade.
No, it probably is time for an upgrade.
Azure has the capabilities for us to help you to rebuild your servers in the cloud.
This upgrade comes with all of the major technology advancements and also, you have to think about all of the extra security advancements that come with the upgrade too.
Purposely built for you to suit your business needs.
Development on Azure
This may not be for all, but if your business has its own apps, we can help you use Azure as a platform for building and deployment for these.
It’s possible write code and then the virtual machines do the execution of rules of the application using Windows Server.
With the cloud services, your applications will run on virtual machines as Azure installs the operating system and continuously updates it for you.
You can use the Azure cloud services for the creation of different roles for users if needed, making it easy for scaling up and down to accommodate increase or decrease of users if your team grows.
Websites on Azure
You can use Azure as a platform for the creating and hosting of websites and also web applications.
The website section supports several development tools and content management systems.
Azure also can provide a cost-effective way of hosting by making the sites scalable for peak times, without putting the requirement of upgrading your on-site servers.
This means hosting websites on Azure allows you to use the benefits of auto scaling, which can accommodate spikes in traffic accordingly.
It also means that you only have to pay for the data and capacity being used by you, so it can save you money.
Mobile Services for Azure
Just like cloud services, Azure’s mobile services provide the tools for creation and deployment of mobile applications.
The information is accessed by the application which is stored on a back-end database.
What Advantages does Azure give you?
Here are three primary advantages you can get from using cloud platforms and the infrastructure of Azure, as opposed to having your on-site machines.
Get Faster Development
Everyone knows that purchasing or updating of new servers, the configuration and also the integration into existing environments can be a costly and a very time consuming process.
Azure provides significant assistance in these instances.
No more onsite servers or storage of data.
Everything you do will be through Azure.
Once Azure is setup properly, the time and cost savings for your business are great and can effect so many different areas of your business.
The demands on your system can be change and vary throughout a year, even monthly during times of growth.
The scaling of your own servers meant provisioning and purchasing of them for the accommodation of growth and then once the servers are in place, if you had to scale back for any reason, you still had to maintain them.
These days are gone.
With Azure if you plan for growth during certain periods, it can grow with you.
If your business becomes more streamlined or if you need to scale back a little, this becomes a lot easier using Azure Cloud Services and of course getting us to set it up.
Easier Maintenance and Backups
It’s evident that on-site servers require heavy maintenance in terms of climate control, backups, disaster recovery, electricity and also more importantly, security.
So all of this can cost your business money and time. With your new Azure cloud services, it can free up your staff, take up less space, cost you less over time and more.
Changing over to Azure can help with increasing your profitability while improving the effectiveness of the services you use every day.
Doesn’t it make sense to have a fixed monthly cost rather than running the gauntlet and not knowing what you are in for this month in regards to your technology costs?
If your IT costs are blowing out, give us a call on 07 5526 0278 today and we can run through your needs and wants with you.
For Better Global Reach
Private data centres can often bring great difficulties in the achievement of capabilities.
Azure brings an unfair advantage as it can quickly adapt according to your performance requirements and utilisation of resources.
Also, from the perspective of people who work around the country (even the world), it brings to you a great working experience which is independent of your location.
This means if you still have a server in your business and log into it, the further you are away from it the slower it will be.
With Azure, no matter where you are, as long as you have great internet, the experience and speed of deployment will be the same.
Makes sense doesn’t it? All your business data available to you, at speed for a fixed cost to your business each month.
Improve Business Agility
Your business can undergo quicker development and facilitate growth easily when you’re using Azure.
In today’s business battlefield, if you have the ability to expand and contract as needed and when demand requires it you will have the upper hand over your business opposition.
The benefits for your business that comes from being nimble and agile far outweigh the old tired way of using technology.
Adapt, reconfigure and push on. With Azure’s abilities combined with our knowledge you can take your business anywhere you want to quickly and easily.
Boost Management and Security
Azure has the capabilities for identifying and responding to the security threats within the cloud.
So you know your data is safe and constantly being monitored 24/7. This means you aren’t continually having to worry about threats to your own bricks and mortar servers.
In case you didn’t know or hadn’t realised, Azure is backed by one of the biggest names in modern technology, Microsoft.
So we can provide you with the same enterprise platform that’s available for Office 365, Skype, Bing, Xbox and more.
This also means we have tech support completely round the clock giving you peace of mind that if something goes wrong at any point in time, we can help or we can escalate if needed so to minimize any down time.
When do you need Azure for your business? Now!
You can use Azure for its amazing data storage, recovery plans and efficient backup options.
Also Azure (combined with Greendata’s services) can save your business a lot of money in the long run by allowing you to lock in fixed monthly pricing.
Here at Greendata our team wants to ensure that your business is on the right technology pathway, while also giving you the flexibility to adapt and grow as well.
All of this above is designed to save you time and money so you can be more efficient with both, when and where you need it.
We are here to help you no matter what the situation or even if you have a current provider of services.