Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud infrastructure offering PaaS and IaaS services through a global network of datacentres. It’s huge, covering everything from AI, analytics and databases through to networking, storage and backup. With a comprehensive list of global security and compliance standards directly integrated and powerful hybrid compute capabilities allowing you to connect your on-premise servers directly to the power of the cloud, Azure is the platform of choice for organisations large and small.
So what are the benefits of Microsoft Azure?
- On-demand scalability to respond to increased web or data traffic
- High performance compute to process any workload
- Powerful backup and disaster recovery options to keep your business moving
- Increase agility to spin up infrastructure as required
- Enhanced security and proactive monitoring to respond to modern day threats and support compliance (inc. GDPR)
- Powerful hybrid connectivity linking Azure to your datacentre
- Global reach beyond your on-premise datacentres
- Flexible billing so you only pay for what you use
- Futureproof infrastructure with the latest capabilities
Having said that, it can be hard for a lot of organisations to know where to start when it comes to looking at Azure. Here at ElysianIT we focus on what we like to call the ‘traditional’ side of things: