Here’s why more companies are making a move to adopting Microsoft Azure:
Ability To Dig Into Big Data
The selection of Azure by business is driven most importantly by its efficiency at handling ‘Big Data’. This allows businesses a highly scalable and robust platform to store, manage, analyze and monitor data. Using business analytics solutions, such as demand forecasting and inventory optimization, businesses can focus on finding the real value in the data.
Truly Consistent Hybrid Capabilities
Microsoft offers an end-to-end, hybrid data infrastructure to its users on their own terms. Azure’s hybrid approach to cloud helps businesses overcome complexity and optimize existing assets. Azure provides hybrid consistency in application development, management and security, identity management and across the data platform. The ability to support more than one “as a Service” architecture is something companies look forward to.
Simplified IT Infrastructure Management
Azure has the best Infrastructure-as-a-Service , where it enables companies to outsource their cloud computing infrastructure and pay for only for what they use. In IaaS, everything from hardware upgrades to security updates is taken care of by the cloud provider and the price for this service is included in the IaaS subscription the company pays. This also gives small and mid-sized companies the flexibility in the context of how much they pay and when.
Fully Integrated Delivery Pipeline
From an enterprise perspective, Azure benefits go beyond mere storage. Azure offers a unified delivery pipeline, source control, unit testing, integration testing, delivery, go live tools. With Azure, companies experience great continuity and reduced risk of integration failure as all tools are available under one authority.
Companies That Value Security Trust Azure
One of the biggest concerns of companies moving to the cloud is the security. Taking into account the fact that companies adopt cloud computing only if they are confident about the provider’s cloud security measures, Microsoft has designed Azure keeping security in mind. Azure focuses on the three key areas of cloud security: encryption, design and operational security, and identity and access management.
Unlike other organizations that have single servers or multiple servers, if that server fails or goes down, the complete process is down. Microsoft Azure offers high availability and redundancy in data not only locally, but across the globe.
Azure High Scalability leads to Cost-Effectiveness
Microsoft Azure’s scalable architecture allows for the flexibility to scale up or down your IT resources depending on the workload demands. And, depending on the service that a company chooses, the company can even do so without the downtime. Moreover, the pay-as-you-go model enables companies to save all the upfront expenses of procuring new hardware, a new space and manpower to stand up new servers. Azure is designed to grow businesses, minimizing upfront costs and high maintenance fees, which seem pretty attractive for small and mid-sized businesses.
Microsoft backing migration to Azure with new tools
To help companies use a hybrid cloud approach and to help them migrate smoothly to its cloud platform, Microsoft has launched a number of tools and resources. An important one among these is the new Cloud Migration Assessment Service.