31 August 2020

Microsoft Azure, the indispensable cloud platform to be competitive

 

Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform that offers cloud computing services and allows all companies to create, deploy, manage and automate processes and solutions that in the past needed investment and installation in local services and infrastructure.

 

During Microsoft Inspire 2020, new priorities and challenges for the near future have emerged, and among them the need to intensify cloud migration processes. Moving business infrastructure to the cloud and relying on cloud computing is the sine qua non to remain competitive in any industry.

Cloud computing is the provision of computing services (servers, storage resources, databases, network, software, analysis and intelligence) through the "cloud network", which ensures rapid innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. The way these services are delivered can be classified in: IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) and SaaS (software as a service): you access a service only when you need it and this significantly reduces the costs that companies traditionally incur for the production, maintenance and management of local infrastructure. The planning is clearer and assessing the need to use other resources for future business will be almost automatic. Migrating to the cloud avoids new hardware investments and simplifies the company's network configuration by relying on the cloud provider's guarantees in terms of reliability and availability of services as well as automatic data backup capabilities.

A company that today still relies on dozens of servers and local services and infrastructures will face a lot of criticalities compared to a company that has embraced the migration to the cloud, especially in terms of professional figures to turn to for the administration of the infrastructure, configuration and updating of every single server and process. Just think how much you can save for full backup of your company's data.

The migration of the content of each server to the cloud not only eliminates the costs of all activities necessary to maintain the infrastructure and acquire new hardware, but makes all activities fully compliant with the protection of privacy and security in compliance with GDPR. When we talk about cloud we necessarily speak of Microsoft Azure, the platform par excellence dedicated to cloud services.

 

Why is Azure so ahead of its competitors?

Mainly because Azure is the only coherent hybrid cloud with extreme scalability, allows access to more geographic areas than any other cloud service provider, ensures maximum productivity for developers and offers more comprehensive coverage for GDPR compliance. What does it mean in a company preparing to implement cloud migration to have Microsoft Azure available? It means leveraging the enormous potential of the cloud in a seamless and secure way and the ability to create, manage and deploy applications on a large global network using preferred tools and frameworks.

With Azure, every company is able to size the resources it needs in a timely manner with total flexibility and scalability and therefore invest only on resources that are truly indispensable at a given time. Microsoft Azure represents a great change compared to the traditional vision of resources organization and business management from many points of view.

Relying on cloud computing and Microsoft Azure will bring countless benefits to your business in terms of:

  • Cost reduction
  • Speed
  • Flexibility and Scalability
  • Productivity
  • Power and responsiveness
  • Reliability
  • Security

 

Danilo Stancato