In our Microsoft Azure Services overview, you’ll learn about how this powerful cloud platform can help your business become more agile in an increasingly competitive world. The cloud may seem overwhelming, but with the help of a Microsoft Gold Partner, the transition to Microsoft Azure is easy and efficient.
Take a look at why many businesses are not only moving to the cloud but are also choosing Microsoft Azure over other cloud giants like Google and Amazon. You’ll learn the details about the features and benefits of this versatile cloud platform.
What is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that houses more than 200 products and cloud services. These products and services cover a wide range of functionalities, from building apps for your business to managing all of your data. The flexibility of Azure has turned the platform into a popular choice among businesses of all sizes.
Azure can be used either on-premises, remotely, or as a combination of both. It also supports multiple clouds for increased flexibility. The cost of Azure depends on what your business needs. You choose the tools and frameworks that you want to use in your Azure, and your cost will reflect your choices.
Azure doesn’t just help you transition to a cloud environment; it helps you modernize your cloud. Above all else, Azure services enable growth, making it easy for your business to adopt new tools or even to scale, because of the cloud’s flexibility.
Azure Services Overview: Benefits
While there are a wide variety of reasons to choose Azure, these three stand out among the rest. Azure empowers remote work, is attractive to employees and provides better security.
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Empowers Remote Work
With Azure, you’ll be able to securely connect your employees to all the resources they need. Azure is available in 55 regions worldwide, including 140 countries.
Attractive to Employees
Remote work has turned into a highly attractive option for many employees who are seeking a better work-life balance. Azure makes remote collaboration both easy and secure.
Azure also provides the opportunity for your IT employees to build, deploy, and manage their own custom web apps. With a variety of choices including .NET, Python, Java, and Kubernetes, along with many others, employees on your IT team will have the flexibility they need to help your business meet its goals.
Provides Better Security
With a team of over 3,500 cybersecurity experts worldwide driven by Microsoft; Azure is committed to providing the highest level of defense. Azure provides a multi-layered security model that protects physical data centers. Their cybersecurity experts will actively monitor infrastructure and operations.
Azure offers built-in controls and services for identity, data, networking and apps. You have the option to sign up for Microsoft Defender for Cloud, which provides both continuous protection and deeper insights about the activity in your cloud.
There are a wide variety of other related products and services, such as Azure Information Protection, Key Vault, Application Gateway and more.
Empowering remote work, appealing to employees, and providing better security are three of the key benefits of Azure. You can also take a look at what Microsoft has to say about why Azure is a better option than Amazon Web Services.
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Azure Services Overview: Features
Azure offers many features ranging from backup and disaster recovery to storage and analytics, and much more, including specific features related to:
- Application development
- Cloud migration and modernization
- Hybrid cloud and infrastructure
- Internet of Things
- Security and governance
- Industry solutions for financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, energy, media and entertainment, and space
Security and governance are important areas for many organizations. At the same time, compliance regulations are nearly always changing. Azure services include comprehensive compliance tools, including Azure confidential computing, which empower many organizations to meet ever-changing compliance regulations.
You may be wondering how much you’ll be paying for these features. The answer depends on several different factors. Take a look at our three tips for estimating your costs in Azure.
How Azure Can Help if You Outsource Your IT
There’s no doubt about it: third-party cybersecurity makes your life easier. When you outsource your IT, you can save money, address vulnerabilities strategically, and know that you have a rapid response cybersecurity team on deck if you need them. By partnering with Nortec, you’ll be working with a Microsoft Gold Partner that has the expertise to leverage Azure to your business’ best advantage.
According to Microsoft, 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on Azure. Both large and small companies, including Audi, Carlsberg Group, Rackspace, and Orica, rely on the platform. Azure invests $1 billion a year in security to protect their customers’ data from cyberthreats.
Nortec is Your Certified Microsoft Gold Partner
Azure offers scalable pricing options, baked in security and compliance tools, and 99.9% data availability, which is guaranteed by Microsoft. Our team at Nortec can help you decide which Azure support plan is right for your business.
Nortec helps businesses of all sizes harness this powerful, flexible cloud platform. In addition to our advanced specialization in Cloud Migration and Management, we’ve been awarded multiple gold and silver competency designations by Microsoft for cloud solutions, proving our depth of knowledge, ability to deliver excellence to clients and our capacity to meet stringent performance goals. More importantly, we’ve helped dozens of businesses get more from the Microsoft cloud.