Microsoft Azure is a cloud offering that’s gained enormous popularity among businesses. In a recent article in Forbes, Microsoft reported its commercial-cloud revenue jumped to a whopping $6.0 billion with Microsoft Azure Q1 2018 revenue soaring 93%.
As we look toward the new financial year, SNP has put together a list of top 10 reasons why organizations are moving to the cloud.
1. Agility & Scalability: Business growth is often unpredictable. For your IT platforms to provide the most value, they must grow and scale as your business does. Azure excels at these traits, allowing you to build applications as a cluster that allocates a web application to a specific set of processes. With applications being distributed across multiple servers, they won’t run out of server capacity. SNP has migrated 70+ enterprises to the Cloud giving our clients more flexibility and the ability to quickly scale their IT resources as their business needs evolve.
2. Speed: Azure’s speed of deployment, operation, scalability, and functionality can’t be matched by on-premises solutions, and few cloud providers can match their robust performance, tools, and services.
3. Global Data Centers: For organizations with employees located in several countries, having local data centers to improve speed and uptime are important selling points of a cloud infrastructure provider. Azure is backed up by Microsoft’s growing number of global managed data centers, including 54 Azure regions, availability in 140 countries, and up to 1.6 Pbps in bandwidth per region.
4.Secure: Using the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle, a software development process used and proposed by Microsoft to reduce software maintenance costs and increase the reliability of software concerning software security-related bugs, Azure offers companies a cutting-edge approach for developing the most secure code.
5. Hybrid Capability: Azure also gives users the choice to create hybrid environments, allowing organizations to leverage on-premises resources and the benefits of the cloud without complexity.
6. Shift CAPEX to OPEX: With Azure’s pay-as-you-go model, users reduce unnecessary costs as they’re only paying for the resources they use.
7.Integration: Almost all cloud solutions are interoperable. Azure simplifies operations by using the same virtual on-premises machines (like Windows and Linux) for organizations dependent on Microsoft tools like Office 365, Outlook and SharePoint.
8. Analytics & Intelligence: With Azure, enterprises can dig deeper into data and uncover key insights for improving business processes and decision making. Azure is the only cloud platform that offers Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), machine learning, bots, and cognitive API capabilities.
9. Spend time innovating: A SaaS platform frees you from a never-ending stream of infrastructure upgrades, so you can focus on innovating new products. In the cloud, you can develop and test prototypes and release new applications and features without having to purchase costly new infrastructure.
10. Identity & Access Management (IAM): Azure Active Directory service provides secure IAM capabilities to give only authorized users to access the right information.
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