Within the next three years, most users will be doing a majority of their computing in the cloud, an article from CNN predicts. With cloud computing becoming the next big thing in IT, here are some reasons why you should consider Microsoft Azure.
- Pay as you go: Similar to how one pays for gas or electric, with Microsoft Azure, enterprises only pay for the resources that their applications are using. Additionally, organizations using Azure don’t need to buy, manage, administer, perform maintenance, configure hardware and operating systems, or pay the electricity costs for their own machines, thereby saving a lot of time and money.
- Scale On-demand: It can be hard to predict how your business will grow. Increased growth or other demands often require running applications with high load, or additional applications that most traditional hosting models can’t handle. Azure is built to scale as your business grows. Azure loads your applications as a cluster and allocates a web application to a specific set of processes. The result is that all your applications aren’t forced to run off of a single server and you will never run out of server capacity.
- Reliability: Microsoft Azure services are provided from cloud data centers which have built-in redundancies. If one server crashes, a company’s applications will automatically failover to another server in the data center.
- Easy Upgrades: Microsoft Azure supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including Microsoft-specific and many third-party software and systems.
- Flexibility: With fast-changing technology, you need a platform that evolves as your needs change. Azure offers a host of application building blocks and services that will allow you to customize the cloud as needed.
- Hybrid capability: Azure provides the ability to create hybrid environments and hybrid applications, allowing users to leverage on-premise resources and the cloud simultaneously without incurring major costs.
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