Much More Than a Storage Service

Microsoft Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform that allows you to access and manage cloud services and resources provided by Microsoft.

It is very expensive and risky for businesses to purchase each of the various components separately, such as servers and private networks in data centers. It offers solutions to many IT problems of Azure, which has huge data centers with many servers.

Microsoft Azure services cover much more than just moving on-premises servers to the cloud. Azure offers more than 200 cloud-based computing services such as virtual machines, SQL Databases, Active Directory Domain Service that businesses and those who want to build an application can use. This means your team does not need to start from scratch every time you need an app or service.

What are the Advantages of Microsoft Azure?

The most important advantage of Azure is to purchase the hardware needed to run your organization's cloud-based workloads, to structure, and  to get rid of major responsibilities such as maintenance and repair. Access to Azure Cloud frees your IT teams from their core roles of redesigning and optimizing your network, researching threats, and implementing new security strategies.

  • Azure also offers many products and services for those who want to develop mobile applications, design IoT devices, and connect to online storage and database resources.
  • The main purpose of Azure is to store large amounts of structured or unstructured data. Azure cloud-based computing infrastructure has advantages that you cannot easily achieve with on-premises server configuration, such as built-in load balancing and hardware upgrades with a virtual switch. It also includes some security features that lock virtual machines at the network level, blocking inbound traffic except when certain requests for access are approved. It provides access restriction with RBAC (Role Based Access Control), Firewall settings, Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Azure uses a set of tools to perform predictive analytics and identify useful algorithms. Azure Machine Learning service makes it happen to build, train, and deploy machine learning in hybrid environments or directly in the cloud using the same frameworks and tools you use on-premises.
  • Azure's ability to offer organizations the flexibility they need based on their workloads is possible with the scaling feature according to the service demand.
  • Azure's pay-as-you-go pricing allows organizations to better manage their IT budget and purchase only as many services as they need.

It gets easier for businesses to make data-driven decisions and delve into the data that already exists with SQL and NoSQL services offered by Azure.