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What is Microsoft Azure?

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You may have heard about Microsoft Azure, but do you know what it’s all about?

Are You aware of advantages for your business from Microsoft Azure?

This blog will explain the information you need to know about Microsoft Azure, we’ll explain the ways Microsoft Azure secures and manages your information and exactly how Microsoft Azure Cloud works.

To begin, we’d like to assure you we’ve worked on Microsoft Azure for years. This means we’ve had ample time to study the best practices and what does not, so you’re good in our hands.

We’ve helped a variety of businesses successfully move their corporate infrastructure and networks to the cloud , either completely or by using hybrid cloud systems (a combination of cloud and local-based options).

We know that some people are sceptical of cloud-based services, and it’s normal for customers to initially choose to keep their own servers and data but in terms of security disaster recovery and backup of data cloud services are the most secure and reliable alternative.

What exactly is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure consists of ‘building blocks’ that permit IT designers and developers to create anything IT associated products and services they require or desire to. These building blocks consist of hundreds of products and services that may be combined in order to make custom cloud-based solutions.

This could include servers, networks phone systems, apps websites, backup systems, operating systems storage of data and much more. The distinction between these is the fact that they are all constructed on “the cloud”, i.e. via the internet instead of the hardware located at home, in the office or at the workplace.

What are the advantages for businesses that come from Microsoft Azure?

It is no doubt that there are three main benefits to Azure Cloud; security, backup, and the capability to work with the existing IT infrastructure.

The benefits of security of Azure

It is no doubt that security will be one of the most significant benefits for companies using Microsoft Azure. The reason is the way in which data can be kept…

Microsoft has an extensive global database of warehouses for data in which all data is kept. These data centres are protected by the highest levels of security as well as fire safety and power backups. The data centres are extremely secured, you cannot access them without an access pass. Some include biometrics, facial/finger print recognition, etc.

In this way, every data centre could house thousands of computers. The setup is replicated to across multiple locations throughout the world. Your data on your system will be kept in one of these data centers, but in addition, Azure back up means that your data is replicated in different data centres to backup. This means that if one of your data centres goes down and your data is lost, it will be stored in another data center which can be easily (if properly configured) accessible quickly to ensure the least amount of (if any) interruption.

Cloud networks are extremely secure, much more so than local networks. Local networks (those that are either on the device you use or servers on your home) will not be protected by this level of security. If you experience the unfortunate event of a break-in, fire or flood, the data you store on local networks is susceptible to loss. When you store your data in the Cloud all risk are taken care of.

It is essential to set up…

The Cloud needs to be built secure to allow access to it from anywhere, and this is done through the implementation of the security of access and data If one hardware component fails it will automatically switch to a different component of the hardware. It has redundancy and security built-in.

Due to the security provided by the cloud it is safer for data as nothing can enter this environment, unless we first let it open.

The Cloud is more secure than traditional options due to the fact that more features are readily available. For instance, consider dual authentication. You can use it on your own, but it’s more straightforward to implement in the Cloud as it’s more affordable to use this kind of technology.

Data backup and disaster recovery

If you work in the Cloud backing up data is quick. One common error individuals make is that when they’re using an individual PC and they’ve backed it onto the Cloud They think they’re secure. When working in this manner, it could take up to three days to get the first backup to be able to function in the Cloud.

All well and great, but if the network is down, the most likely require the same amount of time to restore it. Imagine the disruption this can cause and the amount it could cost an organization through interruptions.

This is especially important for companies that utilize devices that generate cash , such as cash tills. What amount of time can a retailer afford to lose if their technology fails… Every minute is going to cost cash. So if these systems are installed and stored in the cloud, recovering and getting them back to normal with AWS support plans can take a few minutes instead of days.

What is the best way that Microsoft Azure can complement existing IT structures

Implementing Azure does not have to be the process of building an IT systems or network from scratch. You may choose to use hybrid systems whereby a portion of your IT processes are carried out in the cloud.

Examples include:

Backup your data – if you’d rather, keep your data locally, but frequently back it up in the cloud. If an event occur that is catastrophic, recovery could be fairly quick and simple.
Departmental setup is possible. You could have an internal setting up for your accounts or admin teams, but you can replicate them to the Cloud product that allows sales personnel working remotely to access the information they need securely.
Azure Information Protection (AIP). AIP is a very useful service that allows you to protect your data and emails so that you can send encrypted email by simply clicking the button. It is possible to program the system to ensure that, when you enter your email addresses of a person only the individual who received it are able to read the email. The person receiving it isn’t allowed to print it, nor can they copy or forward it, and you could even set a the time limit for it being available. AIP costs only PS1.50 per user per month. It is incredibly affordable for small-sized businesses.

All that technology and more is integrated within Azure and 365. You connect all cloud-based technologies to give you the product. That’s only one of the things we can integrate into the Cloud and offer to customers.

Azure allows small-scale businesses to benefit from the same technologies that an Fortune 100 company – it’s the identical data centre, with the same equipment. There is a expense, but the cost is quite low in comparison to the technology that they’re benefiting from.

Utilizing Microsoft Azure to manage applications

Microsoft Azure allows you to remotely access all your applications from any place in the world.

Here’s the way it operates. Within Azure we are able to access the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). When a member of our team logins, they will view an overview of all of our customers. Our tech can select one of our customers to gain access to their particular portal and control the customer’s entire network. Everything – discs included and network equipment server remotes, access to servers and computers all from one location.

This lets us manage applications in the Cloud for clients who are located in the UK and Hong Kong or anywhere in the world. The administration of the network has been greatly simplified and, as a result, cost savings are reduced without having to travel. Additionally, response times are quicker and the entire process is is much easier to manage.

MS Azure – IAAS – Infrastructure as a Service

No matter what your current installed it is possible to move the way you’d like us to move it from premises onto the Cloud.

It could also include telephone systems (which assists with security) as well as servers and computers as well as specific company programs or applications.

What we are unable to move to Cloud Cloud is cables surrounding your house and Wi-Fi, because you’ll require wires or Wi-Fi in your premises. But, once there is no traffic flowing through the wires in your local network there is no cost as you can enjoy plenty more Wi-Fi. There’s no need for expensive switches since there’s no data flowing through the cables. The primary limitation is the bandwidth in the location you’re in.

Microsoft Azure Accreditation

We’re an Microsoft Gold Platform specialist, which means that we’re experts on Cloud Infrastructure, as such we’re included within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace which is an online directory of Microsoft partners.

What are the indicators or indicators that might indicate it’s time to make the switch to cloud infrastructure? Cloud Infrastructure?

If you’re part of a business which earns money through your personal computer, it’s probably the right moment to think about moving onto the Cloud to reap these benefits and ensure you never lose access to your PC which is earning you money.

If you have a large-scale network the best moment to make an upgrade the time to replace hardware or servers. (Servers generally get replaced every 5 years or so, and PCs each 3 years.) This is a great time to make a change, because we can talk about the possibilities of what could be transferred into the Cloud. Many organizations know that they’ll have to spend on IT infrastructure in the near future, therefore it is advisable to research the most efficient method to fund the IT system of their organization. If you’ve had an IT review in the works or you have a budget now is the time to take a look and think about the Cloud.

To summarise…

The three main advantages from Microsoft Azure for businesses are:

Security The Azure cloud is more secure and more secure than network or servers on site.

Backup-Up The Azure cloud provides a range of backup options which means that should anything happento IT systems or networks are able to be restored and operational without causing any disruption in a relatively short amount of duration.

It can be integrated into existing IT structures. Thanks to the in-built services, products and capabilities Azure Azure can be designed to complement or even integrate existing systems.