Benefits of using Microsoft Azure for Businesses

Your data is growing faster and is more complex than ever and that makes it challenging to plan and manage data storage. With Cloud Storage to Microsoft Azure you can stop worrying about predicting data growth and instead focus on growing your business. Microsoft Azure delivers on demand data center in cloud. This data center scales up and scales down as you need it. It provides on demand services. You have to pay only for what you use.

Sometimes you will be using it at peak and sometimes you will not be using it at all. This means you will be paying accordingly. It provides you with the capability to scale your data center up or down when you need to, it can be done in a purely cloud based solution or in a hybrid setup, with the current on premises servers connected to the acquired data center, based on the demand at given time.

Things you get with Azure Cloud Storage:

  • Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Disaster recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Backup
  • Dev and test sites
  • Flexible Storage

Azure Business Benefits

  • Ability to Scale on Demand

You can never predict that how much you data will grow and whether or not you’ll need extra resources. Azure Cloud Storage provides the ability to scale up and scale down according to your needs.

  • Flexibility

Azure Cloud is simple to adapt and it is flexible to use.

  • Cost Competitive

With Microsoft’s huge customer base, Cloud Storage in Azure provides the best cost efficient solutions. It provides you with pay as you go model without any upfront costs.

Cloud Storage to Microsoft Azure offers blob storage, standard disk storage and premium disk storage for high IOPS workloads. Using Azure site recovery, it’s easy to move your data in and out of the cloud. Azure Cloud storage is integrated with a number of partners so there’s always a solution to fit your needs.

Integrating Azure Cloud – Setup using your existing Infrastructure

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You can easily integrate Azure Cloud based services with your existing infrastructure using cloud connect services or cloud gateway appliances. In order to access Microsoft Azure’s services, if you’re using legacy infrastructure, you don’t have to setup a new infrastructure altogether. The implications of such a drastic change would be enormous; the cost alone would be staggering, not to mention the entire disruptive process. It’s better to setup services that use your existing infrastructure instead. Appliances like StoneFly’s SCVM™ is an example of such services that deliver enterprise level cloud connect services.

If you’re business that doesn’t have proper storage infrastructure and you’re looking for storage solutions, then it’s best to opt for storage appliances that deliver cloud connect services. This enables the business to have the ability to tap into cloud based services whenever they feel the need to. Without cloud connect services, the business will have to later on acquire cloud gateway appliances if they intend to utilize cloud based services like Microsoft Azure cloud.

Conclusion

Businesses today, with their digitalized workplaces, have to deal with a lot of data. Without having efficient data management technology, they cannot effectively leverage all of this data. With Microsoft Azure’s enterprise level cloud based services; business can effectively manage their data, store it and/or back it up. That’s the reason why businesses should incorporate Microsoft Azure cloud in their cloud first policies.

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