You may have heard of Microsoft Azure, but do you know what it’s all about?
Are You aware of benefits for business from Microsoft Azure?
This blog will provide the information you need to know about Microsoft Azure, we’ll discuss the ways Microsoft Azure secures and manages your information and what the Microsoft Azure Cloud works.
First of all, let us assure you that we’ve worked in conjunction with Microsoft Azure for years. This means we’ve been able to research the best practices and what isn’t working, so you’re in secure in our hands.
We’ve assisted many companies successfully migrate their network and their systems into cloud computing either completely or by using hybrid cloud systems (a combination of cloud and local-based options).
We’re aware that people are cautious of cloud-based services, and it’s not uncommon for users to initially choose to keep their data and servers in-house However, in terms of security disaster recovery, backup of data cloud services are the safest and most reliable choice.
What exactly is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform.
Microsoft Azure consists of ‘building blocks’ that enable IT designers and developers to create anything IT connected products that they require or desire to. These building blocks consist of hundreds of products and services that may be combined in order to make customized cloud-based solutions.
For instance, it could include servers, networks phones, applications websites, backup operating systems, storage for data, and so on. The main difference lies in the fact that all of these are constructed using “the cloud”, i.e. on the internet, not using hardware that is located at home, in the office or work place.
What are the benefits for business from Microsoft Azure?
There are, without doubt, three major benefits of Azure Cloud; security, backup, and the capability to work with the existing IT infrastructure.
Benefits of security with Azure
Security is without doubt going to be among the top advantages for businesses that use Microsoft Azure. The reason is the way in which data are saved…
Microsoft has a worldwide database of warehouses for data in which the entirety of data is stored. All of these data centers have unparalleled security in terms of fire safety, power and backups. The data centres are extremely secured, you cannot enter them without an access pass. Some are equipped with bio-metrics, fingerprint and face recognition, and so on.
In this way, every data center could contain 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 centres , however, Azure back up means that your data is replicated to different data centres to backup. This means that if one of your data centres goes down the data is stored in a different data centre, which can be easily (if installed correctly) accessible quickly to ensure minimal (if any) interruption.
Cloud networks are highly secure, much more so than local networks. Local networks (those which are located in your personal device, or servers on your home) do not have the same level of protection. If you experience the unfortunate event of a break-in, fire or flood, data stored in this manner is vulnerable. By placing it in the Cloud all of those dangers are mitigated.
It is essential to set up…
The Cloud needs to be built secure to allow access to it remotely. This is accomplished by incorporating the security of access and data If the hardware in one part fails, it is automatically transferred to a different device. It has redundancy and security built-in.
Due to the security that is built into the cloud it is safer for data and nothing is able to get into this environment, unless we first allow it to be opened.
The Cloud is more secure than on-premise options due to the fact that more features are accessible. For instance, consider dual authentication. You can install it on your premises, but it’s more straightforward to implement in the Cloud and it’s less expensive to implement that type of technology.
Data Backup and Disaster recovery
If you work in the Cloud backup is immediate. The most common error that makes people is that if they have local 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.
It’s all very well, but if your network is down, the most likely need to wait the same amount of time to restore it. Imagine the amount of disruption this can cause and the amount it could cost an organization by way of downtime.
This is crucial for businesses that use devices to generate cash , such as cash tills. What amount of time can a retailer be able to afford to lose if its technology fails… Every minute is going to cost cash. Thus, if these systems have been properly set up and backup in the cloud, recovering and getting them back to normal can take a few minutes instead of days.
In what ways Microsoft Azure can complement existing IT structures
Implementing Azure does not have to be the process of building an IT network or infrastructure from scratch. You may choose to implement hybrid systems whereby a portion of your IT operations are hosted in the cloud.
Backup of data – If you’d prefer, store your data locally and often back up to the cloud. If an event occur that is catastrophic, recovery could be fairly quick and easy.
Departmental setup You can set up an internal setting up for your accounts or admin teams, but then replicate these to an Cloud product to allow sales employees remote work and access the information they require in a safe manner.
Azure Information Protection (AIP). AIP is an extremely useful tool that lets you to protect your data and emails so that you can send encrypted email by simply clicking an icon. You can also program the system so that once you enter your email addresses of a person only the individual who received it are able to read the email. The person who reads the email isn’t able to print it, nor can they copy or forward it, and you can also 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 the different cloud technologies to give you the service, which is only one of the things we could put in 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 same data centre, using the same software. There is a expense, but the cost is quite low in comparison to the technology that they’re benefiting from.
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Making use of Microsoft Azure to manage applications
Microsoft Azure allows you to remotely access all your apps from anywhere around the globe.
Here’s the way it is done. Within Azure we have access to Our Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). If one of our staff members logins, they will look up an overview of all of our customers. Our technicians can click one of our customers to connect to their portal for that particular customer and also manage the entire network. Everything, including discs and network equipment Remote Access, Servers and computers in one spot.
This allows us to manage applications on the Cloud for clients who are located in the UK and Hong Kong or anywhere in the world. The administration of the network is greatly simplified and the associated cost savings are reduced without having to travel. Additionally, response times are much faster, and the entire process is is much easier to manage.
MS Azure – IAAS – Infrastructure as a Service
No matter what your current setup is it is possible to move whatever you would like us to move it from premises onto the Cloud.
It could also include telephone systems (which aids in security) as well as servers and computers as well as specific company programs or applications.
One thing that we are unable to move to cloud Cloud is cables that connect your house and Wi-Fi, because you’ll need cables or Wi-Fi that is on premises. But, once there’s no data flowing through cables of your local network, there is no cost as you can enjoy plenty more Wi-Fi. You don’t require costly switches as there’s no data flowing through cables. The most important thing to consider is your bandwidth in the location you’re in.
Microsoft Azure Accreditation
We’re an Microsoft Gold Platform specialist, this means we’re experts of Cloud Infrastructure, as such we’re featured on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace which is an online directory of Microsoft partners.
What are the indicators or signs that indicate it’s time to make the switch to cloud infrastructure? Cloud Infrastructure?
If you’re a company that earns revenue from your computer, then it’s probably time to look into moving into the Cloud to enjoy the benefits, and not lose access to your PC which is earning you money.
If you have a large-scale network an ideal moment to make an upgrade the time to upgrade servers or other hardware. (Servers are typically updated every 5 years, or so, and PCs are upgraded every three years.) It’s the perfect time to make a change, because we can talk about the possibilities of what could be transferred onto the Cloud. Many companies know that they will spend money in the coming months, so it’s a good idea to determine the most effective method to fund the IT system of their organization. If you’ve already got an IT review scheduled or budgeted now is the time to take a look and look into the Cloud.
The three major advantages from Microsoft Azure for businesses are:
Security Azure cloud security Azure cloud is safer and more secure than network or servers on site.
Backup-Up The Azure cloud provides a range of options for backing up in the event of a disaster. This means that should something happento IT systems or networks are back up and operational without causing any disruption in a extremely short amount of duration.
It can be integrated into existing IT structures. Thanks to the built-in products, services , and capabilities Azure Azure can be designed to complement or even integrate existing systems.