Scalability, Performance and Security in the Cloud
Cloud computing has arrived and is here to stay.
Savings can add up very quickly, especially compared to the arduous task of planning and building an on-premises data center with the inevitable hardware upgrades, maintenance costs, server cooling requirements, electricity costs, and use of floor space – particularly for companies that own their building. In the cloud, you don’t have to purchase physical hardware when you need more computing resources. The “cloud” shares the hardware and automatically assigns the work as necessary. You pay for as many computing resources as you need, and not a specific number of hardware servers on a rack.
"Organizations that decide not to leverage the public cloud, or that take a ‘wait and see’ approach, will run the risk of being disrupted by others in their industry."
Planning Guide for Cloud Computing, 2017, https://www.gartner.com/doc/3471551/-planning-guide-cloud-computing
Cloud solutions are actually the automatic choice if you want to stay ahead of your competition. For increasing numbers of organizations, cloud computing will be a supporting pillar in their future IT strategies.
Microsoft’s public cloud service is vastly more flexible than an on-premises solution. Thanks to a worldwide network of data centers and a platform of interoperable cloud computing services, it offers you many more possibilities than your own data center.
Microsoft Azure is a constantly evolving set of cloud services that help your organization address its business challenges. It gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a huge, global scale, while still using your favorite tools and frameworks.
Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud, providing more regions and security investments than any other provider.
Many organizations look to Microsoft Azure for the following solutions and capabilities: