Everything you need to know about: Microsoft Azure

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure was created in 2010 by Microsoft to provide cloud services where users could build, test, deploy, and manage their applications on data centers of Microsoft. These data centers have been spread across 54 global regions.

Microsoft offers various services across multiple domains such as Compute, Database, Content Delivery, Networking and many more. The Azure cloud platform also has more than 200 products and cloud services specifically designed to help you bring your new solutions to life.

Security and Compliance: Strengthen your companies security posture with these Azure features

  • Secure Foundation

Azure has multi-layered security supported by Microsoft across physical datacenters, infrastructure and operations. You can rely on a cloud that is built with customised hardware, has security controls integrated into the hardware and firmware components. It also has added protections against threats such as DDoS. Finally, you can benefit from a team of more than 3,500 global cybersecurity experts that work together to help safeguard your business assets and data in Azure.

  • Simplified Security

You can protect your workloads quickly with Azure’s built-in controls and services across identity, data, networking, and apps. You will get continuous protection with deeper insights from Azure Security Center. You can also extend protections to hybrid environments and easily integrate partner solutions in Azure.

  • Unique Intelligence

You can detect new threats and respond quickly with services that by real-time global cybersecurity intelligence delivered at cloud scale. By using machine learning, behavioral analytics and application-based intelligence, Microsoft data scientists analyse the flood of data in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph. The resulting insights inform services in Azure and help you detect threats faster.

  • Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Azure has the capability to recover the data within a span of time in case of any failures and will make sure the business will continue without any impact. This is one of the greatest benefits of Microsoft Azure.

  • Storage

Microsoft provides multiple storage options for any kind of data, it has many data centres all over the world and can store any type of massive data with the encrypted data format. It will store all your data with all the security that protects your data.

  • Software Updates

In Microsoft Azure, the update of the software are all automated. This will help all organizations to grow faster with the latest update features.

Approximately 715 million users are currently on the Azure Active Directory, and over 95% percent of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Cloud. Azure is competing against AWS in a public cloud market that is expected to comprise 60 percent of computing by 2021.

Why Choose Microsoft Azure?

  1. PaaS Capabilities

Azure provides stronger PaaS capabilities which is an important piece of Cloud infrastructure today. Microsoft Azure PaaS provides application developers with the environment, tools, and building blocks that they need to rapidly build and deploy new cloud services.

  • Net Compatibility

Azure’s compatibility with the .Net programming language is one of the most useful benefits of Azure, which gives Microsoft a clear upper hand over AWS and the rest of the competitors. Azure has been built and optimized to work consistently with both old and new applications developed using the .Net programming framework.

  • The ‘Enterprise Agreement’

If an organization already uses Microsoft software, then it likely has the ‘Enterprise Agreement’ with Microsoft. It is entitled to obtain discounts on the Microsoft software being used as Microsoft usually tweaks these agreements to lower the pricing of Azure. With the enterprise agreement, enterprises can typically obtain significant incentives for using Azure.

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