Microsoft is best known for its operating system and productivity software, but these days one part of its company is growing faster than any other: its Azure cloud platform. Let’s take a look at the Azure cloud, some features that businesses use it for, and how it can fit into your IT strategy.
Explaining Azure (and the Cloud in General)
As you’ve probably figured out already, Azure is a set of cloud services offered by Microsoft. Take about any type of computing platform that you could need, and Azure has an option for it. Organizations can run applications, buy storage, security, and support and alter the way their company operates with the use of the public/hybrid cloud platform. This provides the accessibility and the tools any business could need to further their organizational productivity goals.
Azure has solutions for a number of business problems, including
- The Internet of Things
- Artificial intelligence
- Enterprise resource planning
- Private cloud platforms
- Mobile management
- Regulatory compliant platforms and reporting
- Data warehousing
- Big data
- Business Intelligence
- Line of business applications
- Productivity applications (SaaS)
- Development (PaaS)
- Data backup and comprehensive archiving
- Digital media
If you can believe it, there are more uses for the Azure cloud platform. This array of services and uses gives any organization an option to get the scalable computing construct that they need to push their business initiatives forward.
Of course, before implementing any sort of cloud solution (even Azure or AWS), you’ll want to first assess your options. If you’re new to these types of platforms, you will want to test them to ensure they will meet your performance and budgetary needs. At JensenIT, we suggest working side-by-side with an IT professional. Their experience with cloud computing, business computing, and computing of all types can help you find exactly the solution you need to solve your business’ problems.
If you want to talk to one of our certified experts about if Azure is right for your company’s needs, call us directly at (847) 803-0044 today.