Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure for Business

Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure have the capability to transform the way your organisation manages its corporate data, applications and networks. From inbuilt tools and templates that make designing and managing web, mobile and enterprise apps simple, to the unparalleled levels of protection it offers crucial data stored in the cloud, Microsoft Azure is helping organisations everywhere save money, increase productivity and streamline their IT functions.

What’s more, Azure is a hybrid, allowing organisations to keep their most sensitive data on their own servers, whilst storing the remainder of the business’s information on a secure Cloud server. Azure is also highly flexible, supporting multiple operating systems and frameworks to ensure even the most unique IT setups can be successfully integrated.

Why Choose Microsoft Azure?

It delivers unmatched productivity

Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. Azure’s integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills developers and IT professionals already have and technologies they already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.

It’s open and flexible

Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux and Docker containers; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure supports the same technologies that millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.

It works with existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your data centre and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features – so your assets stay right where you need them. You can even run Azure in your own data centre with Azure Stack. Azure’s hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost.

It’s built to protect your data

Microsoft know some organisations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why they have made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. They were the first cloud provider recognised by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018.

It’s built to protect your data

Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed data centres across 19 regions – more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.

It’s ready for any business

From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 57% of the US Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise-grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring. Customers include 3M, AccuWeather, Condé Nast, Diebold, GE Healthcare, HarperCollins, Heineken, LG, NBC, Pier 1 Imports, Real Madrid, Saab, Samsung, Trek, Xerox… and many, many more.

It’s economical and scalable

Azure’s Pay as you go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services such as compute, storage and bandwidth means you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.

It enables you to unlock insights

Azure’s predictive analytics services such as Machine Learning, Power BI and Stream Analytics are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.