Microsoft describes Azure as ‘a growing collection of integrated Cloud Services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web.’
Softwerx has been working with it for a while now and we’re really impressed by its flexibility, resilience and wide range of applications in business IT environments. We could fill an entire microsite with descriptions of the many ways it can support enterprise-level business processes and functionality.
Microsoft Azure features we rate include the ability to:-
- Store, back up and recover data in the Cloud.
- Build and deploy modern, cross-platform web and mobile applications.
- Run enterprise applications.
- Run large scale compute jobs and perform powerful predictive analytics.
- Encode, store and stream audio and video at scale
There’s no need to change what you’re already running
Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices.
Use Azure as an extension of your existing IT
Microsoft Azure easily integrates with your existing IT environment through a large network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, data residency and encryption features.
With the Azure Stack option, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your existing data centre.
Azure Hybrid Cloud Solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options and less complexity and cost.
They’ve got to be compelling reasons to consider it, right?