The business benefits of Microsoft Azure
What types of businesses need Microsoft Azure?
Organisations use Microsoft Azure for many different capabilities and scenarios, from basic computer networking and storage, to mobile and web app services and full Cloud scenarios like Internet of Things. Microsoft Azure can be used with many open source technologies, and deployed as Hybrid Cloud or hosted within a customer’s own data centre.
As a Cloud platform, Microsoft Azure is perfectly suited to SMEs and mid-market businesses with a mobile workforce. It’s a solid solution for organisations looking to rapidly expand in a short period of time as it omits any future limitations for fast growth. There is also a multitude of product options housed with the Azure platform such as Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite to name a few.
Microsoft Azure Backup
The Microsoft Azure-based service for back-up, protection and restoration of data that resides in the Microsoft Cloud. Azure Backup replaces any existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that has a high amount of availability and offers two types of backup replication: locally redundant storage and geo-redundant storage.
Azure’s backup services offer multiple components that are downloaded and deployed via computer, server and in the Cloud. And the component chosen is dependent upon what you want to protect. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you’re protecting data on-premises or in the Cloud) can be used to back up data to a Backup vault in Azure.
How secure is Microsoft Azure?
Security and privacy are built right into the Azure platform, beginning with the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) that addresses security at every development phase from initial planning to launch, and Microsoft Azure is continually updated to make it even more secure. Operational Security Assurance (OSA) builds on SDL knowledge and processes to provide a framework that helps ensure secure operations throughout the lifecycle of Cloud-based services.
Microsoft Azure has more than 20 Cloud Computing related security certificates and is the first Cloud based service provider to adopt the new international standard of ISO 27018.