MICROSOFT AZURE

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a Cloud Computing platform comprised of infrastructure and application services. Its integrated data services, advanced analytics and developer tools and services are hosted within Microsoft’s public Cloud data centres located in the UK and internationally around the world.

Microsoft Azure provides Cloud technology as the building blocks to help businesses save costs, use Cloud Innovation and power business decisions with insights and proactive system management.

Our blogs on the business benefits of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure SQL explain in more detail.

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.

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Microsoft Azure International Data Centres

Microsoft Azure provides organisations with the data security and privacy, control, and transparency they require. Confidential data is the lifeblood of any company, and protecting it from compromise is mission-critical. Microsoft have 30 regions around the world and has announced plans for 8 additional regions. In The UK, Microsoft have three data centres in located in London, Durham and Cardiff. Having these Microsoft Cloud regions will help business in industries, such as banking government, public sector and health care meet the requirements of local data residency as the Microsoft Cloud stores your data both securely and locally.

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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.

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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 

We look forward to discussing your Microsoft Azure requirements in more detail. 

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