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.
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.