Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing deploys and scales applications
Today cloud computing has evolved to become the most ubiquitous solution to meet the IT needs of businesses. And considering the unprecedented situation that we are in, cloud computing has helped businesses to tide over the challenges posed by the pandemic. Let’s see how.
Cloud computing frees businesses from investment worries and underlying infrastructure. Not only that, it provides businesses with a broad array of solutions to build and manage light weight or multi-tier applications/website. Microsoft Corp. has come up with Microsoft Azure to transform your business processes and create value for your company.
Microsoft Azure automates the processes of IT and operations thereby making application development and running existing applications easy and trouble free. Azure takes care of infrastructure, computing, networking, applications, analytics and storage needs of businesses and enterprises. Moreover, it allows integration with third party tools, applications and technologies thereby making things simple and easy. You just need to focus on the development activities as the back-end activities would be taken care of by Azure.
Thus, for small and medium sized businesses, Microsoft Azure’s myriad features and functionalities have simplified development of application whether Web, mobile, enterprise or Internet of Things (IoT) greatly.
Some Basic Features / Benefits of Microsoft Azure
Flexible application model
Through Azure server hosting, you can develop applications in .NET, PHP, Java, node.js, Python, Ruby, or using open REST protocols.
Azure provides unparalleled speed with respect to deployment, operation and scalability.
Ability to autoscale
Azure can scale up and scale out depending upon demand, schedule and business needs as the Microsoft Azure cloud server never runs out of capacity.
Focus on development
Azure provides the necessary infrastructure that allows you to build and deploy applications in no time irrespective of your financial and technical limitations.
Microsoft Azure cloud server allows you to focus on value added business activities by automating tasks so that you need not spent time in monitoring and managing those tasks.
No standardization issues
Azure is compatible with both Linux and Windows. Thus, you can run CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and Ubuntu as well as Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Azure ensures enhanced security by adhering to the standard security model of Detect, Assess, Diagnose, Stabilize and Close and through strong cyber security controls, multiple compliance certifications (including HIPAA/HITECH, ITAR, GDPR, FINMA, FERPA, FSA, ISO and so on), user-friendly services such as multi-factor authentication and application password requirements.
Azure offers a service level agreement, or SLA, of 99.95% that means almost 4.38 hours of downtime per year.
Azure stores data in one or more of Microsoft managed datacenters and keeps multiple copies of data in the same location or multiple geographic locations so as to ensure faster data recovery.
Azure’s pay-as-you-grow model helps you to manage your budget effectively. With the panoply of services and functionalities offered through Azure server hosting, you can easily reduce your upfront costs, infrastructure costs and hardware and maintenance costs.