Top 10 reasons to choose Microsoft Azure for cloud implementations

14 May, 2020


Are you still thinking through your options for the Cloud? Microsoft Azure should be at the top of your list, especially if your data center is built around Windows. Here’s why.

Faster software development: When you work within Microsoft Azure, you’re working in the familiar Microsoft environment. Your developers can keep working with Visual Studio, so they don’t need to learn a new way of working before they become productive. There’s also a complete set of software development kits to help them access all the APIs available on Azure. Azure has tools, products, and services that support a vast range of specialized needs, including databases, analytics, mobile application development, and more. Also, Azure supports the complete development and delivery process, including source code control, testing, and deployment.

You can manage your IT budget: Microsoft Azure offers trials of most of its features, letting you test out new technology without committing. You can also size your servers and storage to meet your needs. Once you know your exact requirements, you can opt for pay-as-you-go or commit to benefiting from cheaper pricing. There’s also special pricing for all your development and test environments. You can also often transfer your in-premises software licenses over to the Cloud.

Integrated Environment with Other Microsoft Tools:

Organizations dependent on Microsoft tools like Office 365, Outlook, and SharePoint invests in a cloud platform that impeccably integrates with Microsoft products. Use of Azure simplifies operations by using the same virtual on-premise machines like Windows and Linux.

Analytics and Intelligence capabilities:

Azure facilitates SQL and NoSQL data services and built-in support for digging deeper into data and uncovering key insights for improving business processes and decision making. Azure is the only cloud platform that offers Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), Machine Learning, Bots, and Cognitive APIs capabilities.

Scalability and Flexibility

Scalability is a crucial attribute of a cloud service provider, and Azure is no exception. Flexible structure of Azure makes it easy to scale up the data storage capabilities dynamically. Moreover, performance-efficient storage services in Azure Cloud helps businesses to integrate data and processes at cloud scale. Businesses can also take advantage of machine learning functionality, cognitive services, data processing capabilities, and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to develop, test, and launch new web applications.

Enterprise agreement clause

The enterprise agreement clause helps businesses develop their applications using Microsoft Azure, and it can be used to get Microsoft tools and products at discounted prices while using the Azure cloud services. With this clause, organizations can get most out the Microsoft services. As a Microsoft Azure certified professional, you can have an exciting career that associates you with 60 million potential Microsoft customers and land up with a company to showcase the skills you have learned during the Microsoft Azure training and certification process.

Get help meeting security and compliance requirements. Unfortunately, using Cloud doesn’t let you completely hand off your security and compliance tasks. But using Microsoft Azure can get you a long way towards satisfying those concerns. With Azure, you can choose environments certified to meet standards like HIPAA and PCI DSS, giving you a head start on your compliance.

Disaster recovery is built-in. Cloud is a great choice for disaster recovery, and with Azure, you get the high availability that comes with a robust environment supported by Microsoft. You can customize your disaster recovery options by using different regions and maintaining hot and cold standby servers.

Unmatched Hybrid Capabilities:

Azure has hybrid capabilities that make it unique. Azure facilitates easy mobility and a reliable, consistent platform between on-premise and public Clouds. Azure provides a broader range of hybrid connections, including virtual private networks (VPNs), caches, content delivery networks (CDNs), and ExpressRoute connections to improve usability and performance.

Easy learning curve:

Familiar tools such as Visual Studio, ASP.NET, and programming languages like Visual Basic, C++, C#, etc., are used to develop native cloud applications; it is thus easy for consultants to develop Cloud-based enterprise applications.

Pronix Inc is a Microsoft Gold Partner committed to helping our customers gain the most benefit from their Microsoft products, including Microsoft Azure, Logic Apps, .NET Applications, AI/ML/Data Science, Data lake, Data Factory, Azure SQL databases. Our Azure IT consulting and managed services include the design, implementation, migration, and support of Azure clouds. Contact us to learn more about how using Microsoft Azure can meet your IT and business challenges.

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