Move to Azure and Reduce your IT Budget
As a Small or Medium Business (SMB) you may be wondering how you can finally break into cloud computing in a way that provides a great all-around solution that is also scalable and provides a predictable cost. When looking for a solution to network, storage, computing, backup and app ecosystems there are few options that cover all these bases as well as Microsoft Azure.
Advantages for SMBs
Even as a SMB, you can get an Enterprise level solution that provides amazing options for SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.
You may be wondering how you can finally break into cloud computing in a way that provides a great all-around solution that is also scalable and provides a predictable cost. When looking for a solution to network, storage, computing, backup and app ecosystems there are few options that cover all these bases as well as Microsoft Azure. Even as a SMB, you can get an Enterprise level solution that provides amazing options for SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.
Using the Cloud to Enhance Productivity
Cloud computing has become the industry standard for providing both business and consumer services in an integrated computing environment that can both enhance and better your productivity and customer engagement.
However, as a SMB it can often seem confusing on which portion of the cloud computing revolution you should attempt first. Should you move your servers into a data center, or host your applications on-premesis on virtual machines or even provide better services for your clients by giving them applications accessible in the cloud? This of course does not even speak to the need of every business to look at their business processes and how the streamlining of cloud computing can increase productivity.
All of these services can be provided from the cloud through different cloud services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). So which aspect of cloud computing should you be using or entering first?
The Azure Solution
The honest and most consistent answer is that you need them all and if you have not done any of them at this point, you need them all - yesterday. Your competition may already be light-years ahead of you just by moving to the cloud. However, with Microsoft's Azure solution, you can warp into competitive range within a few short months, by gaining access to all the possible solutions in one fell swoop.
The best part about Azure, is its pay-as-you-go pricing as well. In any move to the cloud, a professional IT company should be consulted to review your current business practices and lay out a plan to move to the cloud. By moving strategically into the areas most important to your business you can easily migrate all your systems into the cloud environment within 3 months to a year.
Even better, you only pay for what you use as you move into more areas within the Azure solution network. Not only paying for the actual modules you will use but also for the size of your use. As your audience or needs grow so does your pricing, allowing you to pay for only what you use, when you use.
With 10 major data and computing areas with almost 50 individual module choices, Azure gives you the exact solutions you need to meet your business needs allowing you to pay for only what you need.
Examples of Azure's Power and Depth
- Compute – Virtual Business machines for savings on software licenses.
- Web Mobile – Mobile Engagement that provides real time analytics on user engagement with push notifications giving you the option to reach out with the right message immediately.
- Data Storage – SQL Databases as a relational database-as-a-service option to offer industry leading 99.99% uptime and full SQL Server libraries and APIs.
- Hybrid Integration – Site Recovery provides the ultimate in disaster recovery options that gives you peace of mind for your most critical business systems.
Microsoft Azure has gained a reputation as one of the most flexible, scalable and adaptable cloud solutions. It also has a pricing model that can fit the smallest budget to the largest enterprise.
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Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.