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Microsoft Azure for Modern Workplaces

9 Sep 2015 by Jessica Hall

A cloud computing platform at its core, Microsoft Azure also offers an assortment of integrated services that allow businesses to move quickly, accomplish more and reduce expenditures. Offering analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and Web services, Azure complements the modern workplace in myriad ways.

Scalable and flexible

Agility and scalability can be an impactful competitive advantage for the modern business. Offering both flexibility and adaptability, Azure not only enables you to scale applications to any size with ease, but you can also use any language, framework or tool to build applications.

From large, worldwide product launches to minor dev-test projects, Azure is designed to support any workload. Operating on a global network of data centers, Azure provides optimal customer performance, allowing you to scale your operations with ease

Performance and availability

Any solution that can ensure improved productivity and uptime is an asset in today’s business world. Delivering a 99.95% monthly Service Level Agreement (SLA), Azure allows your organization to run and develop highly accessible applications without focusing on the infrastructure.

Its enhanced architecture ensures that servers and applications experience fewer delays and offer improved availability. Scalability around virtualization is much greater, too — users can access a terabyte of memory virtually with Azure.

Protection and integration

Cloud is still new to many organizations, and concerns related to security can hold companies back. A recent National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) survey found that cybersecurity is the top priority of CIOs. Our partner, Microsoft, has made an unprecedented commitment to the defense of its customers’ data.

Effortlessly integrating with your current IT environment, your assets can continue to live where employees are accustomed to accessing them. With Azure Stack, you can run this hybrid cloud solution in your own data center, creating efficiencies while addressing a major concern in today’s modern workplace.  

Fast and low cost

The modern workplace moves quickly, and cost is always top of mind. Solutions that offer the rare combination of being swift and affordable provide real business value. Physical servers can take days — even weeks — to set up internally. “If you move to Azure, you could be up and running within less than an hour after approvals,” says Jeromy Siebenaler, vice president and chief cloud architect at Insight.

Startups, or any businesses that prefer to allocate more resources to staffing, often find solutions like Azure desirable, as it offers low start-up costs. In addition to being a quick solution and an economical choice, this approach to hybrid cloud also provides organizations with more IT options and less complexity.

With more than a decade of cloud experience and partnerships with leading cloud providers, Insight can find a solution that fits your needs. Talk to a specialist today.