What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.
What can you do with Azure?
Azure enables you to quickly and easily move your apps from on-site servers to the cloud. This migration helps you avoid the cost of purchasing new server hardware.
Azure offers simple, reliable backup for your data and apps. By eliminating typical infrastructure costs associated with storage, you pay only for the storage you use.
Quickly and easily host scalable websites in the cloud. Microsoft uses global datacentres, helping provide you and your customers with a reliable, satisfying and secure experience without the need to invest in costly infrastructure.
How Safe is my Data on Azure?
With Microsoft and its worldwide datacentres, you receive a level of data protection and physical security that far exceeds typical on-premises firewall protection. Azure offers you peace of mind knowing that your apps and data are getting the same level of protection chosen by Microsoft’s Enterprise customers, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions.
99.95% monthly SLA - Build and run highly available applications without focusing on infrastructure.
Open protocols, licensing & tools - Use whatever language, framework and tools you prefer.
Automated self-service platform - Scale applications to any size automatically and provision resources in minutes.
Accelerate time to market – New solutions deployed on the cloud using industry leading deployment capabilities.
Business flexibility – Flexible managed service options tailored to your individual needs.
Reduce risk & manage complexity – Address Identity, Security Needs
What are some of the success stories for Azure?
United Airlines uses Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Replica and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery to expedite the migration and consolidation of virtual machines and mission critical services to its new data centre in Chicago and provide high availability services when hardware fails.
Aston Martin expects to quickly restore IT applications and services following both planned and unplanned downtime. Even if one site goes down, Aston Martin IT staff will always have access to Azure Site Recovery, running on the reliable, scalable Microsoft Azure platform, to orchestrate recovery.