Enterprises all over the globe have achieved great success with business solutions deployed to the cloud. They have redefined the way they conduct business with secure and scalable cloud-enabled enterprise applications. Most Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure to power their businesses.
Microsoft Azure integration helps organizations rapidly build, deploy, and manage all sorts of applications with ease. Azure comes with support for a variety of programming languages, databases, operating systems, and devices. This allows enterprises to leverage the Microsoft tools and technologies they already own and trust.
Today, we have compiled some of the benefits of integrating Microsoft Azure into your enterprise.
1. Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Capabilities
Azure comes with a combination of PaaS and IaaS services that enables your enterprise to outsource infrastructure on Azure. And you only have to pay for what you use. PaaS allows you to come up with solutions and web apps without having to invest in the underlying groundwork. Even better, you have access to Azure consultants from the Microsoft Partner Community. They can help you build applications on the cloud for faster business growth.
Microsoft designed Azure based on the industry-leading SDL (Security Development Lifecycle) process. You can be sure data and services residing on Azure Cloud are safe and secure. It also offers the best compliance coverage with more than 50 compliance offerings. In fact, it’s the most trusted cloud service by government institutions in the United States. You can rest assured you’re getting the best-in-class security with Microsoft Azure.
3. Hybrid Capabilities
Azure’s hybrid capabilities facilitate seamless mobility and consistent public and private cloud deployments. Azure users get a wide range of hybrid cloud connections, including VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), CDNs (Content Delivery Networks), caches, and ExpressRoute connections. This helps improve performance and usability.
4. Analytics and Intelligence
Azure facilitates NoSQL and SQL data services. It also has tools for digging deeper into your data to uncover insights that can help improve your business processes. Azure offers Blockchain as a Service, machine learning, Cognitive APIs, and Bots as well.
5. Easy to Learn
You get to use familiar tools, such as ASP.NET, Visual Studio, and programming languages, such as C#, C++, Visual Basic, and others. You get to develop cloud-native applications with tools you’re already using in-house. It’s also easy to hire consultants.
The Microsoft Azure pay-as-you-go model allows you to pay for what you use to build and expand resources for your cloud deployment. This helps cut down administrative costs since you don’t have to invest in infrastructure. Azure connects your data centers to the cloud seamlessly and has a presence in 42 regions. You can easily scale and tap into new markets.
7. Identity and Access Management
Microsoft Azure integration provides enterprises with secure identity and access management (IAM) capabilities with the Azure Active Directory service. This makes it possible for users to access only what IT authorizes. Your organization can adopt the mature IAM capabilities of Azure to reduce the costs of identity management.