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Azure Cloud Infrastructure

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Azure Cloud Infrastructure

With a truly global presence, Microsoft Azure public cloud provides businesses large and small, the opportunity to move their technology to the cloud.

Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services used to build, deploy and manage software applications and virtual infrastructures providing everything from Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity solutions to mobile application development environments and Internet-scale solutions.

Businesses of all sizes can leverage Azure services to increase their flexibility in an ever-changing technology landscape. Ninety per cent of Fortune 500 companies trust Microsoft Azure Cloud to provide security, privacy, transparency and compliance and Microsoft have also committed to guarantee that all of their cloud-based services will be GDPR compliant.

Astec will assist you in determining the right cloud solution for your business, from creation of an infrastructure environment to host your business applications to software development. We provide expert support to businesses across Sussex, Brighton, Kent and London from our base in Hastings.

Microsoft Azure provides access to a variety of cloud solution IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).

IaaS allows businesses to extend or completely migrate existing hardware infrastructure services into cloud services. IaaS provides an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet which can be quickly scaled up or down with demand and only ever paying for what is used. Iaas helps businesses to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing their own physical servers or data centre infrastructure.

PaaS is a complete development and deployment environment in Azure, with resources that allow businesses to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. Like IaaS, PaaS includes infrastructure but also the middleware, development tools, business intelligence services, database systems and more. PaaS avoids the expense and complexity of purchasing and managing software licenses, the underlying application infrastructure or the development tools and other infrastructure.

SaaS allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples of SaaS services are email, calendaring and Office tools, such as Microsoft Office 365. SaaS provides a complete software solution that you purchase on a Pay as You Go basis where you rent the use of the application for your business. Users then connect to the application over the Internet, usually through a web browser. All of the underlying infrastructure, middleware, application software and data are located in Azure Cloud.

We’d be delighted to help your business – contact one of our Microsoft Azure experts today.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with accreditations in Cloud Solutions, Astec will work with your business to understand the best approach for you and where appropriate, develop a plan to migrate your key services to the Microsoft Cloud using Microsoft Azure.

“I have worked with Phil for over 10 years. I work in a business heavily dependent on IT, where making sure that people get paid on time can be very stressful. It is always reassuring to know that Astec are on hand to resolve any issues at critical times and they have never let me down. In fact, during recent takeovers by various software companies, and on my recommendation, the service supplied by Astec was retained as we were so remote from the head offices.
More recently I have used Phil’s skills when setting up my own business – he came up with solutions that ensured I could still offer the same service I had when we were part of a large organisation. I would not hesitate in recommending Phil and the whole team at Astec for their brilliant service.”

The Local Payroll Company

“We came to Astec, because we recognised that from a risk management point of view we could no longer look after our technology requirements in house. We had concerns about data back-up and needed to review all our current IT to make sure that it was appropriate for our business moving forward and protected us in the event of a disaster. Now we have been given a clean bill of health and our backups are operating smoothly and efficiently. The specific benefits of working with Astec are that we now have peace of mind, with regard to our IT and know that we can call in an expert when “turning it off and back on again” doesn’t fix the problem.”

Lonsdale Financial Consulting Ltd

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