Azure Cloud Infrastructure
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.