Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Services
Setting your cloud strategy means selecting the right solution and partner to manage your business’ IT needs for today and for tomorrow. Managing a complex technology stack that includes application services and infrastructure, while ensuring upgrades, data maintenance, monitoring, and security is a hefty lift.
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As businesses rely more on a 24/7, remote workforce, systems need to be accessible and reliable to meet that need and ensure productivity and collaboration. And with phishing schemes and cyber attacks hitting more organizations, ensuring your data is safe is a requirement.
Setting Your Cloud Strategy
Microsoft Azure is a set of cloud services that help companies set a course for their cloud strategy that is secure and accessible. Azure offers organizations the ability to effectively and affordably manage licensing, data back-up, disaster recovery, and security.
Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) while supporting many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft Azure Provides Security and Accessibility
Making updates to systems and licensing from anywhere increases productivity and effectiveness. Know your data is secure and recoverable ensures your business from potential disaster.
Security with Microsoft Azure
With an increase in security breaches and cybercrimes, companies are rightfully concerned about the security of their data in the cloud. Azure has several options for managing and monitoring your assets.
Understand security state across on-premises and cloud workloads: Automatically discover and onboard new Azure resources, and apply security policies across your hybrid cloud workloads to ensure compliance with security standards. Collect, search, and analyze security data from a variety of sources, including firewalls and other partner solutions.
Find vulnerabilities and remediate quickly. Continuously monitor the security of your machines, networks, and Azure services using hundreds of built-in security assessments or create your own.
Limit your exposure to threats. Block malware and other unwanted code by applying application controls adapted to your specific workloads and powered by machine learning. Enable just-in-time, controlled access to management ports on Azure VMs to drastically reduce surface area exposed to brute force and other network attacks.
Detect and respond swiftly to attacks. Use advanced analytics and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to get an edge over evolving cyberattacks. Leverage built-in behavioral analytics and machine learning to identify attacks and zero-day exploits. Streamline investigation with interactive tools and contextual threat intelligence.
Data back-up with Microsoft Azure
Due to business or compliance requirements, organizations are required to protect their data for years, and over time this data grows exponentially.
Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times, and up to 99 years of retention.
Your backup data is secure over the wire and at rest. Backup data can be stored in geo-replicated storage which maintains six copies of your data across two Azure datacenters. For lower cost on less critical data, your backup can be local-replicated with three copies. With 99.9% service availability, Backup provides operational peace of mind.
Disaster recovery with Microsoft Azure
Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. Be ready with a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery for all your major IT systems—without the expense of secondary infrastructure.
Protect all of your major IT systems. Eliminate the hassle and cost of secondary datacenters and tap into nearly infinite capacity at a moment’s notice with a cloud-based data recovery solution designed for the needs of enterprises.
Unify data management, security, and protection. Achieve business goals for continuity and compliance throughout the lifecycle of your apps.
Ensure apps work when you need them the most. Rest assured during an outage or disaster scenario with a disaster recovery solution that protects and natively supports the widest range of enterprise applications of any cloud disaster recovery provider.
Perform tests any time for complete confidence. When a disaster hits, the last thing you want is to run into a problem. Test your business continuity plans, or run dev-test copies of production workloads in Azure whenever you need to, and without impacting users. Plus, test new versions of applications with copies of live data, and then seamlessly put the new version into production in your datacenter.