Businesses have been increasingly adopting cloud services and are moving their business applications to the cloud. As per a report Gartner forecasts,the percentage of the total budget allocated by companies for IT spending to shift to the cloud will increase to 14.2% by 2024 compared to 9.1% in 2020. Microsoft Azure is the go-to platform for companies when it comes to cloud services. Let us explore why Microsoft Azure is a preferred cloud service to power up their business apps.
Microsoft offers an SLA that guarantees 99.5% availability for Azure. In simple terms, it means that if you are hosting your business applications on Microsoft Azure, it will experience a downtime of only 4-5 hours in the entire year.
It ensures that your business applications are accessible and available to your customers and end-users at all times. Also, they can access it from anywhere with an internet-enabled device since it is hosted on a cloud.
Azure App service used for hosting web applications, REST APIs, automated business processes, and mobile back end is HTTP-based. It allows the users to develop applications in NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python.
The users can run multi-container apps and migrate docker skills directly to the app service. It offers DevOps optimization capabilities too that can help you set up continuous integration and deployment across different environments. You can use it to run and scale Linux as well as Windows applications.
Many companies may have built processes and workflows over a period of time. It can be a cumbersome process to integrate these multiple processes to work together.
Azure provides capabilities to connect applications and services, be it on-premise or on the cloud. Microsoft Azure integration services help you develop a business-wide solution with integrated data, apps, and processes.
Also, Azure has a marketplace known as Microsoft Azure Marketplace that allows users to use thousands of popular third-party apps that can help businesses customize solutions as per their unique requirements. You can also publish your app on the Microsoft Azure marketplace and become a part of the Microsoft marketplace ecosystem.
Microsoft Azure is also compatible and provides seamless integration with other Microsoft native apps like Power BI, Business Central, Office 365, etc. These integrations further strengthen the value that a business can derive from using Azure.
Azure provides a wide range of security tools that can help you prevent, detect, and react to any threats to the resources. Microsoft has a team of experts that look after the security and maintenance of Azure cloud infrastructure. It also provides configurable security options that allow companies to customize security as per their deployment and business requirements.
It adheres to security controls for ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC3, FedRAMP, HITRUST, MTCS, IRAP and ENS. Azure provides businesses to streamline their compliance through more than 90 compliance offerings. It includes over 50 regions and countries.
Azure is the first cloud provider to provide a native disaster recovery solution for global disaster recovery across continents for any Azure region. Azure public cloud has a native-public cloud disaster recovery portfolio of zone-to-zone disaster recovery, within-continent disaster recovery, and global disaster recovery.
It enables the business to function uninterrupted during both planned and unplanned outages. Azure has a global network presence and offers the companies an option to replicate and fail applications in any Azure region of their choice.
Azure provides you with an option to pay based on your consumption, i.e., you pay as per the compute resources you use.
The security and maintenance of Azure are taken care of by Microsoft experts. Hence the business can manage its apps with the help of a lean IT team. Microsoft also manages the backup and hardware infrastructure for all the data hosted on Azure servers.
The available updates to Azure are trackable through their update management module. The IT team can install updates in a planned phase-wise manner. Also, these updates are compatible with the previous versions of instances, and hence the applications run without any negative impact.
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