Azure

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including those for compute, analytics, storage and networking. The Cloud Connectiv team can integrated your corporate network into any Azure region via dedicated circuits or VPN. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications, or run existing applications, in the public cloud. Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Here’s what you can do with Azure

Maximizing Business Potential

Azure management is one of several network infrastructure management services offered in our hybrid network management service. Each infrastructure service package is designed to give you levels of control so you can fine tune your services based on the needs of the infrastructure, business objectives, or geographic location. We can deliver services on your premise, in a shared location, or in AWS or Microsoft Azure. Our infrastructure management expertise allows your organization to focus on new markets, better customer experiences, and increased revenue opportunities without making any changes to your existing investments.

  • Strengthen cloud security and availability with certified technicians monitoring 24×7 system health and network intrusion. We anticipate, avoid and mitigate problems using predictive analytics combined with consistent security maintenance and up-to-date vulnerability patching.
  • Boost customer experience and revenues knowing your infrastructure is available and performing at optimal thresholds. Our Azure certified staff work around-the-clock to monitor and tune your environment to ensure peak performance at all times.
  • Accelerate time to value by shifting your best talent away from operational maintenance to innovation. Through best practices, standardization, and automated rules, we can quickly begin monitoring new workloads to improve production and availability.

Connected Globally, Quickly, Securely

Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.

We have been in your shoes….

Choosing a cloud integrator is not easy. Moving to cloud is a calculated business decision. You need a partner to assure connectivity is the least of your worries. That’s the value the Cloud Connectiv team brings. Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Cloud Connectiv, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. A cloud solution provides companies with a variety of opportunities, with exceptional SLAs and having data secured off-site, providing organizations with added levels of risk management and the chance to invest in betterdeployment times and state-of-the-art services. This can enable IT teams the possibility to explore options such as virtualization and condense the amount of racks and servers required.

1 Closely integrated with other Microsoft tools:
For organizations that are reliant on Microsoft tools like SharePoint (which was recently ranked the No.1 platform for enterprise collaboration), Office 365 and Outlook, investing in a cloud platform that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft products makes sense. Organizations can also use the same virtual machines in Azure that they use on-premises, like Windows and Linux, which further simplifies operations. Many industry experts expect Azure to slowly but surely gain adoption due to this ability to offer users a completely seamless and integrated service package.

2 Excellent, reputable standing:
Microsoft is considered one of the most credible and reliable long-standing brands in history. The company’s technology powers some of the world’s most recognizable and widely used tools such as Skype, Bing and Xbox. For many organizations, especially those smaller in size, this brings a certain security to deploying Azure. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by The Virtualization Practice, the majority of Azure users said they deployed the platform because they considered Microsoft a trusted industry leader.

3 IaaS and PaaS:
As mentioned, Azure boasts an enticing combination of IaaS (managed) and PaaS (unmanaged) services. IaaS enables companies to outsource their cloud computing infrastructure and pay for only for what they use. PaaS allows companies to create their own Web apps and/or software without having to buy and maintain the underlying infrastructure. This enables organizations to customize their cloud software—like Office 365, for example—to meet their exact specifications and requirements. Because Azure is an industry leader in both of these categories, companies can more quickly and easily build, deploy and manage applications.

4 Reliability:
Continuing on point No. 2 listed above, Azure is backed by Microsoft’s growing number of global managed data centers; currently, the company has data centers across 19 regions. Furthermore, the company boasts 99.95 percent availability and 24/7 tech support and health monitoring.

5 Strong BI and analytics support:
Azure provides managed SQL and NoSQL data services and built-in support for digging deeper into data and uncovering key insights for improving business processes and decision making. Specifically, organizations can leverage their SQL Server in the cloud and can use HDInsight, Microsoft Azure’s Apache Hadoop-based cloud service, to build Hadoop clusters to more deeply analyze data.

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