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Discover the power of Microsoft Azure: what is it and how does it work?

The world never stops evolving, especially in the dynamic realm of an ISV (Independent Software Vendor). A critical question for any software company is: how do I stay up-to-date? Microsoft Azure, the robust cloud computing platform by Microsoft, provides the answer.

Rinie Huijgen


Rinie Huijgen CTO

Reading time 3 minutes. Published: 15 November 2018

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

1. What is Microsoft Azure?

2. Why choose Azure?

3. How does Microsoft Azure work?

Did you know that more than 90% of the Fortune 500 use Microsoft Cloud? (Source: Microsoft) This proves the reliability and popularity of Microsoft Azure.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform that assists you in building, deploying, and managing applications. Leveraging Microsoft's globally managed data centers, you can easily scale your operations internationally. Instead of purchasing, managing, and maintaining a local server, you can host your application in the cloud. However, Azure is much more than just a distributed data center. It also offers a wide range of services, including Internet of Things (IoT), Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Big Data.

Why Azure?

There are several key reasons to utilize Microsoft Azure, including speed, scalability, and cost reduction. Azure provides a flexible infrastructure that allows you to scale up and down in minutes. This enables you to easily adapt your application to your business needs. Whether your company experiences unexpected growth or contraction, Azure seamlessly scales with you, and you can immediately observe the financial impact. This makes it the perfect solution for the fast-evolving economy and the dynamics of modern businesses.

Moreover, Azure grants access to both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), as well as Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling you to quickly deliver new and innovative features to your users. With Azure, you pay only for what you use, and costs are always transparent, eliminating any surprises.

How does Microsoft Azure work?

But how does Microsoft Azure actually work? What happens when you migrate your current services to the cloud, and what about governance? The following video explains:

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