Microsoft Azure: what is it and how does it work?

The world never stands still, especially in the world of an ISV. So a key question for a software company is: how do I stay up-to-date? Microsoft Azure can help you do just that.

Did you know that more than 90% of the Fortune 500 use Microsoft Cloud? (Source: Microsoft)

But what is Microsoft Azure?
Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, you can use it to build, deploy and manage your application. You can scale internationally through Microsoft's global network of managed data centers. By using Microsoft's cloud services, you no longer have to buy, manage and maintain a local server yourself but you can host your application in the cloud. But Azure is much more than a distributed data center. Azure also offers services such as; Internet-of-Things, Azure Kubernetes Services, Artificial intelligence, and Big Data. From computing to machine learning, within Microsoft Azure, this is always available, anywhere you are.

How does Microsoft Azure work?
This probably sounds great, but how does Microsoft Azure actually work? What happens when I move my current services to the cloud and what about my governance? This video explains most of it:

Why Azure?
The important reasons to use Microsoft Azure are; speed, scalability, and cost reduction. Microsoft Azure offers an infrastructure where you can scale up and down within minutes. This means that you can easily adapt it to the needs of your business. Does your company scale up unexpectedly? Azure scales with it. When shrinking or growing, you can immediately see the financial impact. The perfect solution for our current, fast-paced economy and the dynamics of today's business.

In addition, access to both infrastructure and services on Azure ensures that you can quickly deliver new and innovative features to users. Also, you pay after the fact according to usage and this is transparent at all times so you are never faced with unexpected costs.

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