Azure is a cloud platform that offers more than 200 different products and services. Users can use Azure to store resources such as email, networking, storage, data, software and applications, data management and processing, data analytics and analysis. this means that users can run all these projects without owning powerful servers and hardware.
Microsoft Azure provides all types and levels of cloud. From providing infrastructure called IaaS to providing environments and software such as SaaS and PaaS:
The first type is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): In the IaaS, you pay to use the server, Virtual Machine, Storage, and Network. This means that only the following two classes are provided, hardware and virtualization.
The second type is the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): in the PaaS, you pay to use on-demand services for developing software, including testing, delivering, and managing software applications, the user is only worried about the software and data, the other four classes will be provided by the cloud.
The third type is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): In the SaaS, you pay monthly to use specific software, such as Microsoft Office programs within Microsoft 365. This means that you don't worry about anything, and you are just doing your work, and the cloud provides you with everything.
FAQs about Microsoft Azure:
Is Azure secure? Yes, security and privacy are foundational for Azure. Microsoft is committed to the highest levels of trust, transparency, and standards conformance.
How can Azure help if I outsource my IT? Yes, most IT managers around the world use Azure to deploy, manage, and support customers’ existing solutions, and to offer ready-made or custom solutions.
Is Azure only for large organizations? No, Azure is suitable for all types of small, medium and large organizations and businesses.
Is it only for Windows apps and services? No, Azure supports all modern technologies like Oracle systems, as well as open source ones like Linux. So you can use the technology and tools that are right for you and you like.
Will Azure really save me money? Yes, in Azure the cost is based on usage meaning you only pay for what you use. There are multiple payment methods on Azure so you can use what suits you.
Azure compared to other clouds? Azure is the only hybrid cloud, with multiple security layers and the largest number of data centers in the world which is more than 200 data centers. Here you can see Azure datacenters around the world in 3D. For example, if you want to use Windows Server and SQL Server on Amazon AWS Cloud, it will cost 5 times as much as Azure.
Will Azure work for my industry? Yes, Azure services suit all types of industries and fields by bringing together different products and services in one place.
Will my services stop if they have too many users? This is very unlikely to happen because due to the elasticity of Azure your service will automatically expand or shrink according to usage.
Some of the Microsoft Azure services:
Hosting websites and web applications and supports PHP, Node.js, Python, ASP.net, etc...
Hosting mobile applications for both Android and iOS.
Hosting Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL databases.
Use Azure Active Directory to identify identities and authorize users to access various resources and services.
Create a virtual machine. With both Windows and Linux operating systems.
File server hosting.
Storage for backup.
Media Streaming services.
Install a virtual network and VPN. connect to local servers and create a hybrid environment, some of the servers will be local and some in the Microsoft cloud.
Ability to develop in the cloud using Visual Studio Online.
Use Azure Traffic Manager to control all the requests and visitors to your website.
Whatever Microsoft Azure services you need, you should come to Avesta because we are Azure experts. Avesta Company has Infrastructure(Azure) specialty as a Microsoft Solutions Partner.
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