Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Here’s what else Azure is…
- It delivers unmatched productivity
- It’s open and flexible
- It works with existing IT
- It’s built to protect your data
- It’s everywhere
- It’s ready for any business
- It’s economical and scalable
- It enables you to unlock insights
Cost and Scalability
You can reduce the cost of IT administration because Avesta Group takes care of the hardware, off-premises. The cost of creating, testing, debugging, and distributing Web-based applications goes down because you have to pay only for the computer processing time and storage space you need at a given time.
Using Azure, allows easy creation of applications that run reliably and scale from 10 to 10 thousand or even 10 million users — without any additional coding. Azure Storage provides scalable, secure, performance-efficient storage services in the cloud. We specify the number of processors for your application or site to use. If the application needs to scale up to meet growing demand, it's easy to change the settings to use more processors. The "pay as you go/pay as you grow" approach lets you bring your new apps to market sooner and respond more quickly to changes in your customers' needs. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage, and bandwidth means you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.
Knowing that security is one of the biggest concerns for companies considering a move to the cloud, Microsoft designed Azure with security in mind. Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. Microsoft was the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. It even launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. public agencies.
Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 19 regions—more countries and regions than the competitors combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance.
If most of your audience is located in Iraq, then Microsoft cloud services are the best choice for outsourcing your company data. And this is becuase the datacenters are located in europe with response time ranging at 50-100 ms. This in contrast to some other cloud providers where they depend on datacenters located in the united states.