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Benefits of Azure Cloud Series: Scalability with Consumption-based Computing

A basic tenet of any business plan is, “If you’re not using it, why pay for it?” There’s no reason this shouldn’t extend to your organizations IT department, and with the Microsoft Azure’s consumption-based computing model, you only pay for what you use. For several decades, the traditional IT model was based on capital expenses for equipment purchases and expenses associated with operating and maintaining it. This model required organizations to purchase the asset upfront, deploy it on-premise and keep up with the maintenance. Companies like yours are moving away from this model, however, due to rapid changes in technology and demands from consumers like you deeming it pricey and inefficient. The new IT model is in the form of consumption-based computing.

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These new IT consumption models are gaining ground by allowing businesses to pay for usage when and as they need it. This can lead to a reduction or elimination of capital expenses and maintenance and upgrade costs, causing many businesses to move toward the consumption-based computing model. Consumption-based computing delivers organizations with the exact amount of hardware, software and support when and as needed. Long gone are the days of paying a higher price point for an expansive product that you might only use parts of.

Microsoft Azure makes it easy to scale computing power up or down with nothing more than the click of a button. Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing allows SMB’s to better manage their IT budgets by allowing them to purchase only what they need. Also, the cloud environment allows businesses to launch customer applications and internal apps in the cloud, which saves on infrastructure costs, reduces hardware and lessens the maintenance burden on in-house IT management.

2W Tech is a Tier I Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner that can guide your organization through your Microsoft Azure deployment. We also can help you better understand the benefits of consumption-based computing. Contact us today to get started.

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