Microsoft Azure now includes over 600 services and its capabilities are still growing and the future possibilities are endless. Microsoft Azure is an ever-growing platform of integrated Cloud Computing services that enable enterprises to handle their private, public, and hybrid cloud IT and computing needs. Many organizations are turning to Azure to develop modern applications, build their IT infrastructure, set up robust backup and recovery options, and manage their identity and users. However, there are some organizations that still don’t fully comprehend the benefits the Microsoft Azure cloud can bring to their business.

Azure is flexible, robust, and fast. It has capabilities that set it apart in the public cloud computing space from any of its competition. Some key benefits to Azure include:

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery: Azure enables data to be backed up in virtually any language, operating system or location. You can set your preferred backup frequency and extent. Through Azure site recovery, you can enhance tape backups and retain up to 99 years of data with minimal to no capital investment and marginal operating costs. You can store up to three copies of your data in three separate locations in an on-premise data center and another three copies in a remote Azure data center. Microsoft invests more than 1 billion annually on Cybersecurity research and development.  Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider.
  • Web and Mobile Application Development: Use the Mobile Apps feature of Azure App Services to rapidly build engaging cross-platform and native apps across platforms; store app data in the cloud or on-premises; send push notifications with Azure Notification Hub; or add your custom back-end logic in C# or Node.js. Use Azure to build mobile apps that consume data from your own datacenter by using Azure Hybrid Connections and VPN. Configure built-in autoscale for Mobile Apps and Notification Hubs to match your app needs.
  • Active Directory Integration: You have the ability to authenticate your customers with Azure Active Directory and enrich your access authorization and identification features. This allows you to more securely connect to on-premises resources like SAP, Oracle, SQL Server, and SharePoint. Azure also uses multi-factor authentication to provide an additional security layer to your applications and data without creating extra hassle for system users.
  • IoT Industry Specific solutions:  Azure is built to help you modernize your business and take advantage of IoT and Industry 4.0 through the Azure IoT hub. You can connect your devices to the cloud and can integrate with existing on-premise or hybrid infrastructure to power data collection. You have the ability to monitor billions of devices and sensors.

2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Give us a call today to learn more about the benefits Microsoft Azure can bring to your business.

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