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How Azure and the Cloud Work Together
Mon, 3 Aug 2020
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As a business, there are needs that are imperative to ensure success, which include data safety, remote options, and adaptability. How Azure and the Cloud work together is a relationship that helps create an atmosphere that encompasses all of that. Azure helps you collaborate with remote users and the Cloud allows you flexibility, safety from data loss, and more. Using both gives businesses a seamless, flexible alternative.
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It's the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.
This is the area where applications run locally. Then, the servers inside the Microsoft data center store the related data.
The SQL services provide an advantage of cloud-based methods for saving the data in the cloud. The data services reveal both SOAP and REST interfaces as data access approaches.
This is the same as found in Microsoft Windows. The only difference is the extension to support on-site applications and cloud applications.
This area is where code is connected by developers in the Windows Live platform, then transfer to the Cloud. This allows integration, connection, and synchronizing code. Other advantages are that resources to include a URL address is allowed and a variety of programming languages are supported.
The Cloud Advantages
With Cloud-based workflow, teams work any place and at any time. Documents are editable, shareable, and accessible - even in remote locations. Updates are in real time and collaborations are fully transparent.
Along with increased collaboration where remote work was mentioned, this is a definitive advantage. Simply put, Cloud computing allows team members to work anywhere - and this includes telecommuting. As long as you have an Internet connection, the resources are available. In fact, you are typically not hampered by which device you use with the implementation of various apps.
Automatic Software Updates
One of the major benefits of the Cloud is automatic software updates. Instead of using precious work time to update your system, regular software updates are implemented off-site. This leaves you free to focus on other important tasks and there is never an issue with conflicting software or having to wait for an update to take place.
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Software as a Service (SaaS)
The Cloud user experience should respond easily to trends including collaboration, social, mobility, and more.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
The platform should have innovative future technology, empower to build new solutions, enable existing products, support analytics, integration, mobile, and development, and lead to one platform going forward.
The integration should be seamless and cross delivery models.
Infrastructure as a Service
The Cloud platform offered must have a solid infrastructure, and in addition be open enough to handle and support heterogeneous environments from a variety of vendors.
Ask about innovating current solutions and getting them into the Cloud. Also find out the capability in implementing mission critical cloud solutions and how integration between cloud and cloud, cloud and on-premise and cloud and 3rd party as well as hybrid cloud landscapes are managed.
Find out data center strategy, data security efforts, how the systems are hardened, and any certifications as well as the internal risk framework.
This simply focuses on the shared resources. However, there are three parts of those to question - Is your vendor using multi-tenant with identical schemas, custom schemas, or a hybrid approach?
Your Cloud Managed Service Provider
Credexo is your Cloud management service provider to help you through this transition. This is the digital way of running the business that makes your work life easier, more secure, and flexible.
If you are ready to take the next step and find out how Azure and the Cloud work together to your advantage, contact us so we can help you get started on seamless integration.