Storing Data in the Cloud? Azure is an Industry Leader

Are you thinking about moving your servers to the cloud? Are you wondering if moving to the cloud is the right decision for your business? We actually get a lot of questions on this very topic, particularly when a company is facing the purchase of new servers or an upgrade to their Microsoft Exchange. The cloud can make a lot of sense, but it is not for everyone. At Innovia, we want to help you decide if moving to Azure is the right path for your business.

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So What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. In a more simple definition it means your data is stored in servers in someone else’s building that you can access remotely anytime, anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. These servers are backed by the billions of dollars Microsoft has spent in research and development. You simply won’t find a more secure, robust, reliable cloud than Microsoft Azure.

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Why Should my Business Consider the Cloud?

So why should you consider making the move to the cloud?  Here are a few of the key reasons.

  • Moving to the cloud allows you to focus on your core business rather than managing an IT business. Managing your own servers and internal network takes a lot of financial resources and labor that you could be repurposing to other facets of your business.
  • Upgrading your servers can be a costly task. If you are already looking into adding more servers because you need access to more space than you might as well take the next step and see if the cloud is the right fit for you.
  • Deploying and maintaining appropriate security for your servers is becoming increasingly complex, not to mention expensive in an ever increasing environment of cyber threats.

 

Why Azure?

If you decide that the cloud might make sense for your company, then Innovia believes Azure is worth your consideration.  As the fastest growing cloud infrastructure platform, owned and managed by the largest software company in the world; Azure is a strong, secure option for all your cloud needs.

In Microsoft’s own words

“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.”

It is also important to note that Azure is backed with great security that is built from the ground up. All backed by a team of experts, and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments, and startups.

 

How Much does Azure Cost?

Great question. As with most solutions from Microsoft the cost is going to vary based off your specific needs. Microsoft has built a really nice tool to hep you get a really good estimate of cost.  You can find that price calculator here. You can also contact Innovia and we would be happy to have our network engineers help you through the process of determining how much an Azure cloud platform will cost you to deploy and maintain.  We think you will be pleasantly surprised how inexpensive it can be!

 

Contact Us to Learn More about Azure

Reach out to your account manager today to get started with Azure. Don’t have an account manager? Then you can contact us by phone at 800.834.7700 or by emailing sales@innovia.com. We look forward to helping you configure Azure for your businesses unique needs.