Microsoft Azure provides a cloud computing platform through which the
users are in a place to build, test, as well as deploy and manage applications and services making use of worldwide data centers of Microsoft. Without investments in hardware or servers, the user can rent from Microsoft, considering the required usage and consumption.
On migrating to the cloud, with the help of Azure, the unique and differentiated value can be availed. Today, in Azure, there are unique offers, apart from transparent and competitive pricing, as well as free cost management tools.
Through Azure, we can add cloud capabilities to an existing network by
using PaaS the Platform as a service model, or by asking the Microsoft
to do all the computing and network tasks by using the Infrastructure as
a Service (IaaS). This will make sure secure and reliable access to
cloud-hosted data from the proven architecture of Microsoft Azure
provides many products and services that are convenient and easy. It is
cost-effective, and the major uses of Microsoft Azure are:
The primary use for any organization is storage. Instead of budgeting
for capital expenditure in hardware plus heating, power, and cooling,
Azure can be used as a storage solution. The payment depends on the need and removes redundancy costs. Azure is useful for file storage, disk storage, and virtual machines. Another useful feature here is the option of back-up and disaster recovery. The data can be restored in the Cloud until a new server arrives.
Web and Mobile Apps
Microsoft Azure enables easy creation of applications and testing plus
deploying in the Cloud. The Azure Web Apps easily and quickly enable
you to set up various online applications and tools without resorting to writing a line of code. There is a facility to use different programming languages like Python .NET, Java, and PHP. Also, Developers can access many pre-built APIs and connect to Office 365 Cloud services.
Data and Analytics
Azure also enables the processing of data quickly and on-demand bypassing the managing of infrastructure. Furthermore, through it, businesses can gain intelligence and deploy predictive analytics solutions.
Internet of Things
These days the Internet of Things has achieved a fast pace and is growing
rapidly. Through Azure, we can use IoT hub for connecting and managing a range of devices and also access real-time data. This will help to set up reliable communication among the different devices. Apart from these, there is Networking, AI, and Cognitive Services, as well as Security and Identity tools.
Another feature is Creating an own blog quickly. It involves the
steps of signing up first for Azure, and then following all the instructions
to set up.
Administrating your own forum for conducting a class or setting up a
forum for a topic of interest is easy. One can set up a popular web
forum or bulletin boards ( phpBB).
Moreover one can set up an individual e-commerce website
Creating and managing your own Wiki by using free open-source packages are also possible on Azure. It is useful for creating documentation for a project and allows users to introduce the content on projects and topics of choice.
In Azure there is an easy-to-install Gallery Server, allowing for managing and sharing media (photos, video, and audio) on the web. All it requires is the following instructions for setting up the gallery app through the support of PHP websites written in C#, HTML5, Java, NodeJS, PHP, and Python.
This is followed by publishing open-source-coded websites. After these, there are a few initiatives from Azure to re-use existing Windows Server and SQL Server investments in the cloud, and the virtual machines can be created in a short time. The VMs are in a position to host apps and services like they reside in your own data center.
Organizations can also use Azure Active Directory Domain services Added benefits
Azure has a built-in high-availability combined with disaster recovery
options to make sure resilience for any type of workload. There are leading to infrastructure investments leading to a good performance and top security, and cost-effective services for keeping the applications running in planned or unplanned outages.
Today many of the organizations will be in a hybrid state with investments spanning multiple environments for the future. Everyone is opting for flexibility to extend on-premises investments and leverage them as they move to the cloud.
A wide range of services and features
Azure provides automated load balancing and infrastructure maintenance and helps in time utilization also. Moreover, the migration of the database reduces the overhead of management and database administration (patching, high availability setup, and access control) and requires no change to existing web applications and databases.
Azure is the best way to get full visibility into the aggregated logs and infrastructure metrics and through it the organizations are able to react
to opportunities quickly.
Thus, finally, we can say that Azure offers many benefits and is an ideal
option in this troubled time.