Embrace the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

07/01/2015 by Vanick Digital

Embracing the benefits that the Cloud offers can impact the bottom line of your enterprise, and in a fiercely competitive marketplace, every advantage helps.

 The cloud is here to stay and is the most efficient and cost effective way to run your applications. These are challenging but exciting times, so your organization should start moving towards change and adapt to the new way of IT.

At Vanick, we've discovered that Cloud services truly are secure and more efficient. Our clients who have made the switch love it. IT loves it. To the business it means more solutions, less time and less maintenance.

The IT industry is moving towards Cloud-based systems. It's time to start the transition and Vanick can help make that transition easier with solutions like Microsoft Azure.


What is Microsoft Azure?

1) It's open and flexible.

Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java, Node.js; build backends for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Azure supports the same technologies millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.

2) It's built to protect your data.
We know some organizations are still wary of the cloud. That's why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. We were the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union's data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. We also launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. public agencies.

3) It's everywhere.
Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 19 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.

4) It's ready for any business.
From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 57% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise grade SLA's on services, 24x7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring. Customers include 3M, AccuWeather, Condé Nast, Diebold, GE Healthcare, HarperCollins, Heineken, LG, NBC, Pier 1 Imports, Real Madrid, Saab, Samsung, Trek, Xerox… and many, many more.

5) It's economical and scalable.
Azure's pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage, and bandwidth means you're always getting unbeatable price for performance.



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