Introduction to Microsoft Azure

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Hitting a wall with your local server network? Keeping your company’s data on local servers can limit your productivity and your ability to scale your business. When we encounter businesses who’ve reached this stage of frustration with their local servers, it’s likely we’ll recommend a cloud-based solution such as Microsoft Azure.

What Is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud-based server product, where your data is stored remotely on the cloud rather than in a server closet in your office. It offers companies Microsoft’s computing expertise and reliability as well as multilayered security and scalability. Manufacturers, health care organizations, retailers, and financial service providers all use Azure to run their business networks.

How Can Azure Help Me Save Money?

Not only is Azure often more affordable than other cloud-based network options, such as AWS, it can also save you money in the long term. Azure is more than cloud-based storage. It’s powerful software that helps you understand your company’s data better. This can lead to cost savings in other areas of your business. Azure also offers ways to optimize your workloads and your spending on cloud computing to optimize your costs.

Can Microsoft Azure Help My Team Collaborate?

When your company’s data is managed on Azure, it empowers apps, software, and your team to communicate more effectively than is possible on a local server network. You can gather data from across different systems and view and analyze it from a single dashboard. Azure can host and support your favorite collaborative tools, such as Teams, OneDrive, and Outlook, too.

What Does It Take to Migrate to Azure?

Moving your entire network from local servers to the cloud may seem like a big deal, and it is. Fear of the unknown and the work of moving a network to the cloud keeps many companies from taking the plunge.

But with the right support, migrating to Azure or any other cloud-based network can be the move that takes your business to the next level. It can improve your team’s productivity and make it possible for you to scale your business.

Now IT Connects has helped all sorts of businesses move to the cloud. Give us a call or shoot us an email today to learn how we can help you take your business to the next level.