Microsoft Azure, commonly referred to as Azure, is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centres.
“For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Worldwide.”
Azure Cloud Services is an example of a platform as a service (PaaS). Like Azure App Service, this technology is designed to support applications that are scalable, reliable, and inexpensive to operate. In the same way that App Service is hosted on virtual machines (VMs), so too is Azure Cloud Services.
Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud, has more regions than any cloud provider, delivers unparalleled developer productivity and offers more comprehensive compliance coverage—including meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services provides comprehensive solutions for companies and help them to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives along with leveraging new technologies for the business benefit. Microsoft stands as one among the five Cloud market leaders that provide Infrastructure as a service [IaaS], Platform-as-a-Service [PaaS] and Software-as-a-Service [SaaS].
“According to Forbes, Microsoft leads worldwide market share of over 17% and Enterprise adoption of Microsoft Azure increased significantly from 43% to 58% attaining a 35% CAGR.”
More than 50% of Fortune 500 companies across the globe are using Microsoft Azure to drive their business. MS Azure cloud services help enterprises to rapidly build, deploy, and manage simple to complex applications with ease. Azure supports a wide range of programming languages, frameworks, operating systems, databases, and devices, allowing enterprises to leverage the tools and technologies they trust.
The 6 Advantages of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services are:
- Data Security
- Cloud Security Centre
- Integrated Delivery Pipeline
- Disaster Recovery
- Analytics Solution
Azure provides customers with strong data security, both by default and as customer options. Azure Key Vault helps customers easily maintain control of keys that are used by cloud applications and services to encrypt data. Azure Disk Encryption enables customers to encrypt VMs.
2.Cloud Security Centre
Azure Security Centre is a unified infrastructure security management system that strengthens the security posture of your data centres and provides advanced threat protection across your hybrid workloads in the cloud – whether they’re in Azure or not – as well as on-premises.
Gartner predicts public cloud revenue will grow 6.3% just in 2020 for a total revenue close to $258 billion U.S., up $15 billion from last year.
3.Integrated Delivery Pipeline
Azure DevOps provides the CI/CD pipeline, starting with a Git repository for managing your application source code and infrastructure code (ARM templates), a Build system for producing packages and other build artefacts and a Release Management system for setting up a pipeline to deploy your changes through dev, test and production environments.
Scaling is the adaptability of the system to the changed amount of workload or traffic to the web application. One of the great features of Azure service is its ability to auto-scale according to the demands of the application usage.
Azure analytics services enable you to use the full breadth of your data assets to help build transformative and secure analytical solutions at enterprise scale. Fully-managed services like Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, Data Factory, Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics help you easily deploy solutions for BI and reporting, advanced analytics and real-time analytics. Transform your data into timely insights through stunning Power BI visualizations for everyone in your organisation.
Azure offers an end-to-end backup and disaster recovery solution that is simple, secure, scalable and cost-effective – and can be integrated with on-premises data protection solutions. The Azure backup and disaster recovery solution is simple to architect, cloud-native, highly available and resilient.