Using cloud technologies to optimize IT infrastructure maintenance costs, increase its availability and reliability has become the main ideology of digital business transformation.
Indeed, transferring the center of gravity of the company's infrastructure to the cloud allows for a relatively small cost to significantly increase the efficiency of the IT component of the company's business. This especially applies to the transfer of storage of particularly valuable data to the cloud, the organization of communications within the company, the temporary placement of computing power and temporary environments for application development.
In addition, transferring data, communications and part of the work processes to the cloud saves the business from serious threats related to data theft, unauthorized access to the company's physical office, data damage, temporary lack of communication or electricity in the office.
By shifting the responsibility for eliminating these threats to the cloud service provider, the company frees up resources and time to focus on business goals.
Advantages of switching to cloud technologies
- Savings - using the cloud, you always control and forecast your IT infrastructure costs, the principle of using a subscription transfers IT infrastructure maintenance costs from capital to operational
- Speed - deployment and configuration of services in Microsoft Azure takes a few minutes
- Mobility — availability of data and services at any time, from anywhere in the world and on any device
- Security — Your data is protected by a contract with a cloud provider and SLA (Service License Agreement) — from 99.95 to 99.9% availability of services
- Ease of licensing – You always use the latest versions of Microsoft products
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There are several scenarios for using cloud technologies in companies and corporations.
The main scenarios of using cloud technologies
Infrastructure as a service
As part of the transformation of the IT department and business as a whole, ensuring data security, high performance of services and development of IT employees, leading global companies choose the scenario of migration (or creation) of infrastructure from classic servers to the Microsoft Azure platform. Thus, removing the task of constantly updating and maintaining the hardware park.
A number of business areas are critically dependent on the need to have some services in their own server room. But the IT infrastructure has a lot of services that can easily be moved to the cloud. Thus, Hybrid infrastructures are created — when part of the services is in the cloud, and part is on its own server capacities.
Hybrids are also quite popular in situations where the existing hardware needs to increase capacity, and the cloud allows it to be done in the shortest possible time.
Reserve site (site)
Another popular scenario of using Microsoft Azure — this is the creation of a backup site based on services. MS Azure technologies allow you to quickly and safely create a backup copy of your infrastructure, and in the event of failure of one or more servers, ASR technology (Azure Site Recovery) will quickly restore similar services on the cloud platform with the most up-to-date data.
In fact, there are many different scenarios for using Microsoft Azure, thanks to the large number of services, capabilities and flexibility of the platform.