One of the hardest steps for many businesses is determining which cloud service you’re going to choose. The main players in the business are Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud Platform. For businesses, you want to make sure you choose one and stick with it. After all, that’s where all of your business data and information are going to be stored.
As die-hard computer nerds, our crew at Atiba likes them all! But, we’ve found a lot of people like to go with Azure.
Let’s say that your business is running daily reports and 25 out of the 30 days of the month, these reports are normal and require minimal computing power. However, on those other five days, you notice a huge uptick in reporting which requires an influx of computer power.
Azure makes it simple to scale your computer power depending on your needs. Just how easy do they make it? You only have to click a button.
While some of Microsoft’s other tools may not be as flashy or simple to the everyday user, Azure makes it easy for you to scale your power based on your business needs.
We rely so much on technology and we need our devices and items to be working all the time.
Azure goes a step further and offers a service level agreement, or SLA, guaranteeing 99.95% of uptime over the course of the year. That’s about 4.5 hours of downtime for the entire year.
That’s because Microsoft has data centers all around the globe, meaning that their services are guaranteed to be up and running whenever you need them.
Another reason Azure has been a favorite with many of our clients is that it offers a pay-as-you-go pricing option. This means that small and medium-sized businesses can finetune their budgets and only use as much of the cloud as they need to.
Plus, costs can be reduced because both customer applications and internal apps can be launched in the cloud. This will save money on IT infrastructure while also lowering any costs of hardware and overall maintenance.