Nearly two thirds of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure for their cloud computing solution and an average of 1,000 customers are signing up every day. The benefits of the cloud are well documented: spinning up virtual machines in minutes, providing scalable and durable cloud storage, and backup and recovery solutions for businesses of all sizes.
However not all cloud solutions are created equal. Here are four reasons more businesses are choosing Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft provides some of the most advanced security technology in the industry so you can be confident your data is safely protected. Microsoft has taken major steps toward ensuring high levels of security within their cloud environment. Your Azure environment is safeguarded with tools like Threat Intelligence, Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Information Protection, and Multi-Factor Authorization. These technologies help you analyze threats in real time, identify and react to suspicious user and device activity on your network, and provide the highest levels of access security.
Microsoft leverages its decades of enterprise software experience to implement and continuously improve security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to securing your cloud environment.
With Azure, you own and control the collection, use, and distribution of your customer data. Microsoft provides in depth information on how they will handle your data. You know how they will manage your data, where it is geographically located, and who has access and on what terms. Microsoft will not disclose your customer data hosted on Azure to a governments or law enforcement except as you direct or where required by law. Only a tiny fraction of a percent of customer data has ever been subject to a government request related to criminal law or national security. This drops to only a handful of enterprise customers who have ever been affected.
High Availability and Scalability
Unlike many other cloud service providers, Azure provides high availability and redundancy because of Microsoft’s vast global footprint. With data centers located in all parts of the world, Azure can offer service level agreements guaranteeing 99.95 percent up time. That amounts to less than five hours of downtime per year.
Like most cloud services, Azure can scale up or down to meet the volatile needs of your business. Azure makes it easy to change the level of computing power needed with a simple mouse click.
Azure offers a pay-as-you go payment plan that allows businesses to have better control over their IT budgets since they purchase only what they need. Using Azure to take advantage of SaaS applications also reduces the costs of infrastructure, maintenance, and management of your IT environment.
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