The cloud is transforming how businesses consume IT today by offering consumption-based resources and services that can scale up or down as needed.
Microsoft Azure makes it easy to scale up or down as your business needs change – you can save time, effort and money on back-up, disaster recovery, and security management workloads.
As part of our series of examining the detail behind the buzzword of ‘cloud’, we’ve put together a few easy to get started in moving your data to the cloud.
- Data back-up: With Azure back-up solutions, you can protect your data and applications to avoid costly business interruptions or to meet compliance requirements. Securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud—reducing cost and complexity, while achieving efficiency and scalability.
- Disaster recovery: Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. So, be ready with a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery for all your major IT systems—without the expense of secondary infrastructure.
- Security: With an increase in security breaches and cybercrimes, companies are rightfully concerned about the security of their data in the cloud. Azure has several industry-leading options for managing and monitoring your assets.
Microsoft have also cited a McKinsey study that found SMBs are able to reduce costs by as much as 50% by moving to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. And, according to AMI research, roughly one quarter of small businesses and one half of mid-sized businesses plan to shift their budgets to more cloud spending over on-premises spending.
Check out this short video on how Azure Cloud can help your business from a security standpoint.
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