3 Components to Understand Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services with more than 450 services spanning from analytics, computing, database, mobile apps, networking, storage, web, to name a few, that developers and business professionals use to build and deploy new applications and solutions. Azure provides an extensive developer ecosystem with tools and technologies to reduce acquisition and operating costs, providing you the opportunity to focus on innovation instead of building the infrastructure.
As your business grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to meet the challenges of uncertain growth requiring applications that can scale with your latest business requirements. From the simplest to the most complex, Azure lets you deploy hundreds of application scenarios in minutes. With platform capabilities for computing, networking, storage, data, and more the possibilities are endless.
There are three flexible options available in Azure cloud. Infrastructure as a Service or “IaaS” refers to virtual computers, networks, and servers, located in the Azure environment instead of on-premise or at a colocation facility. Platform as a service or “PaaS” refers to a software-built platform that includes a managed operating system such as a SQL database. And Software as a Service or “SaaS” is software that is published over the Internet such as Microsoft 365.
With IaaS, it’s possible for enterprises to maintain operational control while leveraging third-party infrastructure providers to deliver public cloud services on their terms. IaaS focuses more on the applications and business processes rather than managing the physical infrastructure. The most common use for IaaS includes essential virtual computing, storage, networking, server, and more based on your need when you need it.
Be on the same page as your co-workers no matter where they are. With SaaS, you harvest all the benefits of the cloud, such as security and cost savings without the upfront investment in operating systems, software, or hardware. Plus, you can access apps from any device including your PC at the office, your smartphone at the airport, and your tablet on a train. And with 24/7 support and 99.99% uptime, you’ll stay on track, on time, and in sync.
PaaS makes it simple to deploy, manage, and scale enterprise-grade apps and databases without having to worry about the underlying hardware or operating system. You can focus on writing code that meets your business needs and redeploy apps instantly with just a push of the button. PaaS gives you cloud independence enabling you to select the geographic location best suited for your application while maximizing performance and minimizing costs.
You can do just about anything on Microsoft Azure as you would in a physical data center. With more flexibility and scalability, it is the perfect hybrid IT solution for any business. Dalechek’s Azure MSP can assist in the journey getting you the results you require. We are proud to be a Microsoft Gold Partner with Microsoft Certified experts on staff to help with all your Azure needs.