A Closer Look at Windows Azure & the Microsoft Cloud

| January 6, 2014

Microsoft Cloud Computing: Successfully Competing with Other Cloud Service Providers

Cloud computing is the latest major craze to strike the world of business technology. It has changed the way many companies do their business online, from web ordering to securely storing confidential customer data. There are so many cloud service providers that it is difficult to know which is best. Ultimately, the best provider will differ for every company based on that business’s particular needs.

This is why it is crucial to do plenty of research before making a final decision. For companies still looking for the right fit, here is a closer look at Windows Azure, the Microsoft Cloud.

What is Windows Azure?

Windows Azure is the Microsoft Cloud platform, which has become known as one of the most flexible and compatible in terms of applications and hardware. Users can download and manage applications, and can also design and create applications in any language that can be used on Microsoft computers around the globe. This is especially good news for international companies with locations in multiple language areas. Azure is also known to be one of the easiest to integrate into existing IT departments, eliminating the need to outsource services for efficiency.

Some of the Most Useful Windows Azure Applications

Apart from the ability to create applications, the most impressive feature of Windows Azure is the host of built-in applications for monitoring and alerting when anything is deemed a risk or has breached the cloud’s security. Their Health Metrics Dashboard monitors and displays the health of every application running in the cloud, so that problems can be found and resolved quickly, and can even be prevented when the dashboard shows unusual activity.

The auto-scale application is another factor that makes Azure one of the top cloud products. Auto-scaling allows the company to increase or decrease the amount of space and bandwidth they use as their business grows or shrinks, so they are always getting the most for their money.

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