Which services are in Microsoft Azure without a server

What is Microsoft Azure?

Wonder what Microsoft Azure is? In a nutshell: It's Microsoft's cloud platform. Azure contains a constantly growing number of services - consisting of storage space, processor power and easy access options for administrators and end users. Microsoft wants to achieve that the IT in companies can change more flexibly, always work and generally save money.

So if you are looking for a cloud platform to run your applications or entire servers, take a look at Azure.

Azure offers you the most modern infrastructure for your servers

For example, Azure is viewed by Gartner as an industry leader in the area of ​​Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - together with Amazon Web-Services (AWS). The combination of managed and unmanaged services (just as you want them) enables you to manage your applications effectively.

With Azure into the hybrid cloud

In contrast to other cloud providers, with Microsoft you don't have to decide whether your data is with you or in the cloud. Just use both. Thanks to the integration in Windows, you can choose where your data is located and simply connect it. If required, it can be perfectly integrated into Microsoft's server operating systems.

You can flexibly decide where the data should be located, where the backup will be made and what exactly the recovery scenario looks like. For developers, it is also an advantage that you don't have to decide whether something is in the cloud or on-premise with the customer. Just develop and leave this decision to your customers. On-Premise / Hosted? Neither problem with Azure.

Azure is open to all operating systems and programs

Azure supports all operating systems, all languages, tools and frameworks. Whether Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, C # or Java: Use Windows or Linux in the Microsoft Cloud.

The Azure Cloud is always online - anytime

You are probably already familiar with other applications that are operated on the Azure cloud: Skype, Office 365, Bing (the search engine) and Xbox services - to name just a few known ones. Microsoft can offer you 99.95% availability via Azure. Microsoft itself of course also offers 24/7 support and ongoing monitoring of the systems. Microsoft says 57% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure services. That's a big part. But of course smaller companies also use it, like us. Microsoft has deposited references here in case you would like to take a look.

Regional data centers

Sure, what use are servers in the USA to our German customers? No problem, Microsoft has thought of that too and a total of 19 data centers are currently in operation. In this way you can ensure that your users use the server systems in the vicinity. Decide for yourself where your data is located. Since 2017 there has finally been the option to save all data only in Germany. And even without Microsoft access. Please also read the article about Microsoft Cloud Germany.

Here is a video explaining Windows Azure:

Advice and support on Azure from the IT service provider from Hamburg

As a Microsoft silver partner and system house in your region, we would be happy to advise you if you are considering entering the cloud.

We already successfully support companies that use Azure and can therefore help you with empirical values. Since we also use other cloud providers, we are by no means tied to Microsoft: We would like to advise you as a customer in the best possible way, and that includes experience with the various cloud providers - not just Microsoft. The technology used is precisely that which is optimal for our customers from the greater Hamburg area. Talk to us and find out how we can advise your company in the best possible way.

Founder and owner of the company hagel IT-Services GmbH. Passionate about technology, of course, and always looking for improvements.

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