Why Businesses Are Moving To Microsoft Azure

Choosing the right fit cloud solution for your organisation can be a difficult task. Below we explore why many businesses are opting to move to Microsoft Azure.

The author of this page: Brianna Bracken
Brianna Bracken, Marketing Assistant Jun 22, 2021

Cloud adoption continues to rise across companies of all sizes and in all industries. A continued top priority for IT with on average 30% of all IT budgets allocated to cloud computing in the last few years according to Flexera. Cloud adoption is delivering numerous business benefits and optimising working process. Those who continue to avoid it risk being left behind.

However, choosing the right cloud solution and provider can be a daunting task. With many options on the market, it can be difficult to assess which one would be the best fit for your organisation. Microsoft Azure, a leader in the market is a popular choice for many reasons. Below we explore some of the advantages of migrating to Microsoft Azure.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is greatly important to all businesses and moving to Microsoft Azure can ensure this is covered. Azure offers regional and global back-up options so your business can have the confidence to know it is covered. Moving key workloads and applications to Microsoft Azure can increase business resiliency and can be a critical element of your business’s continuity plan. Microsoft Azure is built to ensure critical applications always stay online even during a disaster. Even a minor outage can put a business at a competitive disadvantage, Azure allows a business to manage failover, replication, and failback from a single and central location.

Increased Scalability

Microsoft Azure allows businesses to easily scale up or down based on business need with no need for restructuring infrastructure. Azure allows users to simply just pay for what they use. Additionally Azure offers increased flexibility and business agility, with the ability to use Azure to develop, test, feedback and retry when developing business applications. This can allow a business to become more innovative and explore new concepts and technologies more easily.

Reduced Cost

Migrating to Microsoft Azure gets rid of the need for a physical server and its associated expenses. Common costs associated with a local server include installation, maintenance, updates and often dedicated IT staff. Cost is a critical consideration for organisations when they are looking to approve IT initiatives or improvements, Microsoft Azure is a cost-effective solution that allows companies to add capacity as needed. While eliminating the need for a large upfront investment in relation to hardware and servers, Azure runs on a monthly subscription basis.

Integration Possibilities

One of the top reasons companies opt for Microsoft Azure is its ability to easily and seamlessly integrate with other essential business applications. With businesses already relying on Microsoft technology such as Microsoft 365 to support other areas of business, it can make working life a lot easier to have an integrated set of business applications. Microsoft 365 is particularly important in light of the rise in remote working. Other integrations such as Power Platform can also help streamline business processes. It is also possible to integrate third-party applications.

Security and Compliance

Research has shown that security is a top concern when considering moving to the cloud. However, adopting a cloud-based solution should provide new business opportunities, not new security risks. Microsoft Azure takes a proactive approach to security, compliance and privacy. Microsoft consistently meets clear privacy and security guidelines in the industry and supports those even in highly regulated industries. Azure offers multi-layer security to each user and offers solutions to help users manage identity validation, access and user controls, network and data security and more.

Migrating to Microsoft Azure does not have to be a difficult and drawn-out process. Azure solution providers can help ease the migration by developing a migration roadmap that keeps your business priorities in mind to ensure you reach the best outcome possible for your business. Contact us today to speak to a solution expert about Azure.

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