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Think Ahead with Microsoft Azure!

Donna Mills

Donna Mills About The Author

Jan 16

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The way we handle our IT solutions has a direct impact on how we handle business, growth, and disaster.

How do we build solutions now that will work later? By building solutions that can evolve over time!

The need to build forward-thinking solutions with existing hardware is why understanding Microsoft Azure is key to your next step.

Last post, we talked about “Why Microsoft Azure?," discussing why it is our cloud solution of choice and the merits of its security, support and cost. This post, we’re getting a little more technical and talking about IaaS and PaaS, the two basic services Azure offers users.

Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform. Users can buy service for storage, hosting, or running application on-demand from its global network of datacenters houses servers, storage, and software. It supports the largest number of operating systems, devices, databases languages, and tools.  Azure’s primary options are IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service).

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Making Moves

Depending on your business, one of the above may be more appealing than the other. Learning about both should help you see how your current solutions can benefit from Azure’s features.

Even for those of us with infrastructure in place, there are excellent options to leverage our on-site assets, benefit from off-site infrastructure and still be thinking 5 years ahead.

Learn more about Azure as you think ahead! We recommend reading Microsoft's Get Started Guide for more info!

You can also contact us with questions or to discuss an Azure-readiness assessment!


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