Why Azure?

  • February 12, 2017

    At Attunix, we work with customers to select the best services to support their information technology and make it secure.
    It’s our job to know the difference between a trend and solutions worth adopting.

    In this cloud market, we recommend Microsoft Azure. They’re an efficient, secure, flexible, and cost-effective method for data storage, IT infrastructure, disaster recovery and Business continuity.

    Azure is an open and flexible platform that provides all the building blocks to quickly build, deploy, and manage cloud-based solutions. Azure offers a wide range of usage-based services across applications, compute, storage, and network. You can build applications using any language, tool, or framework on a fully automated self-service platform that enables the provisioning of scale-able resources within minutes. The following are a few great examples of Azure-based solutions Attunix is providing today:

    How these solutions are delivered is where we do our best work.

     

    Attunix sets focus on the right cloud solution per client focusing on the balance of high opportunity and low cost and hassle.

    Whether beginning your move to the cloud or building out an existing solution, we’ll help provide the information needed to make a qualified and educated decision about Microsoft Azure and how it can best fit your cloud requirements.

    Azure’s Security outstrips its competitors by taking an “assume breach” approach to its cloud. Its focus on compliance, privacy, and threat detection are hard to beat. Answer the following questions and see if your security stacks up to the features we list below. “What does your security look like? Who runs it and what does it protect?” Does it match:

     

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    • 24/7 global incident response team monitoring servers
    • Certificate and Private Key Management
    • Firewalls, partitioned Local Area Networks, and Network Security Groups

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    • Identity and access management
    • Encryption protected communications
    •  Intrusion detection and distributed denial of  service

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    If you’re interested in a technical summary of 10 critical security functions Azure uses, you can learn more here. For an overview of even more security features, click here.

    In terms of privacy, Azure adheres to the international standard for cloud privacy, ISO 27018, publishes transparency reports, and publishes law enforcement guidelines. Microsoft also tells users about government data requests and requires a warrant for content.

    A lot of customers worry about compliance, but Azure offers guidelines for compliance by service, location, and industry. No matter what Azure option you choose, there’s help.

    Azure offers a wide range of support. We don’t just mean technical or billing support when you need it. IT support comes in the form of automatic patches, security updates, and upgrades. For running workloads, Azure supports the broadest number of cloud solutions, operating systems, software, development languages, and devices.

    Azure integrates with existing Microsoft licenses, SQL servers, and SharePoint. It also supports different OS, development languages, frameworks and third party technologies.

    Cost is up to you. Since Azure is a cloud, you pay for what you’re using and can use more or less. It’s important to work with a professional Microsoft Gold Partner, like Attunix, if you’re looking to build the most reliable and cost-efficient model for your business, based on your specific workloads.

    The ability to research, right-size, ultimately build a secure, efficient and cost-conscious infrastructure makes this a worthwhile move for many—especially when compared to the maintenance and service costs of running infrastructure on-premises.

    Some customers are worried that switching to Azure will mean moving everything they have and stop their search there. Not only is this untrue, but it misses the opportunity to optimize workloads and explore the different Azure options for storage, infrastructure, and deployment. Plus, it’s a huge missed opportunity to develop better disaster recovery and preparedness.

     

    Next week, we’ll start thinking ahead with Azure and look at two forms of Azure that help customers understand what they’re looking for.

    Until then, we’re all about learning more with you. Contact us with questions or read the links in the article to learn more today!

     

    Interested in taking a deep dive into the Azure Marketplace with Attunix? Register now for some of our currently listed (more to come!) upcoming events:

     

    February 15th 10:00am – 11:00 am (PST) Webinar Citrix & Azure Site Recovery
    March 22nd 10:00 am – 11:00 am (PST) Webinar DevTest Labs
    April 19th 10:00 am – 11:00 am (PST) Webinar Migrations to Azure

     

    We understand that every client and workload is unique. Want a more 1:1 approach? Reach out to us now to start your Azure discussion and evaluation or FREE Azure Site Recovery Proof of Concept.

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