Top 5 Benefits of Microsoft Azure for Business

Microsoft is the leading provider of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions sold under the Azure umbrella. Azure allows you to build, deploy, and manage apps more quickly and easily without having to buy and/or maintain the underlying infrastructure. Azure’s integrated cloud resources meet all your security and compliance requirements while being easily customizable for a company’s unique needs.

Estimated to be the second-largest IaaS and PaaS service provider worldwide, Azure has the additional advantage of being fully integrated with all Microsoft products. For those with an existing Microsoft infrastructure, Azure perfectly complements your existing software and applications. Flexible, cost-effective, and at the cutting edge of technology, Azure is the preferred solution for businesses looking to grow and stay ahead of the competition.

5 Key Benefits of Microsoft Azure

Azure provides a number of benefits for businesses. For example:

  1. Perfect for small businesses and established enterprises — Azure is designed for every business regardless of size, from the local bakery to multi-national corporations. It’s easily scalable to meet your IT demands and operates on a pay-as-you-go pricing model to meet any budget. Since businesses can launch and store internal and external applications in the cloud, it also saves on in-house IT costs, including hardware and maintenance.
  2. Complements and expands your current IT infrastructure — Azure allows your IT personnel to focus on your business without having to worry about in-house capabilities or maintaining equipment that is over-taxed or underused. The platform makes it fast and easy to deploy your current apps with little to no downtime. An integrated development environment reduces the learning curve, allowing teams to master the platform quickly. Additionally, the platform has a footprint in more countries than Google or Amazon, providing faster content delivery while optimizing the user experience. Azure is scalable to grow with your company, and you pay for only what you need.
  3. Leading the way with IaaS and PaaS — At the forefront of IaaS and PaaS, Azure offers rapid deployments. The hybrid cloud environment allows companies to select whether they operate autonomously or utilize a public cloud. You are also able to decide the level at which you are connected to the internet, if at all. Meet all your IT and service needs without having to maintain the underlying infrastructure.
  4. Security, compliance, and disaster recovery — Microsoft understands the importance of security and has designed Azure to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to protecting your data. Azure has many compliance certifications and is a top choice of high-risk industries such as health care and government to provide cloud services. Both the platform and end users are protected. Additional services such as multi-factor authentication and sophisticated disaster recovery abilities that can restore data in a matter of hours further address business needs.
  5. Industry-specific applications — Due to the high-risk and sensitive nature of certain industries, Azure has designed specific applications to address unique needs. Government, health care, manufacturing, and financial services benefit greatly from Azure’s many features, including offline cloud services, individualized security needs, simplified compliance, and modernized customer apps.

    Microsoft Azure expertise

    At ProTech, we’ve designed multiple courses to assist businesses in accomplishing their goals and objectives. Our classes can be taken in a variety of delivery formats to best suit your needs. Our experts know Microsoft Azure inside and out and understand how it integrates with other Microsoft products. We can assist you in taking your business to the next level regardless of your knowledge and experience with the platform.

    ProTech’s Azure courses include:

  6. MOC 10979 D: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  7. MOC 27100 - Microsoft Azure Infrastructure & Development
  8. MOC 27200 - Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions
  9. MOC 27300 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
  10. MOC 27301 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design

    You can also find our full list of Azure course offerings here.

    Have questions about cloud computing or Microsoft Azure? Contact me at ProTech Training at 800-373-9188 ext. 112 or by email at:

Published April 1, 2019