When businesses are asked why they haven’t moved to the Cloud yet, they voice some common concerns like the Cloud being too expensive, possible disruption to the business upon migration, etc. The list goes on and on. And it’s no surprise that, as a result, these businesses rather play it safe by relying on their good old hardware solutions than leaving their ‘comfort zone’ and embracing the positive changes that come with the Cloud. If you’re caught between sticking to old ways and taking the next step towards more digitalization, we might be able to give you that last tiny push you need to realise why migrating to the Cloud is a good idea. Why do you think, according to Right Scale’s annual State of the Cloud Report for 2019, 94% of businesses have already moved to the Cloud? Because the Cloud offers endless possibilities and benefits.

We would like to take all your worries away by introducing you to the wonderful world of the Cloud and one of its leading characters: Microsoft Azure.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is one of the industry-leading cloud platforms that offer different cloud computing solutions: IaaS (Infrastructures as a Software), PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and serverless. The platform helps businesses easily reach their business goals by helping them organize and store data, deploy and manage all their applications on one platform and even increase their cybersecurity.

A major benefit of Microsoft Azure is that it seamlessly integrates with all Microsoft products, making it a popular choice for businesses that already use Microsoft technologies.

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Benefits of Azure

Seamless integration is not the only benefit that Microsoft has got in store, here are some other perks of the popular cloud platform that can help transform your business and reach all your business goals:

Cyber Security

With Microsoft Azure’s multi-layered security approach, you don’t have to worry about your data getting lost or stolen. Security tools like Threat Intelligence, Advanced Threat Analytics, and Multi-Factor Authorization help keep your business protected from data breaches, cyber threats, and everything else that could put your data at risk.

High Availability

Microsoft is among the five largest tech companies in the world and therefore has more than 200 data centres across 34 countries, meaning you don’t have to worry about availability issues that can come with single data centres. The chance of an outage is very low.


Azure is based on a pay-as-you-go pricing model, meaning you only pay for what you need. This can help you manage your budget more efficiently and reduce in-house IT costs for the management, maintenance, and replacement of on-premise hardware. Migrating to the Cloud is a much more cost-effective solution for businesses as it allows you to access more resources, as and when you need them, without having to pay extra.


Businesses continuously go through changes, so they need flexible options to up or downsize their systems. Azure allows businesses to easily scale up or down depending on how much data storage space they need. If your business grows, so does your Cloud, without any additional costs.

Disaster Recovery & Compliance

Industries like the finance or health sector where data protection is critical, choose Azure because they know that Microsoft will do everything to keep sensitive data safe. With its advanced disaster recovery system and many compliance certifications, Azure will make sure to keep your operations running and help you stay compliant, should things ever go wrong.

Migrating to the Cloud can have numerous benefits for your business, and if you decide to take the next step and enjoy the brilliant features of Microsoft Azure, our expert team will happily guide you through your migration journey and help you with every step along the way.

In the meantime, give our helpful eBook The SME’s guide to a Cloud-enabled workplace a read to get to grips with everything Cloud-related and prepare for your Cloud migration journey.

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