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7 best Azure services and how they can help your business

Today’s digital environment is evolving rapidly, and companies that do not adapt risk being left behind. The challenges and demands of the market are forcing businesses to adapt more rapidly than ever before.

It’s no secret that cloud computing is the future of enterprise technology and one of the fastest growing, with public cloud spending predicted to reach $480 billion this year.

Almost every company wants to leverage the cost benefits and flexibility of the cloud to improve efficiency, reduce capital expenditures, and enable their personnel to function anywhere in the world. Azure has the solutions to help you do the same for your company.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the top 7 Azure services and how they can help your business.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a cloud computing platform built and managed by Microsoft. It’s designed for businesses of all sizes, and it’s used to host web applications and websites, data analytics solutions, and much more. Azure is built on a global network of data centres, allowing you to host your applications in any one of them. By using Azure, you can utilise your computer’s hardware to its fullest potential by storing your data on its servers. As a result, your computer’s hardware is available for more important tasks, and you do not have to pay for the number of resources it would consume if its data remained on-site.

1.   Azure Active Directory

Azure AD is a directory service that allows you to manage user identities and access permissions across multiple applications and devices. Because Azure AD stores user account information in the cloud, organisations can more easily sign up new customers and log them into corporate systems. In addition, Azure AD allows enterprises to implement more scalable and secure authentication solutions by letting applications use the same user database for sign-in.

2.   Azure Backup

You can safeguard your data against loss by backing up with Azure Backup. The agent and the cloud are the two main components of Azure Backup. The agent runs on the computer that stores your data, continually copying it to Azure Backup. The cloud can be used to manage your backups, set schedules, and more.

3.   Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is a suite of software that allows you to build, deploy, and maintain your applications and data. It provides built-in tools for collaboration, builds and releases automation, and application monitoring. You may use it to keep track of job items, release plans, and other project information. DevOps is built on the principles of collaboration and continuous delivery and focuses on user-friendliness for both team and individual users. As the number of individuals involved in software creation increases, it is increasingly critical to make sure that everyone works together properly.

4. Azure Virtual Machines (VM)

With Azure Virtual Machines, you can create a VM that meets your unique demands. Virtual machines are an excellent method to host applications, databases, and other services on Azure. They can be used to scale applications or data to meet increased demand, or as an alternative location to protect against downtime.

5. Azure Blob Storage

Blob storage is a cost-effective, highly scalable object storage solution that can be used to store huge amounts of data such as files, photos, videos, and more. It’s suited for scenarios that need frequent data access and high performance, scalability, and availability. You can store and access data on your phone, tablet, or computer—even when you’re not connected to the internet—using cloud storage. Securely share data with other people in a corporate network.

6. Azure Logic Apps

Logic Apps is a cloud-based platform that enables you to connect your data, services, systems, and applications to create automated business processes based on specific triggers. For example, you may create an automated workflow that sends an email to new customers. Whenever a new client subscribes to your service, a workflow is triggered. Because of its scalability for B2B setups, this platform is popular.

7. Azure Content Delivery Network

Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) caches and delivers data from web applications to users. The CDN makes content (videos, images, and web pages) load faster and prevents users from encountering problems because of poor network connections. In addition to being fast and secure, CDN allows you and your customers to take advantage of your mobile and web application services to enhance productivity and respond to customers.

Get the right Azure services for your business

Cloud computing is the future, and Azure is one of the best ways to modernise your IT infrastructure and improve your company’s operations. By using Microsoft Azure, you can leverage your existing hardware to build powerful applications, safeguard sensitive information, and automate business procedures. The Azure consultants at INTELLIWORX can help you migrate to the cloud, identify the right Azure services for your company, and maintain your entire cloud infrastructure to ensure maximum performance.

Shane Maher

We passionately work on the IT Infrastructure of mid-tier businesses and support MSPs into cloud services. I have over 17 years of commercial experience that includes supporting and managing IT systems, developing infrastructure solutions, both onsite & in the cloud.

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