Why we use Azure

July 16, 2017,

Our customers expect the very best service seven days a week.

We know you appreciate the importance of backing up your clients’ data. There are numerous storage providers out there, but we believe Microsoft’s cloud computing platform (Microsoft Azure) to be the best for data storage. And in our latest article, we’ve got a great list of compelling reasons why.

Why Azure?
We provide enterprise level online backups exclusively to IT support companies and resellers. Our customers do vital work protecting the systems of blue chip companies and governmental departments – and there’s no room for error.

That’s why we use Microsoft’s cloud offering (branded Microsoft Azure) – for us, it’s the best enterprise-grade cloud computing platform there is. If you’re in any doubt about Microsoft’s cloud capabilities, we’re sure our reasons will persuade you.

1. Data needs are growing and becoming more complex. As your clients’ data grows, have they made provision for how they’ll store it? With Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure, you don’t need to worry about predicting data growth: it’s scalable, so as the data needs grow, the storage capacity grows with it.

2. What’s more, you get charged for what you use, with no upfront costs, so it’s a cost-efficient way to store data.

3. Last year, Microsoft opened two data centres here in the UK, which means data is now stored locally. The Ministry of Defence, the Metropolitan Police and various NHS departments are some of those who now use the UK sites.

4. In fact, Microsoft is the first global cloud provider to offer a complete cloud solution from data centres located in this country – which are part of one the world’s largest online storage infrastructures. There are 42 locations and over 100 centres worldwide, more than any other cloud provider. So wherever you are based, you can select the closest data centre to you, and add your data to the 30 trillion pieces of data held.

5. Microsoft’s cloud is very secure. When backing-up, it automatically makes numerous copies, giving you peace of mind your data is safely stored. Plus, in the event of a disaster, lost data can be recovered.

6. It’s highly respected: just look at its client list. From Asos to Uber, from Daimler to GE Healthcare, big name clients trust this enterprise software company with their data needs.

7. Microsoft has the best compliance coverage of any cloud service provider, with more than 60 compliance offerings. In the US, it’s the most trusted cloud for government institutions. Here in the UK, third-party audits are undertaken, such as those by the British Standards Institute, to ensure Azure complies with UK standards.

8. There’s a lot of flexibility in the service with its hybrid offering, combining both private and public data storage if you prefer.

9. Part of our respect for Microsoft is down to its longevity in the field. The company has been around for a long time, and it never stays still. It is constantly innovating and developing its offerings, and is always making service enhancements. Microsoft’s cloud facility, Azure, in particular has really taken off in recent years under the new CEO Satya Nadella, and is currently growing faster than its main competitor, Amazon Web Services.

So, we’re pretty sure by now we’ve managed to convince you that Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure, is the best solution out there to support your needs.

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