Microsoft Azure services make it easier, more cost-effective, and more scalable for businesses to develop, test, host, and deploy applications in a cloud infrastructure. That’s why 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies currently use Azure services to scale their businesses and succeed in a highly competitive business landscape.
Do you run a small business or a large company and are looking for the most efficient ways to manage your data, workload, and applications without breaking the bank? You can migrate your on-premise system to Microsoft Azure cloud services at minimal costs and enjoy unlimited access to a suite of resources for your business processes.
There are many more business benefits of cloud computing. In this post, we’ll show you some of the benefits and how you can use them to grow your business, boost productivity, scale operations, and make more profits.
What are Azure managed services?
Microsoft Azure offers a suite of PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) products and resources. Companies can use these products and resources to manage and build a scalable IT infrastructure in Azure Cloud.
Before cloud services were standard, most companies ran their business operations with on-premise hardware systems. While using on-premise systems seemed okay in the past, cloud services have many more advantages that are worth considering for business.
What are the benefits of cloud computing Azure?
#1. Built for small businesses to large enterprises
Microsoft azure cloud services offer many benefits to any business, from SMEs to large and established companies. One of the most significant Microsoft Azure benefits to businesses is the pay-as-you-go model, which is far better than the typical subscription model.
The pay-as-you-go model allows users to pay only for the Azure services they use. You can pay a small fee if you use a few services. On the other hand, you might pay a considerable cost if you regularly deploy enormous resources from the cloud infrastructure.
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#2. Fully integrates and scales your existing IT infrastructure
Many companies already use Microsoft products, meaning migrating to Azure cloud services is relatively quick. Built by Microsoft, Azure cloud services fully integrate with all Microsoft 365 products for collaboration, scheduling, communication, planning, etc.
With the help of a reliable Microsoft Azure managed service partner, you can seamlessly migrate your existing IT infrastructure to Azure for more flexibility and scalability.
#3. Top-level protection and security
Azure is designed to guarantee the security of your data and minimize the risk of compromising your company’s IT infrastructure. Microsoft understands that security is a primary need, and that’s why the Azure service is packed with many security features, such as multifactor authentication.
Trusted by many companies worldwide, Azure offers a suite of sophisticated security products, including:
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud
- Application Gateway
- Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
- Azure DDoS Protection
- Key Vault
- Azure Information Protection
These products are designed to protect your IT systems better than an on-premise system, which is quite vulnerable because it is hardware.
#4. Seamless data recovery
Microsoft Azure IaaS platform makes it relatively easy to recover data from its cloud infrastructure within a few hours. Even if your data has been compromised in a disaster, you can still get full access to projects, applications, data, and files hosted on the Azure cloud platform.
#5. Industry-specific applications
Many industries have varying needs, challenges, and projects that require unique solutions. Microsoft Azure has a suite of industry-tailored products that different companies can leverage to scale and succeed in business.
For example, manufacturing industries can use Azure to achieve agility, cut costs, and increase supply chain resilience with an enterprise-ready cloud that powers complex industrial operations globally.
Some of the Azure products applicable to the manufacturing industry include
- Azure AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning)
- Azure Industrial IoT
- Azure Stack
- Azure Synapse Analytics
- High-performance computing
- Azure Virtual Desktop
The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) is another industry where Azure finds practical applications. Some of the Azure products AEC companies can use to scale operations include:
Project Ready: Known as the integrated data environment for AEC, this product combines some Microsoft 365 tools that ensure connected workflows, such as SharePoint, Outlook, Autodesk BIM 360, and Procore.
Microsoft AEC Partners: Microsoft partners with other AEC solutions companies like KatPro Technologies to provide a digital transformation strategy that caters to the challenges common to the AEC industry. (We’ll see more on how KatPro Technologies is a reliable Azure-managed services provider later).
#6. Eliminate hardware IT infrastructure downsides
The typical on-premise hardware IT infrastructure has many associated downsides and risks, including lagging performance, damage due to physical disasters, theft, steep maintenance costs, etc.
Also, you may incur more expenses if you upgrade your system to accommodate more workload and ensure a seamless deployment of your business applications. The reason is that hardware IT infrastructure doesn’t automatically scale with increasing workloads. Instead, you’ll have to add more systems to handle the increasing workload in your company.
#7. Monitor your business with Azure analytics
Your ability to track your company’s growth with accurate numbers and stats can set you apart from other businesses. Better than its competitors, Azure has built-in analytics (Power BI) tailored to help you track your business growth precisely.
Why choose KatPro Tech as your reliable Microsoft Azure cloud services partner?
Managing an Azure service requires sophisticated and specialized knowledge and experience, meaning that your IT team must have the hands-on skills needed to run operations on Microsoft Azure smoothly.
In reality, there are standards for managing Azure resources. It’s a plus if your IT team is equipped with the knowledge to manage the resources on Azure cloud solutions, but it may be challenging if your IT team is not conversant with the standards for managing resources on Azure.
This is where KatPro comes in. KatPro is a reliable and certified Microsoft Azure managed service provider and partner helping companies across various industries manage their IT infrastructure in Azure Cloud.
We have a decade of experience building workflows, automating business process solutions, integrating SharePoint with Microsoft 365 products, and accelerating your company’s digital transformation journey with highly recognized no-code/low-code platforms, including Nintex.
We are set apart by our significant attention to these three crucial areas of your business:
We evaluate your requirements and present IT infrastructure, then we go a step further to develop a robust and growth-oriented cloud strategy for your critical business responsibilities. With our help, you can rest assured of more sales, higher profits, and increased productivity.
We deeply understand the nuances of cloud services. We can help you analyze what is most beneficial for your company regarding cloud type (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), cloud models (private, public, hybrid), architectural guidance, requirement analysis, and deployment plans.
After analyzing the best solutions for your company, we help integrate them with your IT infrastructure. Plus, we provide training for employees to ensure they quickly blend with the integrated systems, ultimately leading to your business’ growth.
What is KatProTech Azure managed services?
Within a decade of providing Azure-managed services for clients in the AEC industry and more, we have achieved 500+ successful assessments and migrations from Revit hosting to Azure Cloud. More specifically, our solutions cut across the following services:
1. App modernization
This service enables you to move and deploy your company’s SaaS applications on Azure without worrying about scalability.
2. Database migrations
We have top-rated tools to help you easily migrate your data to Azure Cloud. What’s more, you’ll be able to quickly recover your data in case of a disaster with our tools.
3. Azure backup
Our proprietary tools make it seamless to back up your on-premise data and files to Azure Cloud.
We understand that businesses have unique needs, so we assess your current IT infrastructure to determine the best migration solutions for your company.
Choose the best Azure-managed service trusted by top Fortune 500 companies
Migrating your company’s on-premise infrastructure to Azure cloud is helpful in multiple ways, from cost reduction to increased productivity, scalable operations, and more. Being the leading IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions platform for over a decade, Azure cloud services are trusted by many Fortune 500 companies. Your company can benefit significantly from the service.
Do you want to implement Azure cloud solutions in your business but don’t know how to get started? Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with our experts or choose from our flexible plans to let us help you grow your business with Azure-managed services.