Down-to-Earth Facts about Windows Azure

Unless a business owner has had his or her head buried in the ground, that entrepreneur has heard about the cloud. Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. The person who has invested in Windows Azure has obtained a way to rapidly build, deploy and manage one or more applications. Moreover, the data for each application can be stored in Microsoft’s expansive network of datacenters.

Azure’s users enjoy access to a system with two vital qualities. It is both open and flexible. It permits utilization of any tool, language or framework, during the building of an application. In addition, it can integrate the cloud applications with the user’s existing IT environment.

No smart businessperson wants to feel obligated to focus on a system’s infrastructure, while running an application. With Windows Azure, such an action never becomes necessary. The man or woman who has invested in the cloud platform can simply upload any desired application. After that all details that relate to deployment of that same application are handled by Azure’s integrative system.

While handling those details, Azure’s system employs both caching and CDN services. Consequently, it can reduce the latency in a signal. As a result, it can ensure great performance of an application at any point on the globe.

Moreover, that high level of performance has been combined with optimal availability. The business owner who has invested in Windows Azure can feel confident that his or her application will be available at any time. It will not become inaccessible to customers, due to a system upgrade or a hardware failure.

Windows Azure can guarantee any application’s availability due to the fact that it comes with both an automatic operating system and service patching.  Furthermore, those two features have been enhanced by the presence of a couple others. One is built-in load balancing, and the other is resiliency to hardware failure. Due to the existence of those features, Microsoft’s cloud platform can upgrade any application in the absence of delay, even if there develops the need for some extra downtime.

The owner of a small business needs a cloud platform that will adapt to the changing size of that money-making enterprise. For instance, he or she might require only a small application at the present time. However, in the future, that same man or woman might want to control and utilize a much larger application. The person who has invested in Windows Azure can scale an application to any size.

Another aspect of cloud-based applications, one of particular concern to business owners, relates to the customer’s ability to use a selected application with ease. Microsoft’s datacenters manage to minimize the level of that concern. The Company’s datacenters have been disbursed over a wide region. Therefore, any application can be deployed at a spot that is close to the customer who hopes to use it.

Normally, the person who utilizes a mobile device, in order to request a certain application, also spends a good deal of time messaging. Windows Azure guarantees the retention by every customer of robust messaging capabilities. That capability exists in combination with scalable and well-distributed applications.

Some business owners might assume that it would cost a good deal of money, in order to invest in Microsoft’s cloud platform. However, that is not the case. The business owner who has chosen to take advantage of that platform pays only for the applications that he or she has actually used

In other words, a business owner can expect an excellent return on investment, after paying to access Azure’s platform. He or she does not have to spend a lot of money, in order to build, deploy and manage a particular application. Moreover, the building of that application can proceed in a network setting that contains any language, tool or network.

Today, just about every business owner already operates in a defined IT environment. No owner of a small business can afford to make major changes to that environment, in order to take advantage of the cloud. Microsoft has recognized that fact. It has created a platform that will integrate a cloud application with any IT environment.

Azure’s capabilities help to satisfy all the basic needs of a business owner, at least one that seeks to take advantage of the existing cloud. More importantly, those capabilities are not part of a very expensive system.  Rather, each such capability has been incorporated into a reasonably-priced platform.

Microsoft’s software has been in use for a long time (at least in the short life of the Internet). In the past, that Company has demonstrated its ability to identify and meet the requirements of the men and women who will be using its products. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Company’s cloud platform promises to deliver the openness and flexibility that is desired by both business owners and their customers.

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