StoredTech is your one partner for all your Microsoft needs. StoredTech is a Tier 1 Microsoft 365 cloud solution provider (CSP), meaning we work directly with Microsoft on behalf of your business. This allows StoredTech to give our clients the industry’s best pricing, manage your subscriptions and applications, and provide direct support. Microsoft Azure consulting services by StoredTech helps get your business to the cloud. When your company partners with StoredTech a relationship is built based on mutual respect and our desire for your business’s success. Our Microsoft Azure consultants help you with:
- Deployment planning and implementation
- Strategic roadmap development
- Optimizing your use of Azure resources
- Monitoring and reporting on your Azure environment
StoredTech helps businesses utilize Microsoft Azure for business growth and efficiency. Microsoft Azure, a comprehensive set of cloud services offered by Microsoft, can be a game-changer for businesses seeking to leverage the power of cloud computing. Here’s how:
1. Sustainable for businesses of all sizes
Microsoft Azure allows for scalability and flexibility. Azure allows businesses to scale resources up or down based on their needs. This flexible approach enables companies to pay only for what they use, thus reducing IT costs. The ‘elasticity’ feature is crucial for businesses that experience varying demand levels and their needs change over time. For instance, a retail business might see increased traffic to its website during a sale or holiday season or a venue that sees more visitors during their sports season. With Azure consulting by StoredTech, such a business can easily scale up its computing resources to handle this surge. Once the demand reduces, the business can then scale down the resources, thus preventing wastage and reducing costs. This ability to quickly and efficiently scale resources up and down as per business needs, without any upfront capital expenditure or the complexity of managing physical servers, makes Microsoft Azure a highly effective solution for businesses of all sizes.
2. Seamless Remote Workplace
Azure provides a seamless and consistent cloud platform. Microsoft Azure facilitates remote and hybrid work scenarios by providing secure and reliable access to business applications and data from anywhere. Azure’s cloud-based services eliminate the need for employees to be tied to a specific physical location. Through Azure Virtual Desktop, employees can access their work desktops and applications from any device, maintaining productivity irrespective of their location. Azure also emphasizes security in remote work scenarios, offering features like multi-factor authentication, encryption, and threat detection to protect business data. Additionally, Azure’s collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams, enable efficient communication and collaboration among remote teams. Thus, Microsoft Azure plays a significant role in enabling businesses to adapt to hybrid or remote work models.
3. Security and Compliance
Microsoft Azure provides robust security measures to protect business data. StoredTech’s Microsoft Azure consulting services employs a multi-layered security model, which includes physical security in data centers, infrastructure security, and network security. Data stored in Azure is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access. Azure also offers advanced threat detection capabilities that continuously monitor for suspicious activities and provide actionable security alerts. In addition, Azure complies with over 90 compliance certifications, including those specific to certain industries like health, finance, and government, ensuring data is handled in accordance with regulatory standards. Therefore, Azure takes a comprehensive approach to data protection, providing businesses with the assurance their data is safe and secure.
4. Data Backup & Disaster Recovery
Azure offers backup and disaster recovery solutions that ensure your business data can be recovered in case of accidental deletion, system failures, or disasters. Azure guarantees a high level of availability and redundancy, which minimizes the risk of downtime. Additionally, Azure’s disaster recovery capabilities ensure business continuity.
Azure consulting gets you backup-as-a-service, a solution that delivers strong protection for customer data wherever it resides—in your enterprise data center, remote and branch offices, or the public cloud. Meanwhile, Azure Site Recovery services can help to protect the critical applications running in your data center with flexible recovery plans and low recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO). Azure Site Recovery can replicate your data to a secondary site or Azure, and failover can be as simple as a single click. This combination of backup and disaster recovery solutions ensures that your business data is safe and recoverable, minimizing downtime and loss of productivity.
5. Integration with Microsoft Products
Microsoft Azure is designed to seamlessly integrate with all Microsoft products and applications, providing a streamlined and efficient cloud solution. Whether it’s Outlook, SharePoint, or Teams, Azure has built-in compatibility for the entire Microsoft 365 suite. StoredTech ensures an easy migration, deployment, and management of these applications in the cloud.
Most recently, Azure has provided the tool to enable businesses to tap into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities. This can help businesses innovate, automate processes, and provide better customer experiences. Microsoft states, “Azure OpenAI Service has enabled our customers-from generating content that helps better match shoppers with the right purchases to summarizing customer service tickets, freeing up time for employees to focus on more critical tasks. Customers of all sizes across industries are using Azure OpenAI Service to do more with less, improve experiences for end-users, and streamline operational efficiencies internally. From startups like Moveworks to multinational corporations like KPMG, organizations small and large are applying the capabilities of Azure OpenAI Service to advanced use cases such as customer support, customization, and gaining insights from data using search, data extraction, and classification.”
6. Cost Savings
By shifting from a capital expenditure (CAPEX) model to an operational expenditure (OPEX) model, businesses can have significant cost savings. Traditionally, businesses used to invest heavily in their own infrastructure. These costs are typically large, upfront investments in physical hardware, which are then depreciated over time. However, with Microsoft Azure’s cloud services, businesses can shift from a CapEx model to an OpEx model by using Azure cloud services. This shift provides businesses with improved financial flexibility, as costs are more predictable and can be easily scaled up or down in response to business needs.
Microsoft Azure can bring numerous benefits to businesses of any size. By adopting Azure, businesses can drive innovation, enhance operational efficiency, and focus more on their core business rather than IT infrastructure management. StoredTech can help you fully utilize Azure’s capabilities with our Microsoft Azure consulting services. There’s no limit to what your business can do with Azure – StoredTech brings years of experience and expertise to help you migrate your infrastructure.