Microsoft Azure is intended to simplify IT management and minimize up-front and ongoing expenses. Azure can be used to create, distribute and upgrade applications without the need to maintain expensive, often underutilized resources onsite. New applications and Web services can be written and debugged with a minimum of overhead and personnel expense, while new capabilities can be added “on the fly” to existing packaged applications.
Hybrid capability, your way
The Microsoft hybrid cloud leverages both on-premises resources and the public cloud without the need for complex workarounds or other products and vendors. Easily move workloads between your data center, Masergy and Azure—and build hybrid applications that leverage resources across all three. Azure gives you lots of options for an effective hybrid cloud strategy without forcing you to snap to a rigid all-or-nothing approach.
Better together with IaaS and PaaS
Microsoft offers a full range of cloud computing options, from Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to fully managed Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Choose IaaS services and own the full stack and management duties, or deploy higher level PaaS services and focus on your applications while Azure handles the rest. PaaS services can reduce costs, complexity, and management effort, while providing seamless scalability and high availability.
True hybrid storage
Azure offers enterprise-grade storage solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments with enhanced security and governance. Azure’s hybrid storage options offer cloud storage solutions that integrate with your data center, so you can take full advantage of elasticity and lower costs in the cloud while leveraging on-premises performance.