Cloud computing is the delivery of servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more over the Internet.
Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud? Cloud computing increases efficiency, flexibility, reliability, helps improve cash flow as well as many other benefits detailed below.
Blaze Networks have partnered with Microsoft on all cloud are expertise. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider. Coupled with our expertise in networks, you can be sure we can provide the cloud solution for you.
Flexibility – Want to use a new application but don’t have the resource on your existing infrastructure or don’t want to wait months and capital expenditure to purchase new hardware? Is your server running slow or do you require some additional resource over the Christmas period? With Cloud Computing you can spin up a new server and be up and running in hours. Likewise increasing resources can be done in a matter of minutes and can be flexed up and down based on demand of your business. This level of agility can give businesses a real advantage over competitors and is one of the top drivers for cloud adoption.
Security – Security is vital for businesses and the number of attacks and size of the attacks is growing year on year. In 2016 there was almost 3,000 public data breaches, exposing more than 2.2 billion records. Blaze and Microsoft utilise intrusion detection, denial-of-service (DDOS) attack prevention, regular penetration testing and data analytics in the datacentres to help mitigate threats to the Azure platform. Blaze Networks and Microsoft are also PCI DSS compliant to adhere to the strict security procedures. Microsoft Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider including ISO, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC and many others.
Productivity – Cloud Services allows users to access, edit and share documents from anywhere in the world, on multiple devices. Office 365 applications allows teams to collaborate on files to ensure productivity is increased for your users.
Disaster Recovery – Disaster recovery is important for all business sizes. However, historically solutions can be cost prohibitive particularly for small to medium size businesses. By utilising Cloud services, all businesses can benefit from leading levels of redundancy without the large capital expenditure. Office 365 has copies of your data on multiple disks, multiple servers as well as over multiple geographically dispersed datacentres to make sure the service remains online regardless of disk, server or even entire datacentre regions being offline. Microsoft has invested $15 Billion in a global datacentre infrastructure used for Azure, Office 365 and other services. Blaze’s Hosted Server Infrastructure utilises the same levels of redundancy and utilising Azure for datacentre failover.
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