Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

How Azure Can Benefit Your Business?

Azure as a backup and disaster recovery dream tool:

Because of its flexibility, advanced site recovery, and built-in integration azure act as a backup and disaster recovery tool. As a cloud based solution, Azure is innately flexible; it can back up your data in any language, on any OS, and from any location. Plus, you define the frequency and extent of your backup schedule (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.). Tape backup has a time and place, but it has limited abilities as a stand-alone backup and disaster recovery solution. Azure site recovery can enhance your tape backup with offsite replication, minimal onsite maintenance, up to ninety-nine years of data retention,no capital investment,and minimal operational costs. Azure backup stores three copies of your data in three different locations in the data center, and then another three copies in a remote Azure data center, so you never have to worry about losing data.

Build your IoT application with Azure IoT Hub

Learn how IoT Hub features such as device management and provisioning allow you to scale to billions of devices using familiar tooling.

  • Bring flexibility to your solution by connecting the devices and operating systems you already use.
  • Use common, preconfigured solutions to accelerate your IoT projects and jump ahead of the competition.
  • Collect and analyse your device data with advanced analytics to reveal insights that lead to better informed business decisions.
  • Rely on protection that combines the security of Azure with built-in connectivity and device security features.

 

Extend the power of the cloud to your edge device

Take advantage of IoT Edge to make hybrid cloud and edge IoT solutions a reality. IoT Edge provides easy orchestration between code and services so they flow securely between cloud and edge to distribute intelligence across a range of devices. Enable artificial intelligence and other advanced analytics at the edge, reduce your IoT solution costs, ease development efforts and operate devices offline or with intermittent connectivity.

 

                                                                                                       

Authenticate per device for security-enhanced IoT solutions

Set up individual identities and credentials for each of your connected devices and help retain the confidentiality of both cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud messages. To maintain the integrity of your system, selectively revoke access rights for specific devices as needed.

 

Establish bidirectional communication with billions of IoT devices

Use device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services without writing any code. In cloud-to-device messages, reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgment receipts. Device messages are sent in a durable way to accommodate intermittently connected devices.

 

Microsoft AD Directory

Azure can integrate with your Active Directory to supplement your identity and access capabilities—this gives your DNS a global reach, centralized management, and robust security. With Azure, you can globally distribute an Active Directory environment that is direct connect enabled. No other cloud provider has the ability to extend the reach of your domain controller and consolidate AD management like Azure.

Traditionally, businesses and other organizations would host their own infrastructure. A business would have its own web server (or email server, or whatever) on its own hardware. If more power was needed, the business would have to purchase more server hardware. The business would also have to pay someone to administrate that hardware and pay for a solid Internet connection to serve its customers. Alternatively, there are hosting companies that host your services on some of their own hardware in their data centers, for a fee. Cloud computing works a bit differently. Rather than run your own hardware or pay for use of some specific hardware in someone else’s data center, you just pay for access to a massive pool of computing resources provided by Microsoft, etc This allows you to host web servers, email servers, databases, file storage servers, virtual machines, user directories, or anything else you might want. When you need more computing resources, you don’t have to purchase physical hardware. The “cloud” shares the hardware and automatically assigns the work, as necessary. You pay for as many computing resources as you need, and not a specific number of hardware servers on a rack somewhere.

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