Whom does Azure Affect and Why Does Azure matter.
(A LG Networks Research)
With the rise of cloud computing, we saw how cloud-based computing power could provision computing resources without investing in the costly and laborious tasks of building data centers.
As network specialists would agree that there were often times when data centers were running with utilized capacity because the workload on them was variable. All of this is history now with the introduction of Cloud Computing.
Azure, a Microsoft Cloud computing platform launched in February 2010 offered a plethora of options and services to choose from, including:
Content Delivery Networks(CDN),
Proprietary Microsoft Tech.
And a lot more including specialized cloud-hosted versions of Enterprise Microsoft Solutions including AD (Active Directory) and SQL.
So why should Microsoft Azure Matter?
Azure, just like other cloud computing systems offers the ability to instantly provide the required computing resources on user’s demand.
However, Azure benefits extend beyond just cost control. Windows Server, AD (Active Directory) and SharePoint can be administered easily with a combination of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. This frees up important IT staff to work on new projects.
Analysing of SQL abilities of Azure server platform.
“Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud” Claims Microsoft. Azure allows superior hybrid consistency in application development, management and security.
We noticed how Azure could migrate an intricate SQL server based App into Azure with absolutely Zero downtime. During our initial testing, we noticed it’s ability to scale analytics in the Data Warehouse and not to mention the productivity increasing with T-SQL code snippets and dashboard monitors which were able to quickly identify bottlenecks in the test database.
If you like using command line tools like Bash, PowerShell, bcp, ssh or SQLcmd you’re in luck because Azure has all of them.
Visualizing data that’s there in Azure helps every user to take informed action. Azure comes with business intelligence abilities that help their users model and analyzes business insights which can be viewed on mobile devices or using on applications.
This type of data visualization allows users to transform complex data into systematic models making it easy for users to understand large amounts of data from multiple data sources. Azure uses the same enterprise-grade SQL server analysis services that are available on on0site servers. Such portability and data visualization allows for quick structuring and data setup ideal for blazing fast query performance.
Azure’s SQL database is ready for the most critical of workloads delivering high scalability and server-wide performance @ 1.4 million rows per second which means that no matter what kind of queries your users are running on their machines, Azure-based databases can take it all.
Who should upgrade to Azure?
Organizations that are running Microsoft Tech already-especially if they are using Windows Server and AD (Active Directory) would Azure to be a highly beneficial upgrade.
And since the billing structure of Azure is based on resources used, it is especially useful for start-up organizations to adopt a cloud-based computing platform and pay as they scale.
What’s to come.
As of now, 36 regions are available in Azure. Microsoft has announced they will add 4 more regions for future use. Compared to their current competitors the Google Cloud Services and AWS, they have a much wider reach in developing markets with more regions across the world coming soon.
We at LG Networks offer a full suite of Server management and setup services. We are Certified Microsoft Partner and we can handle anything from setting-up, implementing, troubleshooting and diagnosing everything that’s related to Azure.
Contact us for more information.