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  • Writer's pictureNisha Sashidharan, Head of Marketing

Microsoft Azure over other clouds?

Microsoft's stock has rallied 45% in 2021 owing to its pandemic-induced demand for cloud-based services driving massive sales, compared to a 12% climb for Apple. There was an article on Oct 28, 2021, in Reuters and many other leading publications and news portals entailing, "Fueled by strong quarterly growth in its Azure cloud-computing business, Microsoft's shares jumped 4.2% to end at a record $323.17, elevating the software maker's market capitalization to $2.426 trillion, just short of Apple's $2.461 trillion valuations, according to Refinitiv data." Data points such as this give us a platform to discuss Azure and understand it a lot deeper.

Get started with Microsoft Azure

As we are aware, IBM Cloud, AWS, Dell, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure are the most famous logos in today's tech frame. They offer highly effective and cost-competitive options as compared to the traditional hosting services. Each cloud service is designed to ease the client's needs and provide future-ready features. The most common comparison happens between Microsoft Azure and AWS, followed by Dell Boomi. Let us compare these three to find out how they stand beside each other and enable the companies to choose appropriately.


First – How does Azure compare to AWS?


Technically speaking, both Azure and AWS are excellent performers giving 99% success every time. But there are some differences – A major deciding factor could be built-in analytics tools. Organizations looking for faster analytics tools can either switch to a cloud service or buy additional hardware. Let us compare some prominent points and understand the difference between Azure and AWS.

Comparing Azure Vs. Dell Boomi


Dell Boomi is another multi-tenant cloud platform available in the market. The platform lets customers design cloud-based integration processes called atoms and helps to transfer data between on-premises applications and the cloud. Dell has launched the latest version of Boomi AtmoSphere with unique new features that ease the operations of several integration projects.

Why should companies opt for Microsoft Azure?


The top 8 benefits that stand out


1. Best for all kinds of businesses


Azure is a great option when opting for cloud services for small organizations. The pay-as-you-go pricing module is convenient for small, medium, and large businesses. Small businesses can save more on infrastructure hardware and management costs as Azure takes care of it completely.


2. Better security and compliance


Azure has over ninety compliance certifications, including fifty unique to global countries. Moreover, securing data is easy and effective using the Azure firewall and active directory services. Plus, the Azure security center sends alerts about threats and misconfiguration of any data with tips to fix the breach situations. This feature makes one trust Azure instantly and allows multi-factor authorization. The highest level of security wall protects the data and provides control over the data altogether.


3. Speed


When it's about uploading or accessing data from the cloud, people fret about compromising on speed. With Microsoft, speed isn't an issue. The Azure cloud migration is smooth and offers rich functionality. Microsoft has various data centers placed globally to ensure fast processing every time. We can create, evaluate, and deploy applications in no time.


Azure has fully automated solutions that bring in seamlessness and doesn't compromise on speed.


4. Enhanced flexibility


Where most cloud services have fixed or restricted services, Microsoft offers simplicity at its best. Offering simplified scalability is an important feature that Azure offers. It can adapt to any environmental change immediately. With only a simple click, one can access more resources. Companies can quickly increase or reduce the extra storage, support, or computing services when no longer required.


In a real sense, Azure offers flexibility – in storage, service options, and coding languages. This flexibility maximizes the use of Microsoft cloud services and simplifies the user experience for the users.


5. Better disaster recovery


Microsoft Azure can be a problem fixer for backups or new backup recovery techniques. When time is of the essence, having a backup on a different cloud sounds like a great option. Azure keeps a backup of all the data on other servers so that users don't hit a snag when something goes off.


What's helpful is that we can make these backups in addition to the data storage plans. One of the most promising benefits is that we can evaluate the cloud for the worst scenarios. We don’t have to wait for a glitch to take place. The test runs of how the system reacts to such situations is a great way to understand the value of this feature.


6. Integrated delivery


Microsoft Azure provides end-to-end services so that the work isn't interrupted. Everything from testing to development happens in a single environment.


Azure rolls out updates and takes care of the provided software. These updates do not disrupt the existing applications. It deals with the significant concern of maintaining it from time to time.


7. High performance


With the help of a globally present Azure content delivery network, Azure makes it possible to give its users uncompromised processing time. These multiple servers reduce the turnaround time for web resources as they can manage traffic very well. Moreover, the advanced analytics features allow the monitoring of user engagements and traffic.


8. Cost-effectiveness


Unlike other cloud services, Azure gives a flexible payment option. The packages are customized and offer a pay-as-you-use model. Where other clouds have hourly or by-the-minute charges, Azure is not heavy on the pocket. One can customize according to the need. Using Azure SaaS applications can save costs as there are no infrastructure and maintenance charges for the customer.


These Azure advantages over AWS are exceptional, and therefore most organizations would prefer an evolving cloud. Another reason many consider Microsoft as it has ever-evolving technology. Azure is more affordable and more straightforward as compared to other clouds. Those already using it will find Azure cloud migration smoother. Additionally, Microsoft's trusted partners are helping Azure to build more scalable and secure cloud applications.


At Extentia, our Azure developers are constantly exploring what Microsoft is bringing to the market next and are ready to learn, test, develop and deploy efficiently for their clients. The development team at Extentia is always a step ahead in fulfilling the customer requirements and achieving high customer satisfaction. To understand what our Azure team can do for your business please write to inquiries@extentia.com


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