What is Microsoft Azure?
Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform used for building, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centres.
What can I do with Azure?
- Build and deploy web and mobile applications
- Store, backup and recover your data
- Run enterprise applications
- Run compute jobs
- Encode, store and stream audio and videoMicrosoft Azure vs. Private Cloud Hosting
The benefits of Hosting Dynamics GP on Azure:
1. Faster deployment
Hosting Dynamics GP on Azure eliminates the need for infrastructure and hardware setup, allowing for faster deployment that can be completed in a fraction of the time. Adding RAM and processors to an existing server can be achieved with minimal downtime of 30 minutes or less.
2. Cost Effective
Azure’s scalable platforms allow you to pay only for what you use.
3. Little to No Downtime
With Microsoft’s large server architecture, a company’s data is not confined to a single machine. Instead, Azure distributes it across multiple Virtual Machines (VM) for optimum security. Incase maintenance needs to be performed on one of the machines, a company’s Dynamics GP deployment can continue to run on other machines.
4. Flexible Deployment Options
In addition to deploying Dynamics GP in the cloud or on-premise, Microsoft Azure gives the option for hybrid deployment, which enables a user to select some workloads to host on Azure and keep other workloads on-premise or at the data center.
Microsoft Azure’s infrastructure scales and grows along with your business. The system easily keeps up with your organization’s changing needs and supports an increase in data storage, additional users and integrations with additional applications.