4 Reasons to Choose Microsoft Azure

On the search for a cloud platform? Let’s take a look into why you should choose Microsoft Azure, a leader in cloud computing. The Azure platform consists of more than 200 products and cloud services that help you manage and build solutions for your organization. The service models of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) can be used for virtual computing, analytics, storage, networking, and more.

If that intro isn’t convincing enough, check out 4 more reasons to choose Microsoft Azure:


In the days when the “cloud” didn’t exist, scaling up meant attempting to stack additional servers in your data center. With Azure, you can simply use infrastructure as code to easily scale applications based on the organization’s current needs. Users can develop, test, change, and launch applications to see what works best for the business. Azure provides its customers with the freedom and agility to experiment and make decisions that directly benefit their operations.

Flexible Payment

Why pay for something you don’t use? Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing makes it simple. With no up-front commitment, users can get monthly amounts of 40+ services for free, and you only pay for what you use beyond those free amounts. Or, choose to work with a Microsoft partner like Opal Business Solutions for complete, managed cloud solutions.

Since Azure runs in the cloud, you automatically save money that was previously spent on physical servers, storage, and everything needed to maintain hardware. If your organization wants to keep its on-premise servers, though, it’s easy to adopt Azure for a combination of cloud + on-premise.

Disaster Recovery

A service disruption, accidental deletion, or corruption of data can all bring a business’s operations to a halt. But with Azure, you get an end-to-end backup and recovery solution that is simple, secure, scalable, and cost-effective. It can even be integrated with on-premise data protection solutions. Microsoft has been recognized as a leader in disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) based on completeness of vision and ability to execute by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

You’re already a Microsoft User

If your organization already uses Microsoft products and services, then your decision just got a lot easier. Using Azure alongside other Microsoft apps gives organizations access to analytics and services that other platforms don’t. You’ll maximize productivity by working across these applications and adding new solutions.

Is your organization ready to start migrating to the cloud with Microsoft Azure? Opal Business Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Partner with a team full of experts with extensive Azure certifications. We’re ready to get your data to the cloud. Start today by clicking below!

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