Public Cloud: Microsoft AzureHybrid cloud
What is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is Microsoft's public cloud platform. It covers a wide range of cloud services. Azure does not focus on one or more specific domains, but offers a platform and infrastructure services we can use to compose any required solution.
The Azure data centers are spread across various regions. There are two or more data centers in each region. They guarantee the availability of applications and data, and offer a solution for disaster recovery. Microsoft does not move data outside the chosen region. As a customer, you can determine exactly where Microsoft should store each type of data in a very targeted way.
Is the public cloud suitable for you?
"As an ICT Manager, how can I find out which cloud options are right for which solutions? Moving the entire company to the cloud is a huge step, but ignoring the cloud altogether is not an option either, as a new generation is waiting in the wings to take on my company."
Decisions about the cloud should not be taken lightly. Initially, you need to think about your business strategy, your IT infrastructure and your application architecture. First, you document your environment with all its hardware and software. Then you can determine what does and does not belong in the cloud step by step.
Is the data business-critical? Do you want quick access to that data? Where are your data more secure: on-premise or in the cloud? Which budget do you want to set aside for interventions to guarantee your business continuity? How quickly can you respond to change? The answers to these questions will largely determine whether the public cloud is a suitable solution for your company. Of course the Realdolmen specialists will be ready to guide you through the entire process.