In this post we’re going to take an unbiased look at what we consider to be the 3 main advantages and disadvantages of business cloud services with Microsoft Azure. Hopefully we’re going to help you make you mind up as to whether you should also be adopting Azure or not. This is the first in a series of posts about the big 3 cloud providers. Keep an eye out for our posts on AWS and Google cloud platform.
Microsoft Azure business cloud services is a truly brilliant platform that packs in all of the functionality that any SME could ever need, and more. It features something for everyone, from access and identity management for every day use, to serverless and edge computing for high-tech development. It integrates with every other Microsoft product, as well as some of the key players in the industry to bring you a seamless and easy experience.
That said, as with anything, Azure has it’s downfalls. It’s wealth of features and functionalities does create a bit of a maze when setting up your cloud platform and ideally you need to bring in somebody (or a whole team of somebodies) to get you set up and migrated properly. If you are in regions such as northern Russia, Chile or Alaska, you will probably struggle to get the services and the speeds that are offered to businesses elsewhere in the world. And if you happen to work for a huge corporation that deals with ludicrous amounts of data and resources, it’s probably going to be less cost effective to adopt Azure than it would be to stick with your onsite servers.
All in all though, we think that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages of Azure and we would highly recommend taking a good look at the system with a view to adopting it.