Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud hosted infrastructure in which the hardware is managed and maintained by Microsoft in their datacenters. Microsoft has 8 Azure datacenters in the United States and others located around the world! Azure has many advantages for the enterprise because its highly scalable, secure, reliable, deploys quickly, and has little upfront costs in which you only pay for what you use. Furthermore, IaaS greatly lowers the barriers to entry for a highly available or disaster recovery implementation due to its flexible nature. Azure also takes away certain challenges when owning your own hardware on premise such as power and cooling costs, hardware warranty headaches, physical storage space, and especially hardware failures.
How Microsoft Azure IaaS Can Be Used in a Real-World Scenario?
MIBAR leverages Microsoft Azure to architect public or hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions which can be very similar to what you currently have on premises. Azure would be able to host a huge array of virtual servers such as a domain controller, application server, SQL server, file server, and a Remote Desktop Server. What is amazing about this is that this type of environment can be scaled for small business of 5 users or all the way up to huge multi-location corporations. Other common scenarios to deploy infrastructure to Azure are for testing and development, high availability, backup, and website hosting. Just as a remote work force is quickly becoming more common, so is having your infrastructure hosted rather than on premises. Not only that, additionally, hosting at Azure is strategically a future proof way of handling your business’ infrastructure.
Network and Infrastructure Management Services from MIBAR
MIBAR engineers, installs and configures Microsoft operating systems and database solutions that ensure optimal efficiency and protection across the core infrastructure of your business. Let MIBAR review your current IT infrastructure and provide a free assessment and roadmap document – schedule an infrastructure assessment today.
Additional Infrastructure Resources
Reasons to Move to Cloud Infrastructure (Infrastructure as a Service)
The Importance of Monitoring and Proactively Managing your IT Infrastructure with RMM