Modernising your company’s infrastructure is a crucial first step towards digital transformation. It can help to increase performance, enhance efficiency, improve scalability and strengthen security. Taking advantage of the services included in Azure Infrastructure as Service can help you to begin this essential process of modernisation.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is one of three primary models for delivering Cloud services, alongside Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). IaaS provides instant access to infrastructure resources as and when you need them. Each resource is offered as a separate service component, allowing you to only pay for the services you require at a particular time. The infrastructure is supplied and managed by a third-party Cloud computing service provider, like Azure, and delivered via the internet. The IaaS model eliminates the need for on-premises data centres or physical servers and means that you are only ever responsible for handling the OS, applications, data and middleware.
Azure Infrastructure as a Service provides businesses with a range of capabilities that empower them for the modern, flexible workplace.
Azure Compute provides you with the necessary infrastructure to run all your applications: new or existing. Deploy and configure Windows or Linux virtual machines (VMs) according to your specific needs and explore the flexible options for migrating these VMs to Azure. Plus, Azure Compute helps to simplify the deployment and management of containerised applications. With on-demand scalability and pay-as-you-go pricing, you only ever need to pay for the resources you use.
Azure Infrastructure as a Service delivers high-performance, high-availability and Zero-Trust based networking services for your workloads and applications. By integrating with your existing network infrastructure, Azure Networking provides a reliable, low-latency experience for users.
Azure Infrastructure as a Service has high-availability guaranteed, maintaining a 99.95% Service Level Agreement (SLA). Azure uses regions and availability zones to help ensure resiliency and reliability for business-critical workloads. Each Azure region has data centres deployed within a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a regional low-latency network. This ensures optimal Azure service performance and security within a particular area. Azure availability zones (AZ) are separate locations within each Azure region that are tolerant to local failures, helping your data to remain synchronised and accessible in case of a disaster.
Azure offers secure, scalable storage for workloads, applications and data. With a range of options available, including object, block and file storage, Azure Storage has you covered, no matter the demands of your data. With enterprise-grade security available, Azure Storage ensures that you always meet compliance standards.
Azure supports a Zero-Trust security approach for applications and workloads deployed on Azure Infrastructure as a Service. Azure’s built-in security services allow you to provide data, apps and infrastructure with comprehensive, multi-layered protection. These services include unparalleled security intelligence, advanced threat detection and unified security management across hybrid Cloud environments.
Azure offers a fully end-to-end backup and disaster recovery solution that ensures you can recover data and business services efficiently in case of data corruption, accidental deletion or service disruption. Azure backup and disaster recovery is Cloud-native but can be integrated with on-premises data protection solution, providing you with comprehensive protection. Your business will benefit exponentially from this service as Azure backup and disaster recovery delivers an 80% reduction in average data recovery time and a 97% reduction in lost end-user productivity as a result of data loss.
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