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5 Ways Azure Is Helping SMBs in 2020

By March 18, 2020 No Comments
Azure Helping SMBs in 2020

Every SMB is moving its services to the Cloud. Thanks to cloud technology, now even small businesses can compete with large enterprises. They can use cloud technology for delivering their services. There are many cloud providers available in the market. Most big companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are offering cloud services. However, Azure is currently the most famous cloud vendor among SBMs. Azure is helping SBM in growing their business. If you don’t have a good IT infrastructure, then you should work with cloud vendors.

Azure was initially a service for large enterprises. Thus, it offers various good services to their users. You can build your own IT infrastructure by using Azure. Thus, you can run your critical applications securely. In this article, we are going to talk about the benefits of Azure for SBMs.

  1. Security Solutions

There are various compliances that companies need to follow. First, there was GDPR that was compulsory for every company in the EU. Now, companies that are handling California resident’s data need to follow CCPA. Thus, these regulations are becoming more complex with time. Many USA states are working on their security compliances. Hence, it is very difficult to cope up with these compliances. If you want your business to be successful, then you need to ingrate these changes. According to experts, companies should follow already existing frameworks like GDPR. Azure is already following the regulations of the GDPR. Microsoft is providing many security solutions like DDoS Protection, identity management, and threat detection. These security solutions will help you in protecting your applications. If you are using Azure solutions, then you don’t need to worry about the security of your data. Azure will help you in protecting your data. However, you should also follow GDPR regulations for protecting your data.

  1. AI and Machine Learning

The rise of AI is already changing the industry. Microsoft is using Machine Learning and AI for developing better products. They are using predictive analytics for making better business decisions. For example, you can use MyAnalytics with the MS Outlook. This tool will give you an overview of your whole week. Thus, you can use it for scheduling your whole week. Your employees can use it for optimizing their focus. Also, they can use it for managing their partner networks. AI will help you in optimizing your cloud resources.

  1. Scalability

Azure will help you in quickly scaling up or down your resources. You don’t need to worry about buying additional resources. Azure will help you in quickly expanding your resources. Thus, Azure is perfect for SMBs. If your business is growing, then you need to quickly scale up. Azure will help you in quickly deploying new resources.

Azure App Service will help you in automating the scaling process. It will automatically scale up or down resources according to the number of visitors. For example, if your website is experiencing heavy traffic, then it will automatically scale up the resources. App Service will help you in automatically scaling vertically or horizontally. Thus, your website can easily handle the extra traffic.

You will only pay for the resources that you are using. This feature is very important for those websites that experience traffic spikes. They don’t need to buy extra resources for dealing with this traffic spike. This will also help you in improving the performance of your website. Azure has data centers in more than 36 locations. This will ensure that you don’t need to worry about downtime.

  1. Disaster Recovery

It is important to ensure that your business can recover from any disaster. There are many disasters like floods, fires, and hurricanes that can disrupt your business. It was very expensive to set up DR solutions in the past. Azure is offering Site Recovery service or ASR to their clients. They will ensure that your data is available during any disaster. Thus, you don’t need to worry about using expensive DR solutions. Most SBMs have very little budget. Hence, they can’t use expensive DR solutions. Azure will help you in protecting your data from disasters. It will ensure that you can use your critical applications during any disaster.

  1. Smart IoT devices

IoT is the most famous technology of the 21st century. Companies are using it for expanding their services. You can use these devices for providing an amazing experience to your users. However, more than 90% of IoT projects get canceled at an early stage. There are many security concerns with IoT technology. Also, there is a knowledge gap that companies need to deal with. MS is going to invest in more than $5 billion in this technology. MS is focusing on its Azure IoT Central. It is offering IoT project templates to their users. There are more than 11 IoT templates available on this platform. These templates are perfect for healthcare and manufacturing companies. They have also integrated various security solutions with these templates. If you are using edge devices, then you can use IoT Edge. These templates will also use online database storage and resources. Also, they are using device registration and location-sensitive insights. These features will help you in developing better IoT applications. If you are working on IoT applications, then MS Azure is perfect for you.

Conclusion

Azure is helping many SBMs in competing with large enterprises. You don’t need to worry about building your own IT infrastructure. SBMs can directly work with cloud vendors like Azure. There are many benefits to working with Azure. It will help you in saving a lot of money. Azure will help you in scaling up and down your resources. If you are experiencing more traffic, then you can scale up your resources. Azure is also perfect for SBMs that are working on IoT applications. It will help you in developing perfect IoT applications. Also, you don’t need to worry about developing your own DR plan. Azure will help you in protecting your data from disasters. If you want more information regarding MS Azure, then you can contact Bleuwire.

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