Microsoft Azure


What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a collection of integrated cloud services that is constantly being expanded. Developers and IT professionals use Azure to build, deploy and manage applications across Microsoft’s global data centre network. Azure gives you the freedom to build and deploy apps anywhere, using the tools, apps and frameworks of your choice.

Cloud computing’s number one

Microsoft is once again the strongest cloud provider in the world, according to Forbes. Its turnover of some 15 billion US dollars is by far the highest in the industry.
But that’s not all. There’s more, such as

  • “The digital estate”: From data and the Internet of Things, mobile devices and PCs, to servers and virtualisation—it’s all covered by Azure.
  • Customer needs are at the centre, making Microsoft a powerful innovation engine.
  • All-in-one: Microsoft offers SaaS, PaaS and IaaS—making it easier for you to optimise your cloud solution.

Bechlte-Comsoft can help you implement the following Azure scenarios:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Provides education and guidance on extending or expanding on-premise data centers by helping you:

  • Understand how to leverage infrastructure as a service (IaaS) capabilities and optimise workload hosting in the cloud
  • Identify, plan, and build a functioning environment in the cloud leveraging Azure networking, storage and VM hosting capabilities of Azure
  • Plan Active Directory integration and/or federation to enable hybrid workloads

Your benefits:

  • You no longer have to worry about maintenance
  • All you have to do is look after your data and applications

Azure Dev/Test

Develop, test, run your applications. Provides education and guidance for providing a test and development environment on Microsoft Azure

  • Understand the power of automatic scripting for deploying test and development environments on Microsoft Azure.
  • Helps you build three different types of test and development environments for technologies such as SQL and SharePoint using scripts.

Your benefits:

  • Self-service approach: Your teams deploy the infrastructure.
  • Automation makes waiting for other departments a thing of the past.
  • Pay per use: Don’t pay for the time when you’re not using the environment.
  • Speeds up the entire development process.
  • The final application can be deployed directly through Azure or quickly ported for on-premise environments.
  • Easy machine and storage type configuration
  • Choice of software (Windows, Linux, SQL, Oracle DB…)
  • Ability to run workload tests that reflect actual usage, sizing and scaling through Azure

Your benefits:

  • Protection against server, application and VM loss and damage.
  • Simple and reliable offsite backup.
  • Data is encrypted and secure.
  • Geo replication of data.
  • Possibility to proactively arrange a disaster recovery plan for automatic execution.
  • Possibility to monitor the servers and automatically switch to the 2nd datacentre or switch on the machines in Azure in case of emergency.
  • Works with as little as one PC to complex server infrastructures and everything in between.
  • DRP supports a wide range of Microsoft applications.

Disaster recovery

Protect your servers and get your systems back online quickly.

  • Keep a replica of the entire server infrastructure—updated in near real-time.
  • Get applications and services back up and running in minutes.

Get fast, simple backup and an easy way to restore lost files.

  • Backup files to a secondary location.
  • Quickly restore files when accidentally deleted or lost.
  • Retain files and data for legal requirements.




Your benefits:
  • Protect against data loss and damage.
  • Simple and reliable offsite backup.
  • Data is encrypted and secure.
  • Geo replication of data.
  • Efficient use of bandwidth and storage.
  • Flexible data backup and data recovery plan.
  • Pay only for what you use, competitive storage costs.
  • Virtually unlimited virtual storage capacity.
  • Works with as little as one PC to complex server infrastructures and everything in between.
  • Integration into classic workloads (Server, SQL, SharePoint, Exchange…).
  • Integration into existing System Center DPM Backups.