Extend your existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your datacenter. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost. It’s why it’s one of the best cloud computing services available.

Your on-premises infrastructure is key to the business, and a major investment – yet the benefits of a cloud approach are becoming too great to ignore. Extending your datacenter with cloud services can increase reliability and performance, expand your capabilities, and deliver secured mobile apps worldwide – all while saving time and effort. These are four areas in which the cloud can enhance your IT infrastructure and the benefits experienced by customer:

Identity: Efficiently manage user access and identity from virtually anywhere.

  • Provide access to cloud apps in the field with single sign-on.
  • Save time and reduce helpdesk calls with user-directed account and password resets.
  • Benefit from the latest security technologies and updates.

Datacenter extension: Expand your capabilities without huge investment:

  • Quickly provision enterprise-grade virtual machines.
  • Connect VMs to your on-premises datacenter infrastructure.
  • Deliver capacity on demand.

Disaster recovery and backup: Help protect data and apps to ensure business continuity.

  • A good place to start transforming with cloud.
  • Help protect applications and data from equipment failure or natural disaster.
  • Information can be made available from virtually anywhere.

Database and SQL as a service: Apply hyper-scale tools to large datasets.

  • Easily scale without taking days to deploy new hardware.
  • Consolidate disparate streams from disparate platforms.
  • Easily manage high volumes of data.