The cloud is transforming how businesses consume IT today by offering consumption-based resources and services that can scale up or down, as needed. Microsoft Azure makes it easy to scale up or down as your business needs change. With Microsoft Azure, you can save time, money, and effort on data back-up, disaster recovery, and security management workloads.
In fact, a recent McKinsey study found that SMBs are able to reduce costs by as much as 50% by moving to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. And, according to AMI research, roughly one quarter of small businesses and one half of midsize businesses plan to shift their budgets to more cloud spending over on-premises spending.
In case you’re wondering how to move your data to the cloud, here are a few easy ways to get started
With Azure back-up solutions, you can protect your data and applications to avoid costly business interruptions or to meet compliance requirements. Securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud—reducing cost and complexity, while achieving efficiency and scalability.
Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. So, be ready with a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery for all your major IT systems—without the expense of secondary infrastructure.
With an increase in security breaches and cybercrimes, companies are rightfully concerned about the security of their data in the cloud. Azure has several industry-leading options for managing and monitoring your assets.