What is Azure?

Azure is Microsoft’s Global Cloud Platform. It provides a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and businesses can use to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of data centres. Azure allows businesses of all sizes to leverage the benefits of a highly secure, highly available and highly scalable platform that's available in over 42 regions globally.

Huge Scale, Huge Range

Azure is huge – huge in scale, huge in capacity, and huge in the range of products and services available to developers and end-customers. Constantly evolving, Azure has over 160 different services available across Compute, Networking, Storage, Web, Database, IoT, and Security.

Despite the vast range of services, businesses of any size can get started with Azure. The majority of customers are using 5 key services:


Key Services

Cloud Services

Cloud Services is Azure’s Platform-as-a-Service that supports applications that are scalable, reliable, and inexpensive to operate, whilst providing control over the virtual machines

Virtual Machines

Choose to be on-premises, in the Cloud or both. Choose your own virtual machine image or download a certified pre-configured image in the Azure Marketplace.

Azure Backup

Azure Backup can be used to protect data by backing it up to the Microsoft Cloud. Data can be anything from a single file or folder up to a datacentre. Azure Backup can be used in conjunction with Windows client operating systems, Windows Server, System Center Data Protection Manager, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V VMs, as well as Azure IaaS VMs running on Windows and Linux.

Site Recovery

Site Recovery can be used to orchestrate and automate protection of on-premises workloads running on Hyper-V virtual machines, VMware virtual machines, and physical servers to Azure or a secondary datacentre.

App Service Web Apps

App Service Web Apps is a fully managed platform that allows developers to build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web apps.

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Risc IT Solutions are a Top 20 UK Microsoft Partner, managing over 22,000 seats. As Azure is huge – huge in scale, huge in capacity, and huge in the range of products and services available, it's important to us that you get the right solution for your business, at the right price.

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