In this day and age, many businesses are using cloud computing in order to help effectively run their business. This is especially true for any business that uses a lot of data and needs to store a lot of information, especially off-site. However, there may be a few things that many business owners might not know about cloud computing and related software. However, that may open up the question as to why more and more businesses are trusting Microsoft Azure to help handle their workloads. That being said, it offers a number of benefits, especially when coupled with Azure Monitoring like the one that ThousandEyes offers.
It’s More Affordable
The likes of routers, load balancers and all of the other systems and products needed to store your business information on the cloud can end up being quite expensive. On top of this major investment, there’s also the fact that you’ll need to hire someone in order to keep an eye on these systems and ensure that they’re working properly. All told, this can end up costing your business thousands every year, possibly reaching the six-figure mark. With Azure, however, you’re cutting out the bulk of that cost. Not only do you not need to purchase any of the equipment necessary, but the cost of monitoring and servicing all of this through Azure is a fraction of the cost. You’ll be cutting out all of the initial investment while also reducing any annual fees by a large margin. On top of this, as your business grows so will any expenses related to the upkeep and upgrading of all of that equipment. However, that cost is only a fraction of that with Azure.
Everything Is Backed Up
Sometimes the unfortunate can happen, and if you’ve got all of your data stored on-site, then you risk losing all of that due to circumstances beyond your control. This can also be the case if you’re keeping your data off-site in a physical location. However, Azure bypasses this kind of unfortunate event by ensuring that any and all information you’re storing is backed up in the cloud. Because of that, you’ll have better peace of mind by knowing that there’s virtually no chance of you losing the information you need in order to keep your business going.
Many suppliers of cloud computing or any other service related to it can be somewhat inflexible with what they offer. In many cases, you could end up paying for some services you may not need in order to get the services you want. As you grow, your needs will also change and this kind of inflexibility may end up being a problem for your business. However, the way Azure is set up means that you’re only paying for, and getting, what you want. As your business grows and your needs change, it’s a lot simpler and more straightforward to change your package to better suit your current needs. After all, what’s the point of paying for a service if it’s not what you’re looking for, especially in the long term?