The entire concept of cloud computing is based on the effective sharing and usage of resources that an organization leverages, as well as the granting of access for these resources to all stakeholders who are directly interested in them, in the shortest amount of time, anywhere they might be in the world.
Azure is the cloud platform that any business can rely on, regardless of its size or its seniority, and here’s why:
- Scalability & flexibility
Companies can choose specific components they might need at any given moment, for a limited amount of time, as costs will automatically be calculated based on their customized options. If their activity implies seasonal variations, BlackFriday for example, companies have the possibility of setting the number of users and the virtual machines’ capacity to match these variations. Beneficiaries can also control user access, either from within the network or outside of it, from any OS (Windows, Android, iOS) with the option of choosing a functioning schedule for the backup virtual machines.
- Lower associated costs & total deductibility
Migrating solutions to the cloud enables companies to cut their initial investment in licenses and physical equipment, while also dropping costs for maintenance and repairments. Investments in the physical IT infrastructure that a company needs are amortized in a few years, while with Azure, being a subscription based service, they can be deducted monthly.
- 24/7 availability with Microsoft grade security
Azure allows using all apps, services and virtual machines without interrupting their smooth functioning and, in case of any technical issues, the backup machine becomes available in just a couple of minutes, without interrupting the operational flow.
Built on the the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle, which is a vanguard concept for developing the most secure code based on proven technology, Azure is also compliant with all security standards: ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2.
We’ll now present two case studies in which migration on the Azure Cloud brought our clients lower operational costs and improved resources management.
First: we have a Romanian company operating in the electrical equipment industry which needed a version upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV from 2009 to 2017. This upgrade also implied extending the existing IT infrastructure. In order to ensure and manage user access from different locations, only the initial costs of this operation would have been around 18 000 Euro without including costs for maintenance and the extension of their IT department.
Choosing to migrate to Azure along with upgrading their solution, the company obtained a profitable price for the Azure infrastructure: less than 18 euros/month/user.
The second example is a company working in home decor, with industry specific business requirements and a relatively small number of users that needed access in the ERP. Along with integrating a newer version of Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV, they’ve chosen to migrate all their processes in Azure, which determined a better management of their informational flux, but also more efficient IT related costs.
Team Navision offers cloud ready Microsoft solutions and services for Azure: Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, PowerBI, MS SQL Server, Office 365 and Sharepoint.
Feel free to to contact our colleague Radu Chis for a free demo for your business or just to find out more about how Microsoft Azure can optimize your operations.