Microsoft has been a leading and pioneering name in the IT business and more than 90% of global, Fortune 500 brands using Microsoft’s cloud solutions and services. The number of retailers and brands already using Azure to fuel business growth and reinvent themselves as part of their managed IT services is what makes this brand one of the foremost cloud service providers in the industry,
With more and more of the industry looking to learn and understand what cloud based services are all about, here below are some benefits of the Microsoft Cloud for retailers and brands.
- Consistent IT flexibility with a hybrid cloud
With Azure, retailers and brands can get both the ability to deploy in the cloud or on-premises and extend on-premises data and apps with hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management, and across the data platform. Azure’s flexibility in how you build your apps also helps accelerate innovation, rapidly building simple to complex projects using your choice of tools and open source technologies.
- Trust only the most trusted cloud for complete IT protection
Microsoft Azure is committed to the highest levels of trust, transparency, standards conformance, and regulatory compliance. The broad suite of cloud products and services are all built from the ground up to address the most rigorous security and privacy demands of customers and offer 50 compliance offerings and more certifications than any other cloud service provider. The Microsoft Cloud helps accelerate compliance a case in point being Europe’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law.
- Easy implementation and a ready-to-use IoT
The Microsoft Cloud offers plenty of effortless ways to drive better operational efficiencies while most importantly driving down costs. With the Azure IoT Suite, your business will benefit from preconfigured solutions for the most common IoT scenarios. The Azure IoT Suite is also open and customizable by design running on Linux, Android, or other open source technologies.
- Power decisions and apps with unmatched intelligence
Azure is also the only public cloud that provides Cognitive APIs, Bots, Machine Learning, and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) capabilities for developers and data scientists. It builds intelligent solutions at scale by pairing these capabilities with powerful GPU-based compute to accelerate deep learning, enable HPC simulations, and conduct real-time data analytics using Azure N-Series Virtual Machines.
- More regions than any other cloud provider expands your business globally
Microsoft has 40 announced Azure regions across the globe, more than any major cloud provider. This priority on geographic expansion means a business can choose the datacentre and region that’s most ideal for it with the necessary performance and support needed to successfully run it.
- Build strong and develop further on the leading cloud platform
Microsoft is the only cloud provider recognized in the industry as having leading solutions in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Businesses can get even more value out of their investment in Azure by using one of the industry-leading SaaS services including Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
- Business Apps powered by Azure
Azure is an open and flexible cloud that supports multiple operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases, and devices. Azure works continuously with industry-leading software vendors to certify their applications for that ultimate peace of mind. The company builds unique relationships with SAP, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat to deliver first-class support.
- Cloud with confidence
Azure is built on the same trusted technologies like Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, Hyper-V, and more. This means a consistent, familiar and stable environment. Azure provides flexible and powerful tools that help ensure a successful workload migration and validation of all cloud applications and dependencies.
Apart from these well-defined benefits for your business Azure is also committed to offering the best pricing and most flexible installation options. This is why any business with an ambition to grow vertically and globally must have Microsoft Azure as a part of its IT solution.