Cloud, Azure, and Managed Services
Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including those for compute, analytics, storage and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications, or run existing applications, in the public cloud.
Benefits of Microsoft Azure includes:
Keep Data Storage Simple:
Blobs (Binary Large Objects) are one of the easiest ways to store unstructured text and binary data like images, video, and audio. You can use the Import/Export feature on Windows Azure to move this data in and out of Blob storage as necessary.
Extend your existing IT:
Easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features.
With Windows Azure, you can scale on-demand resources to grow along with your business. You can even move virtual hard disks between on-premises and cloud servers with Azure’s System Center.
“Set it and forget it” scheduling:
Microsoft Azure allows you to create jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules.
Use an open and flexible platform:
Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices.
Azure Automation allows you to automate tasks in your Azure environment. By creating workflows called “runbooks”, you can eliminate the time spent on monitoring and maintaining the resources in your cloud environment, lowering overhead costs and allowing you to focus on value added business work.
Moving to the cloud. Running in the cloud. Stored in the cloud. Accessed from the cloud: these days is seems like everything is happening “in the cloud”.
The short answer is that it’s somewhere at the other end of your internet connection – a place where you can access apps and services, and where your data can be stored securely.
Cloud computing has completely transformed the way enterprises approach and use technology to drive business performance. It’s the cloud that helps companies drive unparalleled productivity. The cloud turns massive streams of data into actionable insight. The cloud scales rapidly to meet the growing demands of users and enterprises. And the cloud that transforms a distributed workforce into a connected team. The cloud gives you tools to help unlock insights that — in the hands of the right people at the right time — empower you with data to make your enterprise more innovative and increase speed to market. This helps your business become more agile and responsive to constantly changing conditions. And when your entire organization has access to insights, your teams can seize opportunities quickly and create more consistent customer experiences.
If you fall behind in keeping up with things such as backups, patches and security, the odds are that you’ll face an IT outage or another problem down the road that will negatively impact your business. For instance, if your e-mail server, customer relationship management system, financial application or network goes down unexpectedly, you face substantial productivity and revenue losses as a result.
Fabco Solutions’ Managed Services protects your business from many of the challenges related to building and supporting your enterprise systems. FABCO Solutions provides documented, organized managed services to clients who need anywhere, anytime access to critical data – but do not want to be responsible for continuously monitoring and optimizing system, infrastructure, or vendor performance.
Fabco Solutions’ Managed Services offering enables companies to shift focus to growth and profitability strategies by:
Why Fabco Solutions?
Our cloud services and solutions are designed to give you the power to integrate and manage systems and processes across multiple datacenters, infrastructures, and service providers – on terms that you control. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs.
Maintain Data Integrity and Security:
The risks enterprise mobility, BYOD, or other mobile / cloud services have on data integrity and security are complex. FabcoSolutions works with clients to build mobile strategies, applications, and services that are safe, secure, and private.
Enable new ways of doing business.
Cloud computing empowers enterprises to leverage emerging opportunities – from big data to social media – to improve business performance. The cloud also makes it easier to respond to and execute growth strategies, additional revenue streams, and continuous improvement initiatives.
Enable Business Agility:
Cloud computing makes organizations more responsive, flexible, scalable, and ultimately more competitive. Cloud services enable companies to deliver resources faster, support new business initiatives, and keep pace with the competition.
Hybrid Systems Integration:
Adoption of cloud technology in the enterprise is rapidly increasing. But it is important to note that in most cases cloud solutions are not replacing on-premises systems – they are complementing them. This requires seamless and scalable integrations between on-premises and cloud-based platforms.