Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges.
It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy virtual servers, networks, hosted databases and applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

The advantages of Microsoft Azure

Open & flexible

An open and flexible platform: Azure supports a large number of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases and devices. Create containers with Docker, build applications with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.JS, and build backend infrastructure for iOS, Android and Windows clients

Scalable

Scale as needed, pay as used: Azure allows you to scale your workload up and down to meet temporary increases (holiday sales, batch jobs, …) and decreases (vacation time, …) in load. You only pay for what you’ve effectively used.

secure

Safe and secure: Microsoft acts as a gateway and provides an extensive toolset to secure access and data in line with the strictest regulatory and privacy requirements in the EU.

Microsoft Azure is ideally suited for customers which

Routinely experience sudden bursts of usage, such as video streaming, web shops, RDS, etc.

Require running bursts of parallel workloads, such as software testing during application development.

Have existing large (and expensive) physical servers which can no longer meet the requirements and would necessitate a costly replacement.

Less suitable for

  • Fixed, low-utilization workloads
  • Workload requiring specific custom hardware
  • Users with requirements to keep data locally in Belgium