Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is a computing platform that offers a range of cloud services, from storage, computing, networking to analytics. Enterprises can select from this plethora of services offered to develop a comprehensive suite of cloud products to run their scaling business applications on public cloud, without having the need to develop and maintain their in-house infrastructure. Through this organizations can reap the benefits of public cloud and focus on their core business goals without having to worry upon their infrastructure. 8K Miles being the Gold partner of Microsoft azure enables various Enterprises across the globe to convert their CapEx into OpEx and grow Agilely. Microsoft Azure offers both a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Read more on how 8K Miles’ Azure consulting partner leverages Microsoft Azure to assist your business.
Why 8K Miles? 8K Miles offerings on Microsoft Cloud
Refined over 350+ customer engagements worldwide, our unique automated framework encompasses security and compliance requirements. This differentiates us by reducing the total cycle time to transform into cloud while significantly enhancing the quality of transformation. While you focus on your business goals, our highly qualified and experienced team of certified architects and consultants, Cloud Automation and Security Certified Architects, DevOps and SysOps experts will help you to transform to cloud smoothly. To achieve innovation at lower cost, Businesses need a highly scalable yet flexible model for their IT infrastructure.
With the increasing demand for a high end computing power coupled with huge storage requirements, organizations have strategically started investing in Cloud. Our competitive Cloud pricing model offers the cost benefits of scaling IT infra up or down depending on the changing business requirements without compromising on the security of highly sensitive data and regulatory compliance. With our tailor-fit solutions, you can stay ahead of your competitors by re-engineering your Enterprise IT infrastructure with flexible offerings in Hybrid Integration, Data Storage and Advanced Analytics solutions this competitive market space, making technology your business advantage will aid you drive business benefits.
Through our expertise and innovative cloud services from Microsoft, you can meet your business goals swiftly and cost-effectively. 8K Miles is a Microsoft Azure Consulting Partner that globally offers Consulting, DevOps & Managed Services utilizing Microsoft Azure
- Experts in migrating Secured and mission critical workloads to Azure Public Cloud
- HIPAA, PCI, PII compliant migrations on a Private Cloud
- Deployment of a Secured Hybrid Cloud Environment (Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 & Azure)
Cloud Assessment & Study
- Strategic Roadmap Definition along with Opportunity Identification of Workloads
- Lift & Shift, Refactoring & Rearchitecting Study of Mission-critical Workloads
- Deployment Strategies for a Secure Cloud deployment on Azure
- Over 30+ Line-of-Business (LOB) application migration engagements successfully completed on Azure
- Windows Server 2003 EOL/EOS migration to Windows Server 2012, System Center & Microsoft Azure
- Deployment of a Secured Hybrid Cloud Environment (Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 & Azure)
- Legacy application stack assessment (ASP/SQL) and rearchitecting & refactoring applications to ASP.NET & Microsoft Azure SQL Database
- On Premise / Data centers to Public, Hybrid and Private Clouds
- Cloud migration strategies – Lift & Shift, embrace and optimized for cloud
- Cloud migration models – Full, Phased and Hybrid
Our cloud migration acceleration kit comprises Custom + Industry tools to accelerate migration to public cloud. Tools include Server migration, Data migration, Pre-Built Cloud Templates, Scalability Templates, High Availability Templates WAN acceleration, Parallel push to cloud, Integrated Continuous Deployment etc. help us to migrate systems faster than our competition.
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What are the Benefits of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services?
As the fastest growing leader in offering Public cloud, Microsoft Azure cloud services are chosen by many Enterprises for the following benefits:
Flexibility and Agility : Azure provides a significant level of flexibility compared to its peers that is suitable for the modern business needs and to accommodate the unforeseen fluctuations encountered in infrastructure management. It offers pay-as-you go options which is very useful for small scale businesses. Azure is also agile in terms of scalability, deployment and is in trend with the latest cloud technology innovation.
Security and Compliance : The data centers in Azure has two-tier authentication which enables a reliable environment to store sensitive data from hackers. The data that is stored in Azure cloud is also in compliance that is required by the highly regulated industries like Pharma, healthcare, Finance, legal and so on, thus making it preferable for industries that demands security and privacy.
Storage and updates : Azure is renowned for its numerous data centers at various locations with multiple delivery points. This enables users to store, access and share data across virtual machines securely and swiftly. All the updates that take place are automated so Enterprises need not worry about manually updating their software.
Apart from the Above Azure offers Analytics support of the data stored, Disaster recovery and unified delivery plan which provides end-to-end solution that could be deployed anywhere in irrespective of any environment like hybrid or multi-cloud.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Products and Services
The following are the Cloud services of Azure that are pigeonholed into products:
Compute : Enables Enterprise users to install, process and handle virtual machines (VMs) to support remote system application access.
Web : This mainly focusses on web applications development and deployment which is enriched with features like search, content delivery, API management and reporting.
Data storage : Here, this category offers scalable storage space for both structured and unstructured data to support Big Data, analytics and related Data Science projects with archival storage support.
Analytics : Along with storage services for huge data from disparity sources, Azure offers real-time analytics, big data analytics, data lakes, machine learning, business intelligence (BI), internet of things (IoT) data streams and data warehousing services.
Networking : This suite focusses on 24*7 monitoring, automatic network attack mitigation, adaptive tuning based on platform insights in Azure, application layer protection with Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall, Integration with Azure Monitor for analytics and insights and protection against the unforeseen costs of a DDoS attack.
Media and content delivery network (CDN) : These services consist of indexing encoding and playback of media files, playback, on-demand streaming media file protection and digital rights protection.
Hybrid integration : Here these services mainly concentrate on server backup, site recovery and connecting private and public clouds.
Identity and access management (IAM) : This set of offering ensures only approved users can access Azure services. With the aid of protect encryption keys, other sensitive information in the cloud are handled safely. These services include support for Azure Active Directory and multifactor authentication (MFA).
Internet of things : These services focus on users to capture, observe and analyze IoT data from sensors and other devices. Here, the services include notifications, analytics, monitoring and support for coding and execution.
Security : These products offer abilities to identify and respond to cloud security threats, manage encryption keys and handle other sensitive assets.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning : This type of offering allows the developer to incorporate Machine learning with Artificial Intelligence and other cognitive capabilities into their applicationss.
Containers : Enterprises utilize these services to orchestrate , register and manage huge quantites of containers in the Azure cloud, using common platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes.
Databases : Azure allows an offering, Database as a Service (DBaaS) for SQL and NoSQL, and other database instances, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. It also comprises of SQL Data Warehouse support, caching, and hybrid database integration and migration features.
DevOps : This offering provides project and collaboration tools, that includes Visual Studio Team Services, to implement DevOps software development methods. It also provides additional features for application diagnostics, DevOps tool integrations, and test labs for build tests and experimentation.
Migration : This particular set of offerings contains tools to aid enterprises evaluate workload migration costs, and execute the actual migration of workloads from local data centers to the Azure cloud.
Mobile : This suite helps a developer to develop cloud applications for mobile devices, offer notification services, support for back-end tasks, tools for constructing APIs and the capability to couple geo-spatial (location) context with data.
Management : These offerings provide a range of backup, recovery, compliance, automation, scheduling and monitoring tools that aids a cloud administrator to achieve an Azure deployment.
DR and backup : Like of the peers, Azure is also uses for data backup and disaster recovery. At times, enterprises also use Azure Cloud Services as a substitute to their own. This is to wisely invest on developing and running business applications rather than investing on local servers.
Azure data centers are located in 54 regions and across 140 countries around the globe , thus making it available anytime, anywhere.
How does Azure Pricing Work?
Microsoft Azure Consulting Services, like its other contemporaries, supports pay-as-you-go pricing model. This is basically charging based on the utilization of Cloud space. But this scenario of pricing changes if a particular application utilizes a range of Azure services where multiple charges will be levied. However, enterprises that establish long term commitment with Microsoft Azure will be offered discounted price.
There are various reasons involved in pricing of a cloud service and any enterprise focus would be managing, minimizing and revising of cloud costs. Azure’s Cost Management, an Azure-native tool will aid to overview, optimize and foresee cloud spend.