Businesses can’t ask where they want to be in 5 years without considering where they want their tech to be as well. The way we handle our IT solutions has a direct impact on how we handle business, growth, and disaster.
How do we build solutions now that will work later? By building solutions that can evolve over time. The need to build forward-thinking solutions with existing hardware is why understanding Azure is key to your next step.
Let’s take a look at Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), the two basic services Azure offers users.
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. Users can buy service for storage, hosting, or running application on-demand from its global network of datacentres houses servers, storage, and software. It supports the largest number of operating systems, devices, databases languages, and tools. Azure’s primary options are IaaS and PaaS.
Depending on your business, one of the above may be more appealing than the other. Learning about both should help you see how your current solutions can benefit from Azure’s features.
Even for those of us with infrastructure in place, there are excellent options to leverage our on-site assets, benefit from off-site infrastructure, and still be thinking five years ahead.