Windows Azure is Microsoft’s flag ship Cloud Platform which encompasses all of Microsoft’s cloud technology including Office 365. It is a platform to host and deploy various technologies including Virtual Machines, SQL Databases, WebApps and backup to name but a few.
It enables Companies to host virtual machines including Windows 2012 Server operating systems and many Linux operating systems directly with Microsoft utilising Microsoft data centers and hardware.
Azure easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, Leap IT are able to replicate your on-premise IT infrastructure to Windows Azure to be used in the event of a failure.
Windows Azure allows our customers to host mission critical applications and programs in the cloud relieving the pressure of management and the on-going maintenance of having services hosted locally in their offices.
Microsoft price Windows Azure dependent on the resources you are using and how long they are being utilised, this model means you only pay for what you need when you need it. It is also a scalable solution allowing you to increase and decrease the services you require to meet demands.
From small test projects to major software roll outs, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. Customers include 3M, AccuWeather, Condé Nast, Diebold, GE Healthcare, HarperCollins, Heineken, LG, NBC, Pier 1 Imports, Real Madrid, Saab, Samsung, Trek, Xerox… and many, many more.
Azure’s ‘Pay as you go’ services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and popular infrastructure services such as Virtual Machines, disaster recovery, Backup Services and bandwidth means you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.
Leap IT makes it easy to deploy Microsoft applications on Azure Virtual Machines from SharePoint to web applications and even remote desktop services, you get great stability, performance and guidance when running your applications on Azure.