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It is no secret that in today’s day and age there are two major requirements for network infrastructure; reliability and security. Microsoft fully understands these needs and has developed one of the world’s largest networks. A network investment north of $15 billion to be exact. How can you utilize the Microsoft cloud to enhance your business?
Microsoft currently has over 100 data centers within its cloud network. This allows for a vast level of redundancy which is crucial for business operations. Redundancy has a positive impact on the degree of uptime you experience. This should be imperative within a business continuity plan. In the event of a disaster (i.e. flood, fire, outage, etc.), having a redundant network will allow for failover between data centers. This keeps your data accessible and your business running.
Did you know that Microsoft has enough fiber in its cloud network to stretch to the moon and back…three times? Fiber optics is well known for its speed capabilities. However, there are other benefits that come with fiber. Temperature, weather, or even radio signals can negatively affect connectivity within a copper network. With fiber, these concerns are mitigated providing more reliability. Furthermore, fiber does not radiate a signal the way copper does which makes it difficult to extract data from, which enhances the security factor.
Microsoft’s cloud network processes over 1.5 million requests per second across the 200+ online services offered. Whether it be typing a word doc in Office 365, making a call through Skype’s PBX capabilities, managing customer accounts in Dynamics 365, or running a virtual network through Azure, Microsoft has developed a network that quickly and securely handles these processes.
Cost benefits of Microsoft Cloud
The benefit to your business is that this technology can be utilized without the prohibitive cost of on-premise hardware. The subscription-based model eliminates the need for large capital expenditures. Furthermore, you can take advantage of software updates, which often include security updates or enhancements, without having to perform the update yourself. Document management can become simplified over your whole organization through SharePoint and OneDrive. Since everything is happening off premise, you add flexibility to your workforce with the power to access your network from anywhere without effecting productivity.
These benefits mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg regarding advantages of cloud computing. Please feel free to contact us for more information on how we can help enhance your business through the Microsoft Cloud.
Beringer Technology Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and CRM for Distribution. We also provide expert Managed IT Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Based Computing and Unified Communication Systems.