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Issue 8: September 2016
Service Spotlight

Infrastructure as a Service with Microsoft Azure

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the internet. As a result you are able to quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for what you use.

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services including: analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web.

The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web applications and services faster. Azure supports the broadcast selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Azure can easily be integrated with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features.

Common Microsoft Azure Scenarios

  • Test and development: Teams can quickly set up and dismantle test and development environments, bringing new applications to market faster.
  • Website hosting: Running websites using IaaS can be less expensive than traditional web hosting.
  • Storage, backup, and recovery: IaaS is useful for handling unpredictable demand and steadily growing storage needs.
  • Web apps: Organizations can quickly deploy web apps on IaaS and easily scale infrastructure up and down when demand for the apps is unpredictable.
  • Big data analysis: Mining data sets to locate or tease out these hidden patterns requires a huge amount of processing power, which IaaS economically provides.

Advantages of IaaS

  • Eliminates capital expense and reduces ongoing cost
  • Improves business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Innovate rapidly
  • Respond quicker to shifting business conditions
  • Focus on your core business
  • Increase stability, reliability, and supportability
  • Better security
  • Gets new apps to users faster

How Marcum Technology Can Help

Marcum Technology has completed numerous projects that involved successfully migrating on premise infrastructure to the cloud.

Typical migrating projects require discovery, addressing compatibility issues, network readiness/bandwidth adjustments as well as a form detailing workload migration strategy, usually broken out in phases.

While moving to the cloud can be challenging - utilizing Marcum Technology's experience and skill can make this process more simplified and fluent, guaranteeing a successful project.

For more information please contact our Technical Solutions team: firmmarcumtechnologyllctechnicalsolutionsarchitect@marcumllp.com.