What Is Microsoft Azure And Why Should We Use It For Enterprise


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers 600+ cloud services under a single umbrella. Microsoft Azure was formerly known as Window Azure in October 2008. Azure provides services for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through multiple data centers.
Azure lets you add cloud abilities to your current system through its foundation as a help (PaaS) model, or endow Microsoft with the entirety of your processing and system needs with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Either alternative gives secure, solid access to your cloud facilitated information—one based on Microsoft's demonstrated engineering. Azure gives a regularly growing cluster of items and administrations intended to address every one of your issues through one advantageous, simple to oversee stage. The following are only a portion of the abilities Microsoft offers through Azure and tips for deciding whether the Microsoft cloud is the correct decision for your association.
Today a lot of organizations still have genuine worries about moving applications to the cloud. Fears about system security, accessibility, and potential vacation whirl through the heads of bosses, some of the time incapacitating associations into sitting tight on existing tech—despite the fact that it's maturing continuously.
Enter Microsoft Azure, the industry chief's answer for setting off to an in-part or thoroughly cloud-based design. The following is an itemized look at what Azure is, the intensity of joining forces with Microsoft for a cloud or half and half cloud arrangement, and the most ideal approach to get full and noteworthy perceivability into your accumulated logs and foundation measurements so your association can respond rapidly to circumstances.

What can Microsoft Azure do? 

Microsoft updates and maintains Azure services day by day to make services more secure and flexible for end-users. Some of the most popular services are listed and explained below,

Storage Services

Azure Storage is Microsoft's distributed storage answer for the current data storage approach. Azure Storage offers a hugely versatile article store for information questions, a document framework administration for the cloud, an informing store for dependable informing, and a NoSQL store. Azure Storage is: durable and exceptionally accessible.

Compute Services 

Azure Virtual Machines (VM) is one of a few sorts of on-demand, adaptable registering assets that Azure offers. You pay for extra VMs when you need them and shut them down when you don't. Broadened datacenter – Virtual machines in an Azure virtual system can undoubtedly be associated with your organization's system. Azure provides some of compute options which are given below:
  1. Virtual machine (VM)
  2. App Service
  3. Service Fabric,
  4. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS),
  5. Azure Container instance
  6. Azure Functions
  7. Azure Batch
  8. Cloud service 

Mobile Services

Azure Mobile Services give an adaptable cloud backend to building Windows Store, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, Android, and HTML/JavaScript applications. Store information in the cloud, validate clients and send pop-up messages to your application within minutes. We can get the advantages of Azure mobile services which are given below,
  1. Store any type of data on Azure Storage.
  2. We can use AD Authentication.
  3. We can use the Push notification service.
  4. We can use access on-premises resources. 

Database Services

Azure SQL Database is one of the options to store relational databases, Microsoft Azure provides as a managed service now. So we can create a high availability based and high performance based database layer for the applications and solutions in Azure. SQL Database can be the right choice for a variety of modern cloud applications because it enables you to process both relational data and non-relational structures, such as graphs, JSON, spatial, and XML. Microsoft Azure has other database options which are given below,
  1. Cosmos DB
  2.  PostgreSQL
  3.  MySQL
  4. SQL Data Warehouse
  5. Data Lake Store

Messaging and Event Services

Microsoft Azure offers four types of messaging and event services in Azure: Service Bus, Storage Queues, Event Hubs, and Event Grid. Of these, two are explicitly for events: Event Hubs and Event Grid, and the other two: Service Bus and Storage lines, are for Azure messaging.

Media Services

Azure Media Services lets you convey any media, on for all intents and purposes any gadget, to any place on the internet utilizing the cloud. The assortment of features gives encoding, live or on-demand sharing, content security and ordering for video and audio data. We can take advantage of Azure media services which are given below:
  1. On-Demand service
  2. Live- Broadcasting
  3. Digital Marketing
  4.  Audio and Video security 


A type of development (Dev) and operations(Ops), DevOps is the association of individuals, procedures, and innovation to consistently offer some incentive to clients.
What does DevOps mean for groups? DevOps empowers some  siloed jobs—improvement, IT tasks, quality building, and security—to arrange and team up to create better, increasingly dependable items. By receiving a DevOps culture alongside DevOps practices and apparatuses, groups gain the capacity to be more likely to be able to react to client needs, increment trust in the applications they fabricate and accomplish business objectives quicker. In simple words we can say it's a combination of plan, develop, deliver and operate. We can advantage of Azure DevOps services which are given below,
  1. Speeding up time to market
  2. Easy to adapt to the current market.
  3. Maintaining system stability and reliability and scalability.
  4. Improving the time to delivery and recovery process.
  5. Tracking and reporting of manpower and productivity.

Why are organizations showing trust in Microsoft Azure?

They already know about on-premise datacenters which have no future. Why are some of the top companies like 3M, BMW moving their workload to Microsoft Azure? Because of these reasons: 
  1. Security
  2. Flexibility
  3. Scalability
  4. Application Cost
  5. Disaster recovery
  6. Logging capability 
  7. Autoscaling
  8. Global datacenters
  9. High Availability
  10. High performance
  11. 24*7 Technical Support


 This article explained facts about the Azure Cloud, and why we should use it with enterprise applications.