Azure

Introduction to Azure


Azure is Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure suite. It is an application hosting and development platform that is fully integrated with Microsoft’s development and database tools and which provides a comprehensive collection of cloud-based alternatives to physical hardware and services. Azure allows the rapid and efficient deployment of server loads, web applications, databases and other workloads, all supported by robust networking, security and access management tools. Azure also supports a variety of hybrid deployment models to allow on-premise and cloud components to work together in a s secure and compliant manner.
 
Microsoft have integrated support for a wide range of proprietary and open source technologies into Azure and are committed to providing consistently high levels of performance at scale.
 
At Filter Digital we make extensive use of Azure to host client solutions and workloads, particularly when there is a pre-existing investment in Microsoft technologies.

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Why Azure is a good choice?

We favour Azure for solutions that require or will benefit from use of Microsoft technologies. If Active Directory integration is a requirement for a given project than Azure will be a strong candidate. We have also found that Azure provides a cost-effective way to consume Microsoft licensing with the capability to scale rapidly while minimising the costs associated with burst type activity.
 
Episerver projects are often a good fit for Azure as Episerver is optimised to run on Azure containers. Episerver’s hosted offering is also provided on Azure infrastructure.
 
Azure is also strong in security compliance with more certifications than any other cloud provider. This can really save time and money when it comes to fulfilling comprehensive regulatory requirements that may be key to getting a green light for a specific project.

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Who is using Azure?


Adobe built its data lake with Azure Data Lake Store and Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings like Azure Virtual Machines.
 
Toyota Material Handling uses the Azure cloud to get its technicians to job sites more reliably—with instant access to the technical information they need.
 
Bosch increases vehicle safety using map-matching algorithms and Azure Kubernetes Service.
 
Paychex migrated to Azure SQL Database to handle their explosive growth. Using elastic pools, Paychex can deliver the app at scale with high performance and availability.
 
Amtrak needed a solution to connect its large number of mobile workers to the wider enterprise. The company used Azure AD for identity and access management and for multi-factor authentication.

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Adobe  – Toyota – Bosch – Paychex – BP

Who is using Azure?


Adobe built its data lake with Azure Data Lake Store and Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings like Azure Virtual Machines.
 
Toyota Material Handling uses the Azure cloud to get its technicians to job sites more reliably—with instant access to the technical information they need.
 
Bosch increases vehicle safety using map-matching algorithms and Azure Kubernetes Service.
 
Paychex migrated to Azure SQL Database to handle their explosive growth. Using elastic pools, Paychex can deliver the app at scale with high performance and availability.
 
Amtrak needed a solution to connect its large number of mobile workers to the wider enterprise. The company used Azure AD for identity and access management and for multi-factor authentication.