Turn your ideas into solutions faster using a trusted cloud which is designed for you
The power of Cloud computing has disrupted the delivery of computing services of using —servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more; has equally enabled tiny startups, small to mid-sized enterprises, government agencies to non-profits institutions embracing the technology for all sorts of reasons. It is simply more affordable as OPEX model over the CAPEX model and economic sense of charging based on usage.
Here are a few of the things you can do with the cloud:
- Create new apps and services
- Store, back up and recover data
- Host websites and blogs
- Stream audio and video
- Deliver software on demand
- Analyse data for patterns and make predictions
Business Benefits of Cloud
Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software and setting up and running the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power, the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. It adds up fast.
Cloud services are self service and on demand enabled, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, giving businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.
The benefits of cloud computing services include the ability to scale elastically. It means delivering the right amount of IT resources — for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth—right when its needed and from the right geographic location.
On-site datacenters typically require a lot of “racking and stacking”—hardware set up, software patching and other time-consuming IT management chores. Cloud computing removes the need for many of these tasks, business can run hassle free of these issues.
The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure datacenters, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single corporate datacenter, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale.
Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity easier and less expensive, because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network.
What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud offering that enables individuals and organizations to create, deploy, and operate cloud-based applications and infrastructure services. The Microsoft Azure public cloud platform offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services to organizations worldwide.
Microsoft Azure can also be used in conjunction with various Microsoft solutions, such as Microsoft System Center, and can be leveraged together to extend an organization’s current datacenter into a hybrid cloud that expands capacity and provides capabilities beyond what could be delivered solely from an on-premises standpoint.
Uses for Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure offers many services and resource offerings. For example, you can use the Azure Virtual Machines compute services to build a network of virtual servers to host an application, database, or custom solution, which would be an IaaS based offering. Other services can be categorized as PaaS because you can use them without maintaining the underlying operating systems. For example, when you run a website in Azure Web Apps, or a SQL database in Azure SQL Databases it is not necessary to ensure that you are using the latest version of Internet Information Services (IIS) or SQL and have the latest patches and updates installed, as this is the responsibility of the Microsoft Azure platform.
An example of a SaaS service on Microsoft Azure would be Operations Management Suite, which is set up and accessed via Operational Insights services. Here, you just set up your management tools and connect into the services you wish to manage all through Microsoft Azure, so no local infrastructure is required or needed to be managed. The Microsoft Azure platform is responsible for all of that and provides direct access to the Management software. Microsoft Azure provides lots of services which fall into IaaS, PaaS or SaaS contexts and these services are constantly being added to and evolving.
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Strategies
Drive Systems integration for greater reliability, scalability, efficiency, and sustainability
Security & Compliance
Keep Customer data secure, maintain privacy and meet regulatory regulations while providing high service availability
Evolve datacentre operations and build technologies to improve efficiency while sharing sustainability best practices with the industry
Azure Services: Compute, Storage and Identity
Microsoft Azure provides cloud services for accomplishing various tasks and functions across the IT spectrum and those services can be organized in several broad categories. There are services for different usage scenarios and a wide range of services that can be used as building blocks to create custom cloud solutions.
Compute and Networking Services
- Azure Virtual Machines. Create Windows® and Linux virtual machines from pre-defined templates, or deploy your own custom server images in the cloud.
- Azure RemoteApp. Provision Windows applications on Azure and run them from any device.
- Azure Cloud Services. Define multi-tier PaaS cloud services that you can deploy and manage on Windows Azure.
- Azure Virtual Networks. Provision networks to connect your virtual machines, PaaS cloud services, and on-premises infrastructure.
- Azure ExpressRoute. Create a dedicated high-speed connection from your on-premises data center to Azure.
- Traffic Manager. Implement load-balancing for high scalability and availability.
Storage and Backup Services
- Azure Storage. Store data in files, binary large objects (BLOBs), tables, and queues.
- Azure Import/Export Service. Transfer large volumes of data using physical media.
- Azure Backup. Use Azure as a backup destination for your on-premises servers.
- Azure Site Recovery. Manage complete site failover for on-premises and Azure private cloud infrastructures.
Identify and Access Management Services
- Azure Active Directory. Integrate your corporate directory with cloud services for a single sign on (SSO) solution.
- Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Implement additional security measures in your applications to verify user identity.
What Solutions you can have on Azure?
Connect and engage with customers with digital campaigns
Development and test
Augment the power of Azure and speed up the process of building and testing application across every platform
Reach your customers on every device, with a single mobile app build
Drive better, faster decision making by analysing your data for deeper insights
Make the most informed decision possible by analysing all of the data you need in real time
Big data and analytics
Make the most informed decision possible by analysing all of the data you need in real time
Add cloud touch to your internal business applications that can be made 24/7
Deliver scalable, reliable applications faster than ever before
Build software as a service model and add business insights and intelligence of Azure
Handle exponential data growth without leaving security, scalability or analytics behind
SharePoint on Azure
Deploy SharePoint servers rapidly and scale as needed
Seamlessly integrate applications, data and processes across both on-premises and cloud
Dynamics on Azure
Fuel business growth by bringing ERP on the Cloud
Bring together people, processes and products to enable continuous integration and delivery
Internet of Things
Create the Internet of Your Things by connecting your devices, assets and sensors to collect untapped data
Backup and Archive
Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions
SourceEdge Service Offerings on Microsoft Azure
Our standard services are best suited for businesses who are just exploring Microsoft Azure Services. Our Azure experts can discuss with you the business requirement and recommend you the best service plan your business needs till the implementation of the right subscription plan.
Our Transformation services can help you to discover the true potential of Azure services from short term to long term advantage on transitioning on-premise IT environment to Microsoft Azure Cloud and leverage the continuous innovation around Azure; and build azure transformation of building Cloud native applications.
Our Advisory services are centered around more specific assessment of your business landscape from IT systems and applications usage, complete assessment of economics of business in technology adoption, terms of scale, size to investment, TCO and ROI towards optimization of process, budget and utility of Azure implementation services.
Our Managed services will be extended service center of your company’s IT service team that will assist you with extended support on managing your entire Azure cloud-based ecosystem.
SourceEdge have provided a valued service in helping Globalsoft lay foundations in India. Their flexible infrastructure solutions and their knowledgeable advice on local market practices have allowed us to stay focused on our business and its growth.
Impressed with the services
We have been using ‘SpeedFreight’ solution implemented by SourceEdge since 2007. We are impressed on solution features for it’s ease of use, simple and quick to operate, does meet all our business needs to manage operations, financial accounting, customer relationship, goods tracking, warehouse storage and trans-shipment. We could control cost, manage cash-flow and increase profitability every year.
AgriSys ERP – complete software
We chose SourceEdge to build and implement AgriSys ERP for our business after exploring several standard products. It is a complete software which has most of the modules required for Seed industry.