Are you considering a migration to Azure, but do not know if you can fully trust it and what it has to offer? It has been almost ten years since Microsoft released their own cloud computing service, Microsoft Azure. More than 120,000 new users joins this service per month, and 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust Azure for their software deployments (e.g. Dynamics 365)

The biggest companies trust Azure with their software deployments because of its network security, database backup, and time efficiency. 

Azure Cloud Services Benefits

Network Security 

The top question and concern from our client is, “Is my data secured in the Cloud?” And the answer is “Yes!” It is definitely safer than your own private server. According to Identity Theft Resource Center, cyber criminals succeeded to steal over 29 million sensitive data from company servers in 2016 alone. In contrast, Microsoft invests over $1 billion per year into cyber security, making sure that your data is protected against these types of cyber attacks. 

Microsoft has stated that the average IT personnel might not have the right skills to keep your server’s security updated around the clock. In addition, a third of all businesses worldwide are struggling to find an IT personnel with the required cloud competencies. With that being said, Azure Cloud Services providers (CSP), or as we like to call it partners, are experts that will keep your Cloud solution in “tip top shape” around the clock. 

Database backup 

Azure is equipped with a backup feature, which allows businesses to protect their data. Hypothetically, this backup feature will be able to retrieve data even if an unfortunate event occurs like a system failure brought on by an external force. Azure Managed Service Provider (MSP) or partner takes over the management of this component, creating regular backups and maintaining historical data caches.

Time efficiency

Azure requires consistent maintenance and your IT staff are usually busy with deadlines. Cloud service providers (CSPs) or partners will save time for your own IT staff by performing essential upkeep and platform management duties. Clients who switches from on-premise to Cloud hosting sees double the time savings.


TMC recommends Dynamics 365 on the Azure Cloud

To optimize your Cloud experience, we recommend implementing an ERP system called Microsoft Dynamics 365. These are the reasons why:

Dynamics 365 and Azure are compatible

Dynamics 365 and Azure cloud Services are perfect for each other, only because Dynamics 365 is built for Azure. Azure makes it possible to deploy, manage, and build applications; and Dynamics 365 works perfectly with “the power” of Azure. When Dynamics 365 is on Azure, you can trust it on a high-performance and stable technology that uses the full potential of your ERP and/or CRM systems. Dynamics 365’s full potential can rely on Azure.

Dynamics 365 and Azure connects easily

It makes it very convenient that Dynamics 365 and Azure are both made by Microsoft, which flawlessly set up together. If you choose to host Dynamics 365 on Azure, you cut costs by slashing implementation time and increase productivity with your software.

Access Control

Azure has access control feature, which eases our clients because this feature gives them better control over the protection of their data, reports, and activity on their software (ERP and CRM). Access control allows restrictions from being viewed by third party and certain people. Lastly, not only will Azure make information on Dynamics 365 safe and sound, but it will also help manage accessibility. 

Encryption options

Azure is known for its encryption options and compliance coverage, which eases the stress of clients trusting the cloud with sensitive data. Since Dynamics 365 stores sensitive data, Azure’s encryption standards will make sure it is secured. Not all clouds can offer to manage, store, backup, and control the access to the data on Dynamics 365, but of course the Azure Cloud can.

In conclusion, Dynamics 365 on Azure can help streamline your business in many ways. Most importantly, Azure empowers your ERP and CRM to do much more than an on-premise solution. If you have any questions regarding Azure or other Microsoft products, contact us.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for insightful tutorials and demos.