Of course, being able to remotely access systems, data, projects, and more using laptops, tablets, and smartphones is a plus, but not every business wants or needs everything to be in the Cloud. With Microsoft Dynamics, that’s OK. As with many Cloud providers, you can choose between on-site deployment or the Cloud, but Azure offers a unique third choice. When you go hybrid, you get to use both platforms and can decide which items to keep On Premise, such as key programs and sensitive data, and put the rest in the cloud on Microsoft Azure. Microsoft is the only cloud platform to provide the cloud quadruple play, delivering IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, as well as the on-premises software to build a hybrid cloud. It is evident that Microsoft is best positioned to serve the cloud needs of conventional business customers.
As of late 2015, Microsoft has data centers in 19 regions and counting, rapidly growing their data footprint behind their annual investment of $10 billion per year, putting them ahead of competitors like Amazon and Google. Some Azure numbers of note that continue to grow by day are: