With the fast pace of innovation constantly accelerating,
it’s becoming increasingly expensive for SMBs to keep investing in the latest
and greatest IT solutions. At the same time, relying on older solutions while
competitors invest in new ones gives a leg up on them to anticipate, manage, and
respond more quickly to change.
By turning to Microsoft Azure and the cloud, SMBs can keep
their competitive edge without expanding their budget. Azure helps SMBs bring
products and services to market quickly. They can instantly scale globally, with
everything needed to support worldwide business growth. They can run their
operations more cost-effectively, paying only for what they use as opposed to
for what they don’t. They can also free up their budget to spend on other business
needs by eliminating the cost of new hardware. And they can gain enterprise-level
security with the same data protection and datacenter security that many of the
world’s largest organizations receive today.
SMBs want to focus on running their business and increasing their bottom line, not on their
infrastructure. With Azure, they can build, deploy, and
manage applications in the cloud without worrying about the cost of purchasing
new server hardware. They can easily scale up or down as needed and gain peace
of mind knowing they have the added protection of multiple data backups in
Many businesses lose critical data because they don’t have a
data backup solution. Azure offers simple, reliable backup for company's data and
applications that is affordable because they pay only for the storage they use.
There are no typical infrastructure costs or per-server or data transfer fees.
Plus their applications receive the same level of protection that Microsoft
enterprise customers, including many of the world’s largest financial
Any business can host its own website, but is the risk of
poor performance, security breaches, and skyrocketing costs worth the price?
With Azure, SMBs can quickly and easily host scalable websites in the cloud.
Microsoft uses multiple datacenters around the world, helping provide business and
their customers with a reliable, satisfying, and secure experience that enables
them to deploy their applications close to their customers.
Microsoft uniquely offers a flexible platform that lets
SMBs choose the path that is best for their business, whether that’s on-premises,
in the cloud, or a hybrid combination. Working seamlessly with other Microsoft software and services such as
Windows Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint, Azure helps make the cloud a
seamless part of a business' IT in a way that is best for a company’s specific needs.