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Microsoft Azure and the small / medium business

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.

Business focus

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 Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Business Continuity

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 institutions, receive.

Business Boost

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.