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The buzz around Microsoft Azure cloud!

microsoft azure cloudMicrosoft Azure cloud is the flagship cloud computing platform by Microsoft. It offers a wide array of services to build and manage highly available enterprise solutions with all the performance and scale that the cloud has to offer. Microsoft Azure cloud spans over a global network of data centers managed by Microsoft. Originating from a tech giant with remarkable legacy and reputation, its offerings are already in tune with the industry.

Benefits of flying with Azure cloud

First of all, the Microsoft Azure cloud has more global regions than any other cloud provider. This fast-growing global footprint adds wings to businesses for providing their services and ensuring high performance to customers regardless of location. It offers Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to power your businesses. Regarding virtualization, Microsoft Azure cloud provides fast and reliable deployments for virtual desktop solutions.

Moreover, migration of on-premises VMs, as well as physical machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, is straightforward. You can achieve that with Azure site recovery service, adding to the confidence of businesses moving to the cloud. Azure’s per-minute billing gives an unbeatable price for performance.

Additionally, on the security front, the Microsoft Azure cloud has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. Due to its geographically decentralized infrastructure, it offers good disaster recovery options. An existing relationship with Microsoft can bring additional benefits as enterprises with a single agreement can enjoy the various benefits that Azure presents to its customers.

Challenges with Azure

Although deploying a VM to the cloud is more manageable than ever before, it is not without its fair share of dependencies. With deployment or migration comes the responsibility of running and operating the resources. Implementing virtualization with a cloud provider may be much more complicated than doing the same in your in-house data center. Migration of on-premises VMs or physical machines is also not void of challenges. Microsoft Azure cloud is no exception to all these issues, but the vast benefits of Microsoft Azure can outweigh the risk.

How Parallels® RAS empowers Azure cloud capability?

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) has a robust integration with the Microsoft Azure cloud. By creating a Parallels® RAS infrastructure on the Azure cloud, organizations can efficiently deliver virtual desktops and applications to any device in any location. With features like automated configuration wizards and pre-built virtual machine templates, organizations can configure and deploy Parallels® RAS solutions into Azure in less than 30 minutes. It is so much less complicated for users to securely access virtualization apps and desktops using Parallels® RAS while underlying user data safely resides in the Azure. Moreover, Parallels® RAS supports hybrid deployment between on-premises and Microsoft Azure-based resources. Parallels® RAS’s cost-effective virtualization solution combined with Microsoft Azure’s pay-for-use model ensures rapid resource provisioning and lower total cost of ownership.

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