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Enterprises trust Microsoft Azure with their DATA

There are two primary reasons why enterprises choose to adopt Cloud infrastructure store their DATA, one and the most important DATA SECURITY and two cost benefit.

And Microsoft very well understands both these requirements of the enterprises very well. It also knows that it is no cakewalk to earn the trust of the enterprises and hence right from day one Microsoft has strived in leaving no effort and expense spared in instilling confidence and belief for it’s products in the hearts and minds of it’s customers.

Microsoft has always believed that Security, Compliance, and Privacy are the most important aspects of any organization and that there should be no compromise made on this front. In each development process that Microsoft undertakes it ensures that these three features are deeply ingrained in the DNA of the final product.

Microsoft’s offering in the Cloud infrastructure space is marketed under the brand name “Microsoft Azure”. Azure provides a host of cloud computing services such as data storage, data analytics, data computing and networking. Organizations are free to choose any or all of these services depending upon their business requirements.

Microsoft Azure falls under the category of Paas (Platform as service) as well as Iaas (Infrastructure as Service).

So, after all, why do enterprises and organizations should trust their all-important data with Microsoft Azure?

Is it simply because stats show that 85 % Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Cloud or there are 1,20,000 monthly NEW subscriptions of Azure or is it because the 34 data centers that Microsoft has set up across the globe.

The above numbers are fine but they are not enough to convince the enterprises to migrate or adopt Microsoft Azure as their Cloud Partner.

So what is actually driving the acceptability and popularity of Azure? This can be answered in just one word – “DATA SECURITY”.

Each and every organization is extremely concerned about it’s data confidentiality and has zero tolerance towards any form of compromise in it’s data privacy.

Microsoft is aware of this All the most important business need and is leaving no expense spared in meeting the same. Of the 12 billion $ that Microsoft spends in research and product development a substantial amount, close to 1 billion $ is set aside for cybersecurity efforts. Microsoft has a dedicated Digital Crimes Unit which specializes in Digital Crime detection using sophisticated tools such as analytics.

Moreover, Microsoft has acquired more certifications in the field of Regulatory compliance with respect to different countries than any other cloud service provider. Microsoft is devoting it’s resources in advanced technologies to offer state of the art Digital Secure and Private environment for it’s customers.

Bitscape Infotech has been a Microsoft GOLD Partner since the year 2004 and it goes without saying that Bitscape has developed it’s expertise in and around Microsoft technologies which include Microsoft Cloud Services Azure.

It is the single-minded vision of Bitscape to help enterprises with it’s Microsoft-powered data solutions which would empower the enterprises with DATA storage in secured and flexible environment guaranteeing them with DATA privacy and accessibility from anywhere in the world.

Microsoft takes Machine Learning to next level: Forays into sports and agriculture sectors

There is little doubt in the minds of the programmers that Machine learning also commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence (AI) would bring about a tectonic change across industry verticals and the way businesses would benefit by leveraging their capabilities.

Microsoft has already realised the potential of Machine learning and is making sincere efforts in utilising it’s weight to help businesses in sectors such as education, agriculture, healthcare, fraud detection, public services and even sports to increase their productivity.

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Microsoft has very recently unveiled a unique platform which uses Machine learning (Artificial intelligence) that will help the sports administrators in predicting the cricket scores more accurately even when the cricket matches are affected by weather conditions. Besides prediction of match scores accurately sports administrators can also use this new platform for managing a host of other sports related activities.

This cricketing platform uses Machine learning where in it allows the programmers to include multiple parameters such as playing conditions, weather, nature of the cricket pitch and ground skill level of the batsmen and bowlers so as to predict the match scores more definitively and accurately.

According to Microsoft the power of Machine learning is immense and it can be utilised effectively for the sports industry for not merely predicting the scores of the matches but also predicting other match related eventualities such as monitoring real time player conditions on the field so as to be prepared for any sort of eventualities such as player injuries also.

Apart from the sports industry Public Services sector and Agriculture also form a key area for Microsoft to utilise Machine learning capabilities.

Microsoft has recently entered into a deal with the Andhra Pradesh government to use Machine Learning to analyse and predict the school drop outs rate and reasons and take necessary preventive measures.

Similarly, in the month of June Microsoft partnered with International Crops Research Institute to develop a “sowing app” that provides crucial information to the farmers related to the reasons for crop failures and their preventive actions and methods to increase the crop yield.

Microsoft continues to believe in the capabilities of Machine learning (Artificial Intelligence) and would strive to help the businesses in Public and Private sectors to increase their efficiency and thereby their productivity.

 

Source: –  MicrosoftAzure

Azure Cloud – move towards shaping the IaaS lines with Microsoft technology.

Bitscape is a partner of Microsoft Azure. We can assist you to plan and deploy efficient migration onto various Microsoft cloud services. Microsoft is accessible as both Platform-as-a –Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure- as-a-Service – Microsoft Azure recommends Virtualization through its mature Hyper-V technology. For the Microsoft Azure projects, we have been noticed that small organizations can benefit from the economies of scale. While in the case of large scale implementations, we have observed that cloud services like Microsoft Azure allow companies to cut their IT “Maintenance” and increase their productivity.

Features of Windows Azure IaaS include:

  • Extremely available and scalable.
  • Complete SQL Server functionality.
  • Capability Hybrid service and application infrastructure.
  • Strong health metrics dashboards.
  • Enterprise grade support.

Windows Azure IaaS is well managed compute service which provides complete control of the OS and the application platform stack to the application developers and IT Professional which is analogous to Hyper-V and other virtualization platforms. The element of deployment is at the granularity of a virtual machine. Your organization can deploy virtual machines for the development with the help of IT Professionals.  Although developers get complete control of the stack at the time of design, still the deployment needs to consider the systematic qualities of the application influenced by the storage, virtual networking and managed services ecosystem which surrounds it. While IaaS provides design time portability, in meantime the application may take advantage of the managed services which will impact its overall portability.

The powerful capability of IaaS facilitates your business access to:

  • On-demand infrastructure which scales and adapts to your changing business needs.
  • Deployment, development and scaling options for any web application.
  • Provide fast and easy way to create mobile apps.
  • The capability to develop and test application faster, at lower cost, with the flexibility to deploy as per requirement.
  • Durable cloud storage, backup, scalable and recovery solutions for any data.