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Microsoft as an Application Platform-as-a-Service Leader to mechanize the configuration, deployment and ongoing management of application in the cloud with Azure PaaS

For many cloud services Azure PaaS is the right choice for many cloud users. Platform as a service (PaaS) is a main key Azure Component, which is useful for buyers and profitable for sellers. Microsoft Azure and Windows Server applications are finally symbiotic as well. The major goal of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server is to make Azure cloud hosted by Windows Server alternative or supplement which means Azure delivers PaaS feature to applications.

A user with Windows Server applications, Azure reinstates both the hardware and platform software. Hence, Azure relocates software licensing charges as well as maintenance costs.

PaaS is Azure’s best feature and clearest differentiator. Additionally, to limit cloud costs, PaaS facilitates hybrid cloud operation. To make this, PaaS facilitates a complete cloud software and hardware platform for applications compatible with Microsoft’s on-premises tools. Azure recommends cloud-friendly implementations on well- accepted server APIs for service such as SharePoint. As Microsoft controls the data centre version of the same APIs, it can create flexibility and hybridization into the cloud and data center.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) allows IT department to concentrate efforts on their custom applications, not the platform they run on. With the Windows Azure, organization’s IT team can develop custom solutions and manage design, development and deployment, exclusive of the need to purchase and manage the server hardware, software, storage, security or networks which is used to deliver the solution.

Bitscape is a premier partner with Microsoft where Bitscape customer will receive a license to take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s IaaS solution. As of now Bitscape supports Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, the latest announcement provides the creation of hybrid cloud infrastructure by promoting Bitscape customers to consider Azure to power the infrastructure which undergirds its PaaS infrastructure .

As time goes Windows Azure has established and more and more organizations start looking at Azure to solve some of their needs.

PaaS benefits are more than grid computing fulfillment. Microsoft controls middleware in Azure and Windows Server, ensuring on-premises programs can take full advantage of cloud.

Clients of Bitscape have profited from this service model. If you would like to discover potential for your organization contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Microsoft Azure applies a specialized operating system, which is known as Microsoft Azure, to run its “fabric layer”.

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform which facilitates the quick build, deployment and management of application across a global network of Microsoft –managed datacenters.

Windows Azure : it is a cloud-computing infrastructure and platform which is known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) for creating, deploying and managing applications through a global network of Microsoft- managed datacenters. It is a service from Microsoft allowing companies to host their applications in the Cloud so they don’t require purchasing or managing their own servers.

Advantages with Windows Azure:

  • Fund savings and Quick Scalability – with the Windows Azure, companies need to pay for the resources which their applications are using. Whether a company requires increasing its number of users or its data storage, for example, Microsoft can simply adjust their rate, making it extremely convenient and scalable. With this “pay-as-you-go” approach, business only pay for the amount of space which they need, instead of having to pay for the empty storage at the maximum amount which they may never use. Further, companies using Windows Azure need not to buy, manage, administer performance maintenance, configure hardware and operating system, and pay the electricity costs for their own machines, lot of savings of time and money.
  • Trustworthy – in addition to cost savings and quick scalability, another most awesome advantage of Windows Azure and Iaas/PaaS model is its trustworthiness. Windows services are offered from cloud data centers which have multiple built-in redundancies. If company’s one server crashes then a company’s applications will automatically run on another server in the data centre.
  • Simple and easy upgrades: Microsoft Azure supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third party software and system. Latest application upgrade can be easily added.

Bitscape Azure consultants can assist your organization to determine whether Microsoft Azure is the model for your business – working with you to identify your requirement for a successful move into the cloud.

 

Microsoft New Azure Backup simple and reliable, extends to reach VMs and PCs

Microsoft Azure Backup is a key component of Microsoft’s Azure cloud services. Multiple users can use the cloud service which allows data to be backed up to the Azure cloud. Azure reinstates on-premise or other offsite backup solution and offers world-class reliability, security and competitiveness.

Azure Backup is scalable clarification which protects your application data with zero capital investment and minimal operating costs.

Widows Azure Backup is based on cloud backup solution for Windows Server which allows files and folders to be backed up and recovered from the cloud, and facilitates off-site protection against data loss. Azure Backup helps IT administrators and developers with the option to back up and protect critical data in easy recoverable way from any location without spending any hardware cost.

Windows Azure Backup is created on the Windows Azure Platform and uses Windows Azure blob storage for storing customer data. Windows server utilizes the downloadable Windows Azure Backup Agent to transfer file and folder data securely and efficiently to the Windows Azure Backup Service.

Besides facilitating cloud backup for Windows Server, Windows Azure Backup Services also offers ability to backup data from System Centre Data Protection Manger and Windows Server Essentials, to the cloud.

Objectives for Azure Backup

These days’ organizations are increasingly using Azure Backup as prices, reliability, integrity and data management offers a compelling solution for their backup needs.

  • The reliability, flexibility and safety by Azure Backup deliver a enhanced quality of service than other solutions in the same price band.
  • Azure Backup is an element of a larger Azure suite with complementary world-class Azure services.
  • Periodically Incremental data changes are sent to Azure backup using compression, and encryption delivering efficiency and longer retention.
  • Azure backup has unique feature that all the effort related to backup management is left to Microsoft rather than to customer.
  • There is no downtime involved during virtual machine backup.
  • Recovery points are accessible for easy restore in the Azure Backup vault.

The advantage which Azure facilitates is, in a sense, fairly straightforward.

The Windows Azure Backup performance backups by tracking file and makes block level  changes only by transferring the changed blocks, so it reduces the storage and bandwidth utilization. Azure Backup uses storage efficiently by only storing the changes.