In any organisation, flexibility is essential. Microsoft Azure allows you to scale up or scale down your cloud computing requirements in line with your requirements.
Azure collects all sorts of applications under one roof, letting you upgrade or streamline your resources on demand. Azure loads them as a ‘cluster’, allocated to a prefigured set of processes: this means they aren’t all housed on one server, and thus will never extend beyond capacity.
Additionally, Azure comes with a reporting function, detailing how well each application is performing in real-time. If an influx of traffic hits your website, or a digital project pushes beyond your initial resource plan, you’ll know how your IT system is handling the pressure.
Microsoft Azure, specifically, can scale up or down with the shape of whatever it is you do.
Auto scaling – When you have to boost your server capabilities, Azure can make the decision for you, based on your data load or processing schedule. It has an ‘auto scale’ feature that will monitor what’s working at its peak – if the software detects that your load limit is almost full, it will upgrade your server count, ensuring that nothing experiences a glitch or an unexpected crash. This is great news for your organisation, as you won’t have to manually bring a higher number of servers on-board if there is high demand on your network.
Saving on spend – Many organisations aren’t fully operative 24/7, 365 days of the year. Schools, for instance, may want to hibernate their IT system between term time. This makes complete sense: keeping IT provisions ticking over when they aren’t called for is a big drain on your finances. Luckily, Azure allows you to wind down in the ‘o‑’ period, gearing back up again when you’re ready for action. This will result in a significant cost saving.
Keen to text Microsoft Azure in your organisation? Apex Computing offers comprehensive IT support in Manchester, and we class Azure as a cornerstone of our Cloud solutions. For more information about scaling up to the cloud, give us a call on 0161 233 0099 today.
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