Azure Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Providing business with secure cloud services with Azure infrastructure.

Azure IAAS cloud grows with your business

Computing infrastructure platform that enables your organisation to take advantage of the Azure platform and build and host services and virtual server resources.

With Azure IaaS, you can reduce IT expenditure, remove the need for physical on-premise servers, support business demand and scale capacity for future growth.

What is Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service?

Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivers on-demand, scalable and flexible computing infrastructure as and when your business need it. You only pay for the capacity you use. An Azure infrastructure offers full flexibility and scalability for businesses of any size and sector. It is one of the three types of cloud service, along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

With Azure IaaS, Microsoft manages the underlying physical infrastructure, while you manage your servers and software. This means that you no longer have to build, patch and manage your own on-premise hardware, liberating time for developers and IT staff to focus on other issues.

Features of Microsoft Azure IAAS

Azure Storage – expand your data storage capabilities

Azure offers a range of versatile and highly scalable storage options for structured and unstructured data. BCN Group will match your application needs to the right storage solution and deliver you a flexible, scalable solution.

Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery – protecting your critical data and applications

Azure provides an end-to-end backup and DR solution that’s simple, secure, cost-effective and integrates with on-premise data protection solutions. Azure backup and DR is cloud-native, highly available and resilient. Azure Site Recovery can also be used to replicate cloud and hybrid servers into Azure regions.

App and web hosting – flexible capacity for individual sites and apps under a single subscription

Azure web hosting is a powerful tool that allows a company to group and scale capacity of multiple websites and applications independently within a single subscription. You can build the sites you want without having the expense of upgrading some sites beyond what you need.  There are different pricing tiers (including a free tier) allowing you to select the most appropriate performance needs for each site, such as storage quotas and scale out limits.

Azure Active Directory – simplifies life for administrators while enhancing security

Azure Active Directory (AD) is a universal identity platform for managing and securing identities. Administrators benefit from centralised user and rights management, as well as centralised control over computer and user configurations. This includes single sign-on and multi-factor authentication for safeguarding against cybersecurity threats.

Virtual Machines – move your desktops’ operating systems to the cloud

Access your desktop from any location, just as you would from the office, with Azure Virtual Machines. This service allows you to set up Linux and Windows virtual machines in a matter of seconds.

Analytics and business intelligence – turn your data into actionable insights

Azure Analysis Services helps you to transform complex data into actionable insights. It is built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft Azure SQL Server Analysis Services.

Migration – a unified approach to migration

Azure IaaS includes a range of cloud migration services and tools to discover, assess and migrate workloads to the cloud.

IaaS, PaaS, SaaS – what’s the difference?

Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) allow you to host, build and consume services and applications on Azure.

 

SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS

Azure IaaS

With an Iaas set up, Microsoft manages the digital infrastructure (servers, data centres and networks). Your business manages your own operating systems, applications and software.

Azure PaaS

Using Platform as a Service (PaaS), servers, networks and operating systems are managed by Microsoft. Your business manages, develops and deploys your own applications and software. Organisations opting for PaaS will still need to manage their data and applications, which requires internal expertise.

Azure SaaS

With the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Microsoft handles every aspect of the digital environment, allowing organisations to host on, build on and manage software applications, all within Azure Public Cloud. Dynamics and Microsoft 365 are great examples of popular SaaS offerings.

Our Azure clients

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BCN Group advised an Azure cloud-based platform to make it easier for remote access for Fairway International Travel

Fairway Travel

550

clients who trust us daily to manage their business-critical solutions

30,000+

end-users we support every day

180

industry-accredited staff

98%

client retention rate

Find out how BCN Group can help with Azure cloud

Speak to our dedicated Azure team today to see how we can help manage your business cloud platform needs.