The cloud: what is microsoft azure?

What can cloud computing achieve for you and your business?

Many businesses globally are starting their process of migrating to the Cloud. At On IT, we offer a variety of Cloud services to help businesses to find the best fit for them. What many are finding is that it is a surprisingly easy and swift transition with Microsoft Azure’s cloud solutions, and is something worth investing in. It seems to be pretty much all anyone is talking about in the world of tech, but what can Cloud computing achieve for you and your business?


Essentially cloud computing works a bit differently from our ordinary computing systems. You can now access a huge amount of data and resources online via Microsoft Cloud (and other providers) without needing everything in your own hardware system or on-premise. This means that everything from emails and contacts to files, to databases and web servers can all be stored virtually and easily accessed at any time or place.

Microsoft Azure is one of the world’s leading cloud services that is constantly growing and evolving to ensure that you can stay up to date and ahead of the curve.


Getting set up with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services is a quick and easy process. You will immediately have access to the Azure Portal where you can begin to create cloud-based resources, run virtual machines and create and cater everything to your business.

Microsoft Azure is also commonly used for hosting databases and storing data in the Cloud. Many organisations choose to use Microsoft Azure storage space to archive necessary data and files, as it is a secure and trustworthy solution.


As businesses all over the world are considering the importance of security, back up and disaster recovery, moving to Cloud computing services like Microsoft Azure has never been more important. Any business that plans to expand, must bear in mind GDPR compliance regulations and must keep their users safe from cyber-attacks or data loss.

Microsoft Azure can be your safety net for these three worrying scenarios. It will allow you to have consistent access to all files through Microsoft Azure backup, and it will safely store and recover data that might otherwise have been lost in a disaster.

Migrating to the Cloud will enable your users to pick up right where they left off, on any device, in any location.  Ultimately, you will save time, increase productivity and be there for your customers when they need you.