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Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

Microsoft announced their cloud platform in 2008, formally releasing it in February 2010.  This platform now provides Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks. Azure uses large-scale virtualization at Microsoft data centres worldwide and it offers over 600 services.

Currently 30 regions with additional regions planned, the UK has 3 different data centres in London, Durham and Cardiff to ensure your business can meet any requirements for local data residency.


  • 24/7 Proactive Monitoring
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • All operating systems supported
  • Manageable and Scalable
  • Quick to Implement
  • Cost Savings
  • Reduced Infrastructure costs
  • Reduced Onsite / Hardware costs
  • Performance and Redundancy – 3 x UK regions available + 30 Worldwide
  • Improve Business Efficiency
  • Increase in Business Flexibility

Products-Over 600 services, including:

  • Office365
  • SharePoint Services
  • Exchange
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • SQL Services
  • .NET
  • Windows Server

Microsoft Azure has solutions for many different scenarios, from basic networking and storage, to mobile and web app services.  The cloud platform is perfectly suited to those businesses with a mobile workforce or those wanting to rapidly expand over short periods of time.

Microsoft Azure Backup

Backup protection and the restoration of data residing within the cloud, this product replaces the need for any on-premises or off-site backup solution.  Available with local redundant storage and geo-redundant storage.

Security and Privacy

Microsoft Azure is continually updated to make it even more secure, having over 20 cloud computing related security certificates and is the first cloud-based services provider to adopt the new international standard of ISO 27018.