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Microsoft Azure Hosting

Are you worried about what might happen to your IT Infrastructure if you were to lose your on-premises server and hardware? Are you concerned that your IT Infrastructure isn’t performing? Are you looking to upgrade your current IT infrastructure?

At TechQuarters, our award-winning Microsoft Azure Hosting Solutions are guaranteed to improve your entire IT Infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to just expand on your current hosting to more cloud bases services, or want a complete cloud migration – we have the expert technicians and support teams on hand to help.

Azure Services that our customers choose:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure API Management
  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Backup
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Cloud Hosting is one of the most popular type of infrastructure for small to medium sized businesses in the UK today. Whether it’s conscious or not, you are probably harnessing at least one type of cloud service in your organisation. If you’re looking to host more of your infrastructure with a cloud service, or perhaps even perform a full cloud migration, Microsoft Azure is one of the most trusted services available.

Here at TechQuarters, we have been onboarding customers to the Microsoft Azure platform since its commercial release back in 2010 (when it was known as Windows Azure Platform). It contains over 200+ different services, and hosting is one of the most popular services we provide to our customers. You can use Azure to host archives, virtualised servers, applications, and even large private datacentres.

Whether you simply need a secure archive solutions, or backup services, or are looking to undergo a full migration of your infrastructure, Azure is the perfect platform to do it on. TechQuarters’ Cloud Architects are ready with years of expertise to help you with your Cloud hosting needs, and make the work as seamless as possible.

Why choose TechQuarters’ Azure Hosting Services?

TechQuarters have over a decade of experience with Microsoft Azure. Our own IT infrastructure is hosted and built entirely on Azure, so we really know the ins and outs of the services.

TechQuarters are a Microsoft Gold Partner, and a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider – what this means is that we are an industry-recognised specialist in Microsoft Cloud services, and one of the most trusted Microsoft Partners in the UK. Our Cloud Architects have worked with hundreds of companies, and thousands of users, building their new Azure infrastructures, and onboarding users seamlessly. Our success rate is reflected in the testimonials our customers have made; and if you’re interested in finding out how we can assist in the realm of Azure Hosting, feel free to contact us for a no obligation discussion on the possibilities

​Benefits of Microsoft Azure Hosting

There are several advantages to hosting your infrastructure on Microsoft Azure, here’s 6 of our top reasons why you should choose Microsoft Azure Hosting.  

  • Azure hosting works for SMB’s and Enterprise Customers alike as you only pay for what you are actually using. 
  • Azure gets rid of the concerns and costs of on-premise hosting and maintaining that equipment. 
  • Microsoft Azure Hosting is actually a very flexible option when it comes to hybrid clouds, allowing companies to mix and match private and public cloud setups. 
  • There are Azure datacentres in more countries than Google or Amazon, so you get fast content delivery wherever you are in the world! 
  • When it comes to security Microsoft Azure Hosting has so many certifications, so it is a valid choice for high compliance industries such as health care, finance and government. 
  • Speaking of specific industries, Microsoft Azure Hosting offers several industry specialised built applications to help meet their unique requirements. 

 

What is Azure Identity Management?

Azure Identity Management is a series of policies and technologies that control which resources users have access to. It is particularly important now we are in a time of more remote working and ‘bring your own device’ policies. 

Azure Active Directory is the main Azure Identity Management solution. It is cloud based and manages which applications or areas of Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online you have access to. Some of the following features you may recognise are controlled by Azure AD: 

  • ‘Single-sign on’ where you have one ID (your email) and password to log into several different apps and software’s. 
  • ‘Multi-factor authentication’ where once you have put in your password and email, you’re asked to confirm with a code or Authenticator app. 
  • ‘Conditional access’ where there are conditions to access a particular resource e.g. you must enter a company email to access a document shared from SharePoint. 

As you can see, the main purpose of Azure Identity Management is to keep company data and users secure when working. It is a particularly great resource for any organisations that work from home or work with a lot of external consultants, as it can keep your business’s IP secure. 

What is Azure API Management Service?

An Azure API Management service is a completely managed solution that allows users to publish, protect, convert, and observe APIs. It’s a simple solution that only requires a couple of clicks within the Azure portal to create an API façade. This acts as an entrance for third party and Azure based applications to access information hosted in Azure. 

Azure API Management service manages the processes needed when facilitating API calls, including confirming users are who they say they are with authentication, giving users access to the resources they are allowed to access with authorisation, rate limits, API quota administration and API versioning. 

When it comes to security, Azure API Management service has several features to help you do this. You can keep all your API’s behind one domain or IP and secure them with keys and filtering as well as implement specific quotas and rate limits and set detailed policies. Like anything hosted on Azure, you will benefit from Microsoft Azure’s many compliance and regulation qualifications it has in place. This means you can be sure your data and infrastructure is hosted on the most secure cloud hosting option out there. 

 

Let TechQuarters Manage Your Azure Hosting

Microsoft Azure, or what others might more commonly refer to as Azure, is a cloud computing service that was created by Microsoft and used for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a Microsoft-managed data center. If you need Azure hosting then TechQuarters will be able to provide you with the cloud computing service your business requires. You might wonder what is included in Azure hosting and why you might need it. The platform easily allows you to identify consumer trends within your data, maximize the value of this data in various ways, and ultimately build, manage, and deploy your applications anywhere you like with ease.

So how do you become an Azure subscriber? TechQuarters are a Tier 1 Microsoft Partner who are able to provide you with the right Azure hosting to suit your business needs perfectly. Not only are you able to make use of Microsoft specific software and systems with Azure, but you are also able to integrate third-party software and systems into your Azure hosting too. Azure allows you to migrate your data with confidence, improve your overall security, and gain much-needed insights into your business. If you’re interested in signing up for an Azure package, get in touch with us today to find out how.

How does it work?

TechQuarters Azure Cloud Architects will demo a test lab, then set up hosting trials and perform a proof of concept for you in your area of interest. If you are already clear on what service you need, as a Tier 1 provider of Microsoft’s Azure service, TechQuarters will be able to discuss your design with you, architect the solution, then get straight into the development phase.

Our Azure Project process will involve an initial scoping phase for any migration work. Our Azure consultants then create a detailed project terms of reference (PTOR), which essentially acts as a blueprint for any further work that we perform. The PTOR will detail the phases, responsibilities, tasks, timelines and estimated costs. We then gain your approval and proceed to the next steps in the project, working with you through to controlled closure of the piece of work.

Once the Azure project work has been completed, we may handover the service to your internal team for support or you may choose to bounce out or utilise our dedicated Specialist Services team for Azure Helpdesk on-going support.

Choose Azure Cloud Hosting for your business

What is Cloud Hosting? In simple terms, it stores applications and websites in data centres – which contain enterprise storage and computer systems. This means that anyone, from individual users to enterprise businesses, can access any resources from the cloud provided there is an internet connection. There are a lot of different services for this. Here at TechQuarters, we recommend Microsoft Azure. Azure Cloud Hosting is a scalable subscription service, meaning that you only pay for the storage and consumption that you use – instead of paying for more than what you need for redundancy. Your usage can easily be scaled up and you simply pay a little more. On the other hand, if your consumption decreases, your usage can be automatically scaled down so you aren’t spending where you don’t need to be. 

Azure Cloud Hosting is renowned for its security, as it was the first service to adopt the new international standards for cloud privacy. Moreover, data stored in Azure is decentralised, meaning it is not stored in one location only – this makes disaster recovery much quicker and more reliable. Feel free to contact us over the phone or via email to discuss Azure Cloud Hosting for your business.