If you have physical servers, ask yourself these questions:
How old are they? When were they last patched and updated?
Are your servers backed-up?
What plans do you have if your servers were compromised either by physical damage, such as flood or vandalism or by a cyberattack?
If your business has multiple locations, do you have servers in each office, potentially providing similar or even duplicated functionality?
Do you have a sprawling infrastructure that is costly to maintain and taking up office space?
Would you like to downsize your office space and embrace secure, remote working?
What are the benefits of Azure virtual Servers?
Not only are physical servers expensive to buy, but they are also costly to maintain. They need to be patched and updated and parts may need to be replaced over time. Azure is a highly cost-effective alternative.
If your physical server is reaching end of life its operating efficiency will degrade. Azure never gets old. It provides the reliability you need to power your business operations.
Physical servers run out of space, virtual ones do not. Because Azure is subscription based, you can scale it up or down depending on internal needs or external customer demand.
If you require a temporary server, you can create a new virtual machine and then turn it off when you are finished. This is ideal for application development and testing and temporary data storage.
Physical servers must be patched and updated to ensure they are secure. With Azure you don’t have to worry about day-to-day updates and patches. In addition, Azure offers the peace of mind of knowing your data is distributed and backed up across several data centres and your data is encrypted both at rest and in transit.
You no longer have to fear a physical break in, fire, flood, or cyber-attack because your data is no longer located on one machine in one location.
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