Recommended for small businesses of up to twenty-five users, Microsoft 365 is an entry-level cloud option with many benefits.
Microsoft 365 is one of the world’s most popular cloud solutions for small business. Offering the ability to access your company’s files and data from any device, your workforce will enjoy using the Microsoft applications they know and love with the additional advantage of being able to access them from anywhere over an internet connection.
Microsoft 365 is what is called SaaS, or Software as a Service. Azure goes beyond SaaS to become IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service), providing the operating system, computing power and network from which all necessary components are hosted.
What does this mean for your business? While Office 365 is a managed solution that is more than enough for many small offices. Some may have the need for a more customized approach, more server power and more storage. If you require a more customized approach then Public, Private or a Hybrid Cloud solution may be more suitable. These can be provided through our own Public or Private Cloud Solutions or through Microsoft Azure, which provides a wide range of integrated services that can accommodate a multitude of operating systems, languages, tools and app development capabilities.
With enhanced virtual capacity, Azure is the choice of many when migrating to a cloud-based infrastructure, as it allows for customized business applications and extended mobile app support. This allows businesses to host complex third-party applications as a service to their workforce and customer base outside of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Microsoft’s Azure is a public cloud computing platform—with solutions including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). It can be used for services such as analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, and much more.
As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSPs), we provide expert consultancy and managed services to help you use Azure to transform your IT infrastructure and desktop environments. While Microsoft manage the infrastructure which underpins Azure, they do not take responsibility for the design, migration, implementation and management of the services you use. This means that the performance, capacity, availability and security of your solution need to be designed, deployed, monitored and maintained. Our Azure managed service simplifies this process for you, enabling you to focus on your business objectives whilst we deal with the technical implementation for you.