Microsoft Azure

Global. Trusted. Hybrid.

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.

Microsoft Azure means freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business – not running IT systems.

Microsoft understands that for you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data. If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your customer data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data—that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.

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Power Your Business Apps

Azure can run all of your business applications while providing global scale, consistency, and seamless integration with third party tools.

Simplify Complex Environments

You don’t need to be an expert on configuring, deploying, and maintaining your business applications — choose from a growing number of pre-packaged templates to get started immediately.

Keep Data Safe

Security and privacy are built right into the Azure platform, controlling user access, encrypting communication, securing networks, and managing threats.

The largest compliance portfolio than any other cloud provider!

Get More Done

Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.

Use an Open and Flexible Cloud Service Platform

Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure cloud service supports the same technologies millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.

Extend Your Existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your datacenter. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost. It’s why it’s one of the best cloud computing services available.

Scale as You Need, Pay as You Go

Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth mean you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.

Protect Your Data

We know some organizations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. We were the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. We also launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. public agencies.

Run Your Apps Anywhere

As the best cloud service from Microsoft, Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 30 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.

Make Smarter Decisions

Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.

Rely on a Trusted Cloud Service

Unsure how to choose a cloud service provider? From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 66 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring. Customers include Skanska, Heineken, 3M, Dyson, Paul Smith, Mazda, GE Healthcare, Trek, McKesson, Milliman, Towers Watson, NBC Sports, TVB, and many, many more.

Azure Managed Services from Merit Solutions

Your enterprise technology systems can have a tremendous impact on your business performance. However, managing these critical and complex systems can be challenging and an impediment to achieving your strategic goals. 

Merit Solutions’ Managed Services protects your business from many of the challenges related to building and supporting your enterprise systems. Merit Solutions provides documented, organized managed services to clients who need anywhere, anytime access to critical data – but do not want to be responsible for continuously monitoring and optimizing system, infrastructure, or vendor performance.

Merit Solutions’ Managed Services offering enables companies to shift focus to growth and profitability strategies by:

  • Freeing up IT resource requirements and allocations – reducing costs.
  • Proactively monitoring systems and vendors – mitigating risk.
  • Rapidly resolving system and performance issues – minimizing downtime.
  • Streamlining business processes and workflows – improving efficency and effectiveness. 
  • Providing more intelligent reporting capabilities – improving decision making.
  • Optimizing the entire IT environment – improving performance.

Let Merit Solutions improve the ongoing availability and performance of your systems so your technology investments can help accelerate business success.