IT:AD:Azure

Summary

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web.

Azure Benefits

Windows Azure allows enterprises to move faster, achieve more and saving money: 1)

The following quote is relevant: “Asked if there was any concern with trusting the company’s entire business to a single, huge provider, Kundu replies that any risk was more than mitigated by the opportunity.”2)

Scenarios to Move to the Cloud

Azure Overview

An overview of the key aspects of Azure:

Management

There are several tools available to manage an Azure Subscription's services and resources.

Developers usually start by using the IT:AD:Azure:Portal:Classic Portal, progress to IT:AD:Azure:PowerShell and maybe some ARM definition scripts:

Business Case

The following links will help with building a business case to whether Azure is ready to be used by Government Organisations:

Magic Quadrants

PaaS:

IaaS:

Resources