Microsoft has developed over the last decade a culture of innovation, supervision and implementation that contributes to the delivery of useful and easy to execute applications, therefore, the 5 main scopes of Azure are presented:
1.DevOps (Development and operations through a culture of collaboration):
With a culture of development, implementation, creation, updating and administration of applications through the cloud, your IT team has the opportunity to increase your productivity with other professionals of your company such as: developers and support personnel. This process has to be key in the experimentation of resources and the liberation of the infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure becomes a unique support in the execution of tests of hardware, software and applications, for example, it will be able to assign servers, optimize loads and observe the behavior trends of its technology.
2.Security in the cloud:
One of the thorniest issues when talking with the internal IT team of a company or organization is the migration of their local system information to the cloud environment. In the past, people saved their money in piggy banks or other deposits located inside houses, however, they understood that using banking services was the new alternative to insure their assets. A similar situation occurs in the era of cloud computing, in which users must actively participate in the storage of information with the provider of the resource.
When contracting a cloud service such as Microsoft Azure you should verify that the data center is subject to strict physical surveillance parameters such as: monitoring with 24 x 7 security cameras and auditing of the authentication systems and access to the servers.
If you are implementing an IaaS platform (service as infrastructure), your staff should be responsible for updating security patches and other software requirements, but with a PaaS service (platform as a service) your provider will keep the software updated. Microsoft Azure incorporates an encryption and encryption service for both data at rest and those in transit.
3. Resilience in the cloud:
One of the advantages of the cloud is to lower costs through the use of optimized hardware, in past decades, companies believed that when buying high-tech equipment they solved the issue of scalability, however, the expansion of the service is enough.
So instead of buying expensive equipment out of reach, learn to distribute the machines that make the technology work. If you have failed in the development in the cloud, do not worry, the failure can compensate with best practices such as: the definition of availability requirements, identify what failed and proof of implementation in the strategy.
4. Data analysis:
Data is becoming the central point to obtain strategies and optimize internal and external practices in organizations and companies. According to Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Strategy document, by 2020, 44 trillion gigabytes of data and statistics will be created.
This comes from several activities that meet humans, for example: web searches, medical records, purchasing models, consultations on social networks and the use of cell phones, etc. However, there are three major challenges to accessing this information: volume, speed and variety.
The above parameters can be solved with a correct cloud computing, for example, the powerful tools included with Microsoft Azure are able to sort the algorithms and categories of all the information collected.
5.Principles of artificial intelligence:
The area of artificial intelligence was a field of research a few years ago, however, with the agile boom of the cloud have added models capable of creating prediction models.
These configured models are useful in daily maintenance tasks, a case would be the previous warnings of when a machine or server will fail, however, to achieve success in this area must submit artificial intelligence features to tests.
Although cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure revolutionize the way information and IT resources are organized, the important thing is to develop a culture of cooperation based on learning, optimization, testing and improvement plans. Remember: productivity is increasing the ability to respond to new strategies and problems.