If you’ve heard about Microsoft Azure but aren’t sure what it does, or you want to know more about being an Azure technical consultant – we’ve got the lowdown.
What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a collection of integrated cloud services with capabilities for organisations of all sizes. Its products and services are used in combination to solve a multitude of business problems.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
Why Azure is the most popular platform
As the fastest growing cloud platform on the market, it’s secure, flexible, multi-functional, scalable and provides performance-efficient storage services.
Why customers love Azure:
- Familiarity with Windows
- No need to worry about hardware, as Azure uses Virtual Machines (VMs)
- Cost-effective as you only pay for what you use
- Rapidly scale up or down – increase or decrease users in an instant
- Adaptable for hybrid models – integrates the cloud with on-premises infrastructure
What’s in it for you?
As an Azure technical consultant, you can deliver long-term value to customers with recurring revenue streams. It’s a fantastic business opportunity like no other.
Through Azure, you can:
- Make migration happen – help customers move and optimise their workloads in Azure.
- Provide long-term managed services for customers across infrastructure, platform and app life cycle, privacy, security, compliance, DevOps, and governance.
- Help customers plan, design, and develop digital transformation – for web, client, and mobile applications.
- Build a microservices-based, cloud-native architecture that makes it easier to develop and scale your applications.
- Harness the latest innovations from Microsoft in advanced analytics, machine learning, AI, IoT, blockchain, mixed reality, and e-commerce platforms.
- Develop repeatable vertical and line-of-business solutions and package them to create a new recurring revenue stream.
“Microsoft Partners may realise a 155% 3-year ROI by building and scaling an Azure services practice”
Microsoft Partners Total Economic Impact Study, Forrester, July 2022