WHAT IS MICROSOFT AZURE?
Microsoft Azure delivers cloud services that are constantly being expanded to support your organization with business challenges. You can build, manage, and deploy applications across a vast global network using your preferred tools and frameworks.
WHAT ARE YOUR Benefits?
Bring your services to the Microsoft Azure cloud and no longer worry about downtime and data security. Benefit from numerous other advantages:
Taking into account the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), your data will be provided in Microsoft's own data centers in Dublin, Amsterdam or optionally in Germany (Microsoft Cloud Germany).
IN SHORT: YOUR POSSIBILITIES
IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) is a rapidly usable computing infrastructure that is made available and managed over the Internet. You only pay for the resources that you actually use and allow you to scale up or down flexibly and centrally depending on your requirements.
The high costs and enormous complexity associated with purchasing and managing your own physical servers and data center infrastructure components are a thing of the past. Each individual resource can be booked as a separate component, and you only borrow a resource for as long as you need it. While you acquire, install, configure and manage the software (operating systems, applications and middleware) yourself, the cloud computing service provider takes over the administration of the infrastructure.
PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is a complete development and delivery environment in the cloud. You get access to the necessary resources to provide a wide variety of solutions - from simple cloud-based apps to complex cloud-enabled business applications. You purchase the required resources based on a usage-based payment model from a cloud service provider and access them via a secure internet connection.
Just like IaaS, PaaS includes infrastructure components such as servers, storage and network elements. In addition, however, PaaS offers middleware, development tools, BI services (Business Intelligence), database management systems and more. PaaS supports the full web application lifecycle - from creating, testing and deploying the applications to managing and updating them.
Choose PaaS to avoid the complexity and cost of purchasing and managing licenses, the underlying application infrastructure and middleware, or the development tools and other resources. With PaaS you manage your self-developed applications and services, while the cloud service provider usually takes over the administration of all the usual components.
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) enables users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Typical examples are email, calendar, and office tools (e.g. Microsoft Office 365).
SaaS offers a comprehensive software solution that is based on a usage-based payment model and is purchased from a cloud service provider. So, you pay a rental fee for an app, and your users connect to it over the internet (usually using a web browser). The complete underlying infrastructure, middleware and app software as well as the app data are located in the provider's data center. This administers the hardware and software and guarantees the security and availability of the app and your data if a corresponding service contract is concluded. With SaaS, your company can deploy and use an app with the least possible effort - and with minimal investment costs.