IT peeps attached to any organization that has on-premises server rooms would probably tell you their worst nightmares become a reality when the servers they maintain shut down. Nobody can access that organization from within and without. When that happens, everyone feels its effect. Companies lose billions in revenue for every minute it is off, the world literally stands still because you suddenly realize at the point an urgent need to access or send information desperately like the way you need to breathe. Several things are responsible for this downtime experienced, one of which is “high server overload”, obviously. Traffic of information on these servers has increased to the point where the server cannot handle the number of users or requests. You more-often-than-not experience this at months ends when you need to transact with your banks’ payment outlets or when you desperately need to register for your exams or a job, or just meet general deadlines. Another reason could be system overload, overheating, power fluctuation. You think you have back-up until those too decide to show you who the boss is as well. Your inverters are not powered enough, your generator picks that day to fail woefully, at this point, everybody is worried when they see the ‘Server is Down’ message.
The technology mantra ‘smaller is better’ becomes redundant with the best solution available – CLOUD STORAGE. In this instance, ‘non-existent is better’. Cloud storage is altogether not a new technological innovation. Cloud storage applications for single users have already being used; Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon Drive etc. These are mostly used in media sharing and online storage functions where instead of lugging hardware; flash-drives, disks, external HDDs, you have your files saved online by the platform, accessible when you want it. Businesses and organizations are now afforded the opportunity to have all these, and more. No server rooms, no NEPA issues and IT peeps can finally not dread months ends and focus on more productive efforts at growing your companies.
Microsoft, with ALL businesses in mind, provides Azure, that can be used for much more than file storage and sharing. Secure, cost-effective and easy to access, it provides content delivery networks and virtual machines that can be tailored to specific needs that suit your businesses, allowing you absolute control or partial control on your content depending on your demands. The best thing as far I am concerned is, those days your sites experience heavy traffic, Azure becomes flexible to allow for those peaks, allowing smooth running on your site’s activities until traffic normalizes again. How cool is that? If all these banks could just move on, I don’t have to dread months end.
Are you thinking of your staff and customers? Think about migrating to Azure