Azure’s Growth Is Explosive

Azure’s Growth Is Explosive


This week marks the annual Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, and I must say they’ve started off with a bang — beginning with an initial session today that revealed just how explosive Azure’s growth has been. With Azure and AWS currently running neck and neck in the public cloud space, it’s clear who is in the lead — Azure — with Google falling in third.  Just take a look at the photo above.  Amazing numbers!

Why are folks flocking to Azure? Azure provides the most comprehensive, feature-rich possibilities for any hybrid cloud to date. Just have a look:

Storage – StorSimple + Azure Storage

Backup and DR – Azure Backup + Azure Site Recovery

Database – SQL Server 2016 Stretch DB + Azure SQL DB

Consistency – Azure + Azure Stack + Cloud Platform System

App Integration – Azure Service Bus + BizTalk Services

Identity – Azure Active Directory

Cloud Management – Operations Management Suite + System Center

Connectivity – VPN + ExpressRoute

So what can AISN do with all this?  As an early member of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, AISN is uniquely enabled to resell Azure and manage a customer’s complete Azure lifecycle, while maintaining the entire billing process and directly managing support.

Adding Azure and Azure Managed Services to our hybrid cloud solutions means more choices for our clients,  The possibilities are enormous. We can better:

  • Architect on-premises cloud solutions for clients.
  • Build out our hosted High Security/High Compliance private cloud offering to meet our clients’ most demanding mission-critical needs.
  • Deliver a solid and highly reliable public cloud solution (via Managed Azure).
  • Extend PaaS service offerings and wrap in other industry solutions.
  • Design and deploy any combination of the above to fit your needs.

On top of this, you’ll get the security/compliance, support, resource and cost optimization, migrations and replatforming, and monitoring and management that AISN is known for.

Want to learn more? You can’t afford not to.  Connect with Bill Peters, our business development director. AISN is delighted to be among the early and approved Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers, and he can fill you in on how to leverage that to your advantage.


Laurie Head is AISN VP, Marketing Communications.