Why Migrate to Microsoft Azure?

Why Migrate to Microsoft Azure

With Microsoft Azure, you get always-on, up-to-date security that keeps your organization running. No need to worry about compromising business-critical application data and files across on-premise servers and the cloud.

With Microsoft Azure, you’ll be able to:

  • Guard your business or government agency against external threats and breaches, using built-in security features across on-premise and cloud deployments.
  • Keep your organization up and running no matter what, with full backup and recovery to the cloud. No extra steps or redundant processes are required.
  • Make it easy for employees to access their apps and devices with a single sign-on, extending local user identities and permissions to the cloud.
  • Benefit from Microsoft security, which has the largest portfolio of security and compliance certifications—more than any other cloud provider.

The top four security features in Azure are:

  1. Identity and access management (IAM): Defend against malicious login attempts and safeguard credentials with risk-based access controls, identity protection tools, and strong authentication options — without disrupting productivity.
  2. Multi-factor authentication: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) helps safeguard access to data and applications while maintaining simplicity for users. It provides additional security by requiring a second form of authentication.
  3. Azure site recovery service: Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location. If an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to secondary location, and access apps from there.
  4. Backup service: The Azure Backup service keeps your data safe and recoverable by backing it up to Azure.

Don’t see the importance of migrating? Here’s the cost of doing nothing:

  • Increased risk: End of support means the end of ongoing security updates. It may put your organization at increased risk if you are running applications and data on unsupported software.
  • Financial loss: A breach could mean significant financial loss and a damaged company reputation.
  • Non-compliant with regulations: Updating means you can meet data protection mandates for regulations and laws like HIPAA, HITECH, FERPA, and COPPA.

All these factors contribute to a better security landscape for your business or government agency. Get in touch with us now to learn how migrating to the Azure cloud increases your security footprint and protects your organization.

Laurie Head is AISN’s VP Marketing.