Azure Cloud Server

The best way to future-proof your business in the cloud

Chances are, you’ve probably been considering moving your business to the cloud for a little while. If you’re using cloud services like Office 365 for productivity, Sage or QuickBooks for accounting, or a file transfer service like Dropbox, you’re already hosting business data in trusted third-party datacentres.

Small to medium-sized businesses tend to host their critical data in small business servers, usually on-site within the company’s office. But if you’re looking to scale your business or need more flexibility, moving to a Cloud Server is a great way to future-proof your business.

Why make the move to Cloud?

Chances are, you’ve probably been considering moving your business to the cloud for a little while. If you’re using cloud services like Office 365 for productivity, Sage or QuickBooks for accounting, or a file transfer service like Dropbox, you’re already hosting business data in trusted third-party datacentres.

Small to medium-sized businesses tend to host their critical data in small business servers, usually on-site within the company’s office. But if you’re looking to scale your business or need more flexibility, moving to a Cloud Server is a great way to future-proof your business.

Data remains yours, always

When you store data in the cloud, there’s a risk that your data could be mixed in with other businesses. But with Cloud Server, that doesn’t happen. You rent a self-contained virtual server to store your data. It’s like renting storage space for your furniture and possessions; you keep the key and it remains private to you, while it’s manned 24/7 by physical and virtual security.

6 Ways - Moving to a Cloud Server could benefit your business

On-site hardware requires you to invest a large amount of money upfront to pay for a physical server, cooling and maintenance costs. With a Cloud Server, you can easily spread the investment costs, moving your capital expenses to operating expenses

Replacing servers that have reached their end of support lifecycle can be a costly investment every 3-5 years. Opting for a Cloud Server means you’ll get continuous updates, patches and maintenance with no need to replace aging hardware.

If the worst happens and your business falls victim to a cyber-attack, with on-site hardware it can take several hours or days to get your data back, depending on how it’s replicated and backed up. With a Cloud Server, you can easily restore data from the latest backup taken, so your business suffers less downtime.

All you need is an internet connection and a way to connect to your business network using a virtual private network (VPN) to work from any location. Working on the go has never been easier.

Protecting your on-site servers from severe risks like fires and floods, or ensuring they meet UK data protection standards and compliance models is a tough ask for smaller businesses. Since data is hosted in Azure with Cloud Server, Microsoft take care of this for you, giving you peace of mind.

A breakdown of on-site hardware could cost you more in the long run, plus using Azure direct can result in unpredictable costs every month. A fixed cost Cloud Server can settle those doubts and enable you to scale without breaking the bank.

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