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Why choose Azure? Security, compliance, and cost top the list.

As a Managed Services Provider, we work with our customers to select the best services to support their IT and make it secure. It’s literally our job to know the difference between a trend and a solution worth adopting.

In regards to the cloud market, we’re an MSP that recommends Microsoft Azure.

It's an efficient, secure, flexible, and cost-effective method for data storage and IT infrastructure.

Delivering solutions to our customers is where we do our best work. Building the right cloud solution for your business is how you get the most out of the cloud at the best cost, with the least hassle.  

Whether beginning your move to the cloud or building out an existing solution, discovery why Azure is the best foundation for your custom cloud solution. 


security_blog.pngSecurity: 
surpassing competitors by taking an “assume breach” approach to its cloud. Its focus on compliance, privacy, and threat detection are tough to beat. Answer the following questions and see if your security stacks up to the features  below.


“What does your security look like? Who runs it and what does it protect?” Does it match:

  • 24/7 global incident response team monitoring servers
  • Certificate and Private Key Management
  • Encryption protected communications
  • Identity and access management
  • Firewalls, partitioned Local Area Networks, and Network Security Groups
  • Intrusion detection and distributed denial of service


If you’re interested in a technical summary of its 10 critical security functions, you can learn more here.  For an overview of even more features, click here.

Privacy: aherence to the international standard for cloud privacy, ISO 27018, publishes transparency reports, and publishes law enforcement guidelines. Microsoft also tells users about government data requests and requires a warrant for content.

Worry-free compliance: guidelines for compliance by service, location, and industry. No matter what option you choose, there’s help.


Azure_Support_blog.pngA wide range of support: not just technical or billing support when you need it. IT support comes in the form of automatic patches, security updates, and upgrades. For running workloads, Azure supports the broadest number of cloud solutions, operating systems, software, development languages, and devices.   

Easy integration: with existing Microsoft licenses, SQL servers, and Sharepoint. It also supports different OS, development languages, frameworks, and third party technologies.

Cost is up to you: 
You only pay for what you’re using and can use more or less. It’s important to work with a professional if you’re looking to build the most cost-efficient model for your business, as some workloads may be more expensive than others.

The ability to research, right-size, ultimately build a secure, efficient and cost-conscious infrastructure makes this a worthwhile move for many—especially when compared to the maintenance and service costs of running infrastructure on-premises.

Some customers are worried that switching to Azure will mean moving everything they have and stop their search there. Not only is this untrue, but misses the opportunity to explore the different options for storage, infrastructure, and deployment. Plus, it’s a huge missed opportunity to develop better disaster recovery and preparedness.

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About Robin L. Williams

Robin is the resident digital marketing and social media specialist at Summit 7 Systems. She enjoys all things related to the internet - and cats.