First and foremost, Azure is super flexible. With over 200 different services, Azure allows you to choose exactly what your business needs, adapting the services to you, rather than having to invest in a load of things you’re not interested in.
And you only pay for what you use. Instead of investing a giant chunk of cash up front, you pay for your actual usage every month, giving you a better idea of ongoing costs.
It saves money in other ways too because instead of having to spend on physical servers and backup drives that will eventually break or become too small, you let Microsoft take care of that bit and just pay for the services.
Having servers and data in the cloud rather than within sight in the office can feel less secure, but it is actually beneficial to security. With Azure, business data is stored in a UK-based data centre, meaning a cyber-attack can be quickly subverted with readily available backups and efficient disaster recovery systems. Besides, Microsoft’s cyber security investment is huge – far greater than what most businesses can afford – but accessible to every Azure customer.