How Microsoft Azure Gains Better Attention

Amazon has been the undisputed pioneer in cloud computing for some time now, but it looks like Microsoft is edging in. There may be some pain in your future if you're thinking about adopting Microsoft Azure — but then again, there may not be if you expect and prepare for it. As of the last five years, and Azure app development is on the rise. Here's what it takes you to remember.

Closing the Difference by Microsoft Azure

RightScale's latest 2015 State of the Cloud Study shows that Amazon Web Services has a business at the top of the cloud services list: Microsoft Azure. According to the survey, Amazon Web Services was the enterprise cloud service of choice for 50 percent of respondents. With 19 percent, Microsoft Azure IaaS came in second. Microsoft Azure PaaS, its sister, came in third with 15 percent.

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The rivalry included Rackspace Public Cloud (10 percent), Google App Engine (10 percent), Google IaaS (9 percent), VMware vCloud Air (7 percent), IBM SoftLayer (6 percent), and HP Helion Public Cloud, all with less than 10 percent market share (2 percent). Of note, in 2014, VMware vCloud Air had an 18% market share, dropping drastically (1).

The writers of the study concluded that adoption of the cloud is "a given."

Changing Cloud Platforms

Although it may be "a given" to switch to the cloud and select a solution like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, it is not entirely without its pain points. A dependency on the insecure public Internet is one of Microsoft Azure adoption's main pain points — and cloud adoption in general.

For instance, the old networking and application delivery tools do not always function as planned when you transfer enterprise applications and data from behind the firewall and up to the cloud—whether it is Azure, Amazon, or some other service provider. MPLS and conventional equipment for WAN optimization are not intended to be realistic for cloud deployment. Thus, using the insecure public Internet, many companies have access to cloud applications.

It is a cheap and easy access tool, but it takes a hit with application results. Slow implementations hurt end-user satisfaction and efficiency, and if output declines sufficiently, usage decreases.

That's suffering now—and it's your users across the globe who can feel it. The pain spreads as demand decreases.

How to stop the pain

No one wishes for suffering. Your cloud solution, not trigger more, should solve problems. If you're considering a switch to Microsoft Azure or some other cloud services provider, using the public Internet is a catastrophe recipe. Nevertheless, few have the tools to create their private global networks.

The solution is to use a private connection over an optimized network specifically designed for accelerated cloud services. Your users worldwide bypass the insecure public network by using a proprietary, configured network, going straight to the cloud. When can you connect with an optimized network and get the speeds and efficiency you expect from modern technology? Why struggle with traffic congestion, latency, and slow performance? If you are an entrepreneur in Australia and need Azure app development, search for XАМ Consulting Sydney. You will find the best developer for your app.


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