Is it just me or does Microsoft Could services (Office 365, Exchange Online, etc) all seem to be more unreliable than there Google counterparts. It just seems that they seem to have more downtime than Google which is weird considering that they develop those services and are dogfooding them. And they have the experts to run them.
<p>Although Microsoft Cloud Services have some cons, I found some good pros about them as well:</p><p><br></p><ol><li><strong>High Availability</strong>: Unlike other vendors, the Microsoft Azure cloud offers high availability and redundancy in data centers on a global scale. Because of this, Azure can offer a service level agreement, or SLA, of 99.95% (approximately 4.38 hours of downtime per year), something that most businesses cannot achieve.</li><li><strong>Data Security</strong>: Microsoft Azure has a strong focus on security, following the standard security model to Detect, Assess, Diagnose, Stabilize, and Close. Paired with strong cybersecurity controls, this model has allowed Azure to achieve multiple compliance certifications, all of which establish Azure as a leader in IaaS security.</li><li><strong>Scalability</strong>: Scalability is the backbone of any good cloud provider, and Azure is no different. For example, consider the following: a firm runs SQL reports daily for 28 out of 30 days of the month, using minimal computing power. </li><li><strong>Cost-Effective</strong>: It’s imperative to keep IT budgets in mind when choosing a cloud provider, which is why the Microsoft Azure platform is so attractive to many organizations. Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing allows SMBs to better manage their IT budgets, purchasing only as much as they need. Additionally, the cloud environment allows businesses to launch both customer applications and internal apps in the cloud, which saves on IT infrastructure costs while reducing the hardware and maintenance burdens on in-house IT management.</li></ol><p><br></p><p>Best,</p><p>Jerry.</p>