Our consulting team uses cloud servers to handle customer projects, and sometimes they need more power than normal. Running a big import, report or analysis can really push the system. If the server resources aren’t quite up to the task, it takes much longer than it should: days instead of hours, hours instead of minutes. And time is money… a truth for every business.
On the Azure platform, however, we have other options. We can upgrade the server resources on-the-fly. It takes just a quick reconfig and reboot and viola! The consulting team has a powerhouse system that can run the biggest imports or analytics and it just flies.
Tasks are completed in seconds or minutes instead of hours or days. Productivity is much higher and the heavy jobs get done faster. When the project is completed, the server gets reset to its original configuration so we only pay for the extra resources when we need and consume them.
Having the agility to change the configuration – adding or reducing resources as required – is among the reasons why we deliver our services on the Microsoft Azure platform. It gives us the ability to right-size the infrastructure based on business needs TODAY.
Over-provisioning is the old way. You used to have to purchase your IT infrastructure now based on what you might need later, but that wastes money. We think it’s better to deploy what you need now and adjust as business needs change, even if they change really often. Azure gives us the ability to meet that need, saving our clients time and money.
Give us a call today and let us work up a plan to migrate your onsite server or hosted implementation to a more agile and adaptable platform and environment. You never know how a little extra power when you need it might help your business.
Mike, the IT guy
NOOBEH cloud tech