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If you're like most businesses, you rely on Microsoft Azure to host your critical applications and store your data. But what happens when something goes wrong? What if you need help configuring Azure for your specific needs?
Traditionally that's where a Microsoft Azure specialist or consultant would come in. A specialist can help you configure, manage, and optimize your Azure environment to ensure that your business runs smoothly at least in theory. In practice, things can be a bit different.Are you sure you need a specialist? Here are three reasons why you should consider getting cloud management software instead:
- They Have the Expertise: Really, are you sure?
Perhaps the most obvious reason to hire a specialist is that they have the expertise and experience to get the job done.
They should know how Azure works and can help you configure it for your specific needs. But there are hundreds of services within Azure and it runs 24/7, so how can you get that knowledge in one person?
The short answer is you can't, CloudOps uses our knowledge gained over more than 50+ years of collective experience with Azure and calls on our Azure team when needed as well.
- They Can Help You Save Money: This is often a one-off exercise and when things change you have to call them back
A good specialist will be able to help you save money on your Azure bill. They can optimize your environment to ensure that you're not paying for resources you don't need.
This is true... a good Azure specialist should be able to review your monthly Azure cost and make changes to reduce it. But should this be a one-off exercise with a consultant or should this be done 24/7 as your Azure instance runs?
CloudOps uses machine learning and data from hundreds of Azure deployments to generate recommendations for cost saving while balancing performance against cost at the same time. CloudOps can also implement auto-scaling and manage scaling up and down Azure resources to meet demand. This is where CloudOps leaves a specialist in the dust, CloudOps is not working with a snapshot in time, it's taking real-time data continuously and analysing it. CloudOps also takes into account changes to the Azure platform made as it is evolved by Microsoft.
- They Can Help You Avoid Downtime:
Downtime is expensive, and a specialist can help you avoid it. They can monitor your environment and identify potential issues before they cause problems.
Again, a good specialist can help, but do they run 24/7 like Azure?
No, they don't, this is where CloudOps comes into its own, monitoring, maintenance and alerts all running 24 hours a day. As well as a 24/7 recovery process and 24/7 support portal for any high-priority out-of-hours issues.
CloudOps Can Help You Get the Most Out of Azure:
Do you have a specialist on your team or are you thinking of employing one?
With CloudOps our cloud management software you can have a team of them for less than the price of employing one Microsoft Azure Specialist. We also include support advisory services in our CloudOps service plans so you can get the advice you need from our team on demand when you need it without paying expensive day rates.