Over the past several years, more and more businesses have been moving their applications out of their own data centers and into the cloud as they look for ways to cut costs and increase technological agility. In fact, according to Gartner stats (cited in this article), the infrastructure as a service (Iaas) market was estimated to be worth a whomping $16.5 billion in 2015. The leader, by a substantial margin, is Amazon's AWS, having more total market share than the next four biggest competitors combined.
Cloud Market Share
Graph: Investor's Business Daily
But despite AWS’s market dominance, Microsoft has continued to gain ground and it has built a huge global cloud network too. One of the notable advantages that Microsoft's cloud platform (Azure) brings to the table is that it links well with organizations that are already using Microsoft systems (such as Windows Server, System Center, and Active Directory). For companies that have already invested in Microsoft technology/Microsoft developer skills, Azure remains a strong option.
As a forward-thinking company, WNS wanted to be sure that our Inspector+ application would be set up on a secure and sustainable platform that we could rely on and trust to hold our clients valuable data. While we have already been hosting our application on the cloud for several years, we have decided to that the advantages that Microsoft Azure brings to our business was worth migrating towards. As of earlier this month, we are excited to announce that the transition to Azure was successful and that we are already anticipating unique benefits from hosting on an up-and-rising player in the cloud industry.
For our current clients, we hope this serves as additional assurance that your data is being stored in a secure environment that millions of other businesses are currently trusting. For those still leary about the cloud, we hope this helps paint a new perspective as the Iaas (infrastructure as a service) being a rapidly-evolving industry that is undoubtedly the future of computing.
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