Selecting a Microsoft Azure solution

Before we start looking at everything Microsoft Azure can offer us, we need to take a step back and think about the reasons for choosing it in the first place. The first question is actually whether you should be using a cloud platform rather than your own infrastructure (if you have any); the second question, once you've decided to use a cloud platform, is whether to use Microsoft Azure or an alternative.

The main factors in choosing to deploy systems on a cloud platform are as follows:

  • Infrastructure capabilities: If your business doesn't currently own infrastructure for hosting your solution, or it doesn't have sufficient capacity, or the business simply doesn't want to invest in its own infrastructure, then ...

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