Microsoft Azure Cloud

The classic business applications such as CRM or ERP combined with modern business intelligence functionalities and Office 365 integration.

Azure is a scalable cloud computing platform from Microsoft. This platform provides users with full online access to various services, applications and databases. Microsoft's goal with Azure is to enable companies to flexibly change and adapt their own IT infrastructure at any time and to simplify IT management.

The Microsoft Cloud combines classic business applications such as CRM or ERP with modern business intelligence functionalities and Office 365 integration. Microsoft Dynamics 365 therefore offers you completely new possibilities.

Reasons to move to the cloud

Cost

Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software and setting up and running on-site datacenters—the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, and the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. It adds up fast.

Speed

Most cloud computing services are provided self service and on demand, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, typically with just a few mouse clicks, giving businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.

Global scale

The benefits of cloud computing services include the ability to scale elastically. In cloud speak, that means delivering the right amount of IT resources—for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth—right when they’re needed, and from the right geographic location.

Productivity

On-site datacenters typically require a lot of “racking and stacking”—hardware setup, software patching, and other time-consuming IT management chores. Cloud computing removes the need for many of these tasks, so IT teams can spend time on achieving more important business goals.

Performance

The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure datacenters, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single corporate datacenter, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale.

Security

Many cloud providers offer a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls that strengthen your security posture overall, helping protect your data, apps, and infrastructure from potential threats.

Advantages of the Microsoft Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: Seamless integration into your existing infrastructure

The Hybrid Cloud enables you as a customer to decide which applications and data you want to have locally and which in the cloud.

Contrary to other cloud providers, with Microsoft you don't have to decide whether your data is in the cloud or on-premise. Simply use both. Through integration with Windows, you can choose where your data is located and simply connect it. If desired, it can be perfectly integrated into Microsoft's server operating systems.

Complete set of integrated cloud offerings

Microsoft offers a full range of integrated cloud offerings, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to all of its Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. For example, PaaS development can be easily integrated with a VM on Azure IaaS and easily integrated with app services such as Sharepoint and CRM Online.

Leading in a wide range of technologies

Microsoft has a leading position in a broader range of integrated technologies (AI, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, Modern Workplace Technologies, Cloud Computing) that are central to digital transformation projects.

Compliance and Data Protection

Microsoft offers you multilevel contractual assurances to protect your data - with a significantly higher level of compliance and security than other cloud solutions on the market. As a customer, you retain full control over the collection, use, and distribution of your business data.

Microsoft gives you complete visibility into the policies, operational practices, and technologies that ensure data protection in Microsoft's online services. This also helps you to implement the new EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR):

  • You will learn how we manage your data and where your data is located.
  • You will learn how Microsoft reacts to access requests from government and judicial authorities.
  • You will learn what Microsoft's strict data protection standards are and how they are met.
  • Learn about availability and development plans for Microsoft cloud services (status and roadmap).

A cloud for every country

With more global regions than any other cloud provider, Azure has the reach to bring your applications and users closer together worldwide. Azure secures data residency and provides customers with comprehensive compliance and resilience options. Microsoft Azue is available in 140 countries.

Swiss Cloud

Microsoft plans to offer cloud services to businesses, government agencies and NGOs from data centers in the cantons of Zurich and Geneva. This enables Microsoft to guarantee data storage in Switzerland and supports Swiss companies and institutions, including the financial services industry, in advancing digital transformation. The Microsoft cloud - consisting of Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 - is expected to be available from Swiss data centers from 2019.

Microsoft Cloud Germany

Germany as a new Microsoft data center region: With the German cloud, customers can now also store their data in the new data centers in Frankfurt and Magdeburg. For reasons of reliability, these are located in different parts of Germany and are connected to each other via a data network that is separate from the public Internet. To ensure reliability, data is continuously synchronized between the data centers. The expansion of the Microsoft data center region in Germany is available to all EU and EFTA customers.

Information about the German Cloud

Why Ambit is the right cloud partner

Whether you have an old Dynamics version or an ERP/CRM system from a third party, we at Ambit Group have many years of experience and will professionally accompany you on your way to the cloud.

We are geographically close and manage the project in your language and culture.

We rely on a long-term partnership with our customers and support them far beyond the initial projects. We also offer you customer support that supports you after go-live.

The Ambit Group has excellent development prospects. Over the next few years, we will develop into a leading Cloud Partner and Dynamics 365 (CRM and ERP) implementation partner in the DACH region.

Would you also like to bring your On-Premise ERP or CRM into the cloud? We will be happy to support you in this step in digital transformation. Follow our customers who are already working successfully in the Microsoft Cloud.

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Microsoft Azure Cloud - The basis for your Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 Enterprise in the Cloud includes a large range of additional practical services: Microsoft Power BI, Cortana Intelligence and Azure IoT. The services offer a variety of options for analysing current business and product data. The seamless link to Office 365 is just one more asset. Office 365 permits straightforward editing of Office documents directly in an ERP/CRM environment, supporting your mobile business processes and sales activities. The technological basis is provided by Azure, Microsoft’s modern Cloud platform.

Benefits of Microsoft Azure Cloud

  • Tried and trusted Microsoft Dynamics business features
  • Full integration of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM
  • Wide spectrum of application with seamless Office 365 integration
  • Intelligent solutions with Power BI and Cortana Intelligence
  • Uniform data model for all applications
  • Safe Microsoft Cloud technology
  • Rapid, reasonably priced application
  • Mobility: PC/MAC/Tablet/Smartphone
  • Can be expanded in a number of ways with Microsoft Business Apps
  • Various licensing and supply models
  • No need for investments in your own infrastructure
  • Software and services are always up to date

Are you interested in this topic? I would be pleased to answer any queries you have.

Christian Schipp, Head Sales CRM

christian.schipp@!ambit-group.com
+41 79 954 17 09