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How Independent Software Vendors Can Develop a Winning Multicloud Strategy with Microsoft Azure

by Spanish Point - Nov 11, 2022
How Independent Software Vendors Can Develop a Winning Multicloud Strategy with Microsoft Azure

In the business world, the phrase “too much of one thing is never a good idea” is usually applied to ventures like hiring too many employees with the same skillset or investing in a single industry. However, this phrase can just as easily be applied to technology. 

In today’s digital age, companies rely on an ever-growing number of technological tools to power their businesses. These tools are critical to a company’s success, from customer relationship management (CRM) systems to enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. However, relying on a single tool or provider for your company’s needs is a recipe for disaster. What happens if that tool goes down? Or what if the provider raises its prices? A more diversified approach is necessary to ensure the operational resilience of your company’s digital infrastructure.

Gone are the days when storing all critical data on premises in the company data centre was considered to be the best option. Cloud solutions have become essential for business continuity and disaster recovery in the modern business world. The cloud provides speed and scalability and enables a mobile workforce to access data and resources regardless of geographical location. But one cloud is no longer enough. In recent years, the trend in computing has been moving towards using multiple cloud services from different providers in what is known as a multi-cloud environment. A multi-cloud strategy has become essential to ensuring a fail-safe environment for data and ensuring that a company can act agilely. 

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how adopting a multi-cloud strategy can benefit independent software vendors and their partners.

The benefits for ISVs of a multi-cloud strategy

It can provide many benefits for companies, including greater flexibility and a more fail-safe approach to data storage. An example of multi-cloud is when you deploy your application on both Azure and GCP, hosting your application on both cloud providers. A hybrid cloud solution would mean having your application hosted on-premises and spanning to, for example, Microsoft Azure for extra capacity or availability.

Independent software vendors (ISVs), technology partners, and SaaS companies can all benefit from moving to the cloud. Cloud computing can provide faster delivery, uptime, speed, global presence and connectivity. 

Faster Delivery with the Cloud

With the cloud, independent software vendors can deliver their products and services faster by taking advantage of features like autoscaling to ensure that their applications are always available and can scale up or down as needed. They can also use DevOps tools to automate the software delivery process. This means that they can release new features and updates much more quickly than if they were relying on traditional methods.

Increased Uptime with the Cloud

Another benefit of moving to the cloud is increased uptime for your applications. With the cloud, you can take advantage of features like auto-scaling and load balancing to ensure that your application is always available, even during peak usage periods. This is essential for any business that relies on its website or application to generate revenue.

Improved Speed with the Cloud

In addition to faster delivery and increased uptime, you’ll also see an improvement in speed when you move to the cloud. The cloud allows you to take advantage of CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) which cache your content around the world so that it can be delivered quickly, no matter where your users are located. You’ll also see an improvement in performance as a result of using SSDs (Solid State Drives), which are much faster than traditional spinning disks.

Improved Security

Security should always be a top concern for businesses. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated, making it important to take steps to protect your data and applications from potential threats. A multicloud strategy can help improve your security posture in several ways by allowing you to distribute your data across multiple locations. If one location is compromised, your data will still be safe on other servers located somewhere else. Azure has the added bonus of providing a variety of tools and services that can help you manage and monitor your applications, giving you complete control over your data. 

Global Presence and Connectivity with the Cloud

Finally, with the cloud, you can have a truly global presence and connectivity. A multicloud strategy allows you to grow and expand into Microsoft Azure and other cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This replication gives you the benefits of reaching more enterprise customers and creating possibilities in different markets and locations.

As you can see, there are many benefits that ISVs can enjoy by moving to the cloud – faster delivery, increased uptime, improved speed, greater security, and global presence and connectivity. 

Innovation from anywhere with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a great choice for businesses looking to implement a multi-cloud strategy with a variety of benefits that make it an attractive choice for ISVs looking to implement a multi-cloud strategy. These benefits include: 

  • Azure provides a wide range of services and features that can be used to build comprehensive cloud solutions. This means there is less need to rely on other cloud providers for specific services or features.
  • Azure integrates well with other products and services from Microsoft. This can simplify the process of migrating workloads and data to Azure and make it easier to take advantage of other Microsoft products and services that can be used in conjunction with Azure. 
  • Azure offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model that can save you money compared to other cloud providers who charge based on fixed monthly or annual fees. 

Microsoft Azure is a popular choice for ISVs looking to implement a multi-cloud strategy thanks to its wide range of features and services, ease of integration with other Microsoft products, and pay-as-you-go pricing model. If you’re considering implementing a multi-cloud strategy for your business, be sure to give Azure some serious consideration.

If you’re an ISV considering moving to the cloud, sign up for our upcoming webinar to learn how to leverage Azure to build a winning multi-cloud strategy.