Cloud as a Utility
Microsoft Azure pricing uses a pay-as-you go model, meaning that you only pay for what you’re using, not what you own. Just like water or electricity! Quickly scale up your server resources to meet seasonal demands and manage business growth without having to worry about setting up new physical servers or wasting server power.
Upgrades for Life
Since your Azure cloud is managed by Microsoft, every new update is rolled out to you immediately. This keeps the cost of your cloud server all in one place, at one low cost. When using an on-premises solution, however, you can only use your server software for as long as its developer is willing to support it. As a result, you’ll often find yourself facing looming deadlines to not only purchase new server software, but hardware that can support it.
By hosting your data online, you move to a predictable payment schedule that you can count on. With no physical server hardware to maintain and an Azure disaster recovery plan to support you, you no longer need to worry about surprise system failures disrupting your operations.