We announced this morning our continued full support for the general availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, released by Microsoft this week.
It’s exciting to watch the continued buzz and adoption around cloud computing, especially after announcing our support and strategic relationship with Microsoft last June to pursue engagements with customers with our solutions for the cloud.
When I was reading the announcement from the Azure team yesterday, something really jumped out at me: In today’s hyper-competitive society, having to choose one option is really no longer acceptable. If we are unhappy with someone’s service, product, or decision – we really can just move on to the next vendor. As this humorous Coke Zero commercial suggests, it honestly is true.
For several years now, we’ve been working closely with our customers and partners when it comes to the cloud. Some want to go all-in, some want to use the cloud for storage, while others want a hybrid environment using both on-premises SharePoint and SharePoint Online. The main thrust of the Azure announcement confirms what AvePoint has been communicating to the market all along – you don’t need to choose only one cloud deployment option. Pick the one that works best for your business.
That’s why AvePoint is able to offer to organizations using Azure Microsoft Office 365 management as a service with DocAve Online, optimization of SharePoint storage, as well as data protection and management of Azure-hosted SharePoint assets. Check out our cloud solutions page for more information.
For advice and best practices from our subject matter experts on different aspects of cloud computing, from migration to management of Office 365 – SharePoint Online, check out the following recent articles:
· AvePoint Launch Indicates Cloud GRC Growth
· 3 Tips for Planning Migration to SharePoint Online
· Governance and the Cloud Q&A with Mary Leigh Mackie, AvePoint
· SharePoint 2013: Head in the Clouds
Stay tuned for more updates and resources meant to help you navigate your avenue to the cloud with AvePoint.