Microsoft 365 and Azure are two products driving hybrid work worldwide. They offer a wide range of benefits, including security, flexibility, and scalability. Microsoft 365 integrates with Azure, which allows you to take advantage of the power of the cloud. 

Simply deploying these platforms is not enough if you are to get the most from them. Managed Microsoft 365 and Azure from an IT services provider enables you to get more from both of them.

Managed Azure

Securely store corporate data

Microsoft Azure provides secure data storage that your team can access no matter where they work.

Azure includes built-in security features that protect your data and applications from compromise. Azure offers the capability to create virtual private networks (VPNs), providing an additional layer of security for your data. It also encrypts data at rest and in transit to keep it safe from hackers and other malicious actors.

A managed IT provider can secure your data in Microsoft Azure by setting up proper security measures and protocols. The provider will also monitor Azure for any potential threats or vulnerabilities that could jeopardise the safety of the data. You can rest assured that your data is safe when a managed IT provider oversees the security of your Azure deployment.

Leverage hybrid cloud

Managed Azure enables you to leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud computing, which combines the flexibility and scalability of the cloud with on-premises deployments.

Microsoft Azure also offers a wide range of services and features that your managed IT provider can tailor to meet your specific business needs. These features include autoscaling, load balancing, and monitoring to optimise resource use and ensure maximum uptime for applications.

A managed IT provider supports Microsoft Azure by managing and monitoring your environment while providing expertise and guidance on best practices.

Additionally, a managed IT provider can manage any on-premises infrastructure used in conjunction with Azure, which simplifies the overall management of the hybrid cloud environment.

Scale up or down as your business changes

Microsoft Azure can scale up or down as a business needs. If traffic coming through your apps increases, Azure will scale up to meet the demand and ensure they continue running smoothly. When there is low demand, it scales down.

A managed IT provider will oversee the scaling of Microsoft Azure. For example, if your business experiences rapid growth and needs more resources to support its operations, the provider can increase the number of Azure resources. Conversely, if you need to reduce your spending, the provider can scale down the Azure resources.

Cost elasticity

Microsoft Azure is known for its cost elasticity – the ability to adjust resources up or down as needed to meet changing business demands. Additionally, Azure offers several cost management features that make it easy to keep your costs under control. 

A managed IT provider will optimise Azure for performance and cost-efficiency. The provider can work with you to tailor your Azure environment to your specific needs and ensure that you get the most from your investment. By working with a managed IT provider, you can focus on running your business while leaving the management of your Azure deployment to the experts.

Managed Microsoft 365

Work from anywhere at any time

Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive solution that enables people to work from anywhere. People can access their email, applications, and files from any device, including smartphones and tablets. And because Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based solution, businesses can be assured that their data is always available and up-to-date.

A managed IT provider can deploy Microsoft 365 so a business can work from anywhere. The provider will set up the correct permissions and access settings so users can easily log in and start working.

Document management in the cloud

Microsoft 365 is a complete, cloud-based solution that enables organisations to manage their documents and collaborate in real-time via tools such as OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

A managed IT provider can support a business with document management in Microsoft 365 by setting up and managing the company’s account, providing training on how to use the features, and managing user groups and permissions. Additionally, a managed IT provider can migrate documents and data to the cloud and provide support and assistance with any issues.

Process automation in the Power Platform

The Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of tools for automating business processes. It includes the following components:

  • Power Automate is a platform for automating business processes by creating rules and actions.
  • Power BI enables you to create reports and dashboards to track business performance.
  • PowerApps is a tool for creating custom applications to automate business processes.

With the help of a managed IT provider, you can maximise your investment in the platform. Managed IT providers will implement process automation and custom processes for your business needs. They will also manage user access and provide reporting on platform usage. By working with a managed IT provider, businesses can get the most out of their investment in the Microsoft Power Platform.

Managed updates to Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 receives consistent updates with new features and improvements.

A managed IT provider can support a business with Microsoft 365 updates in several ways. The provider can install and configure the updates properly to minimise disruptions to business operations. Then, they can troubleshoot any issues the update creates.

Additionally, the provider will monitor your Microsoft 365 environment on an ongoing basis to ensure that it remains healthy and up-to-date.

Managed Microsoft 365 and Azure with Centorrino Technologies

We take the day-to-day running of your IT environment so that you and your team can focus on core business activities. Our offering is a comprehensive model that provides you with the IT support you need with minimal in-house resources.

Our experts know Microsoft 365 and Azure inside and out. They will work closely with you to design a plan tailored to your business and oversee your environment to deliver the results you need. Visit our Managed IT Services page for more on our capabilities.