Cloud computing has, without a doubt, gone from the next “hot” tech trend to an everyday staple within the enterprise. It’s no surprise that Microsoft has capitalized on the power of the cloud, bringing us the Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure) cloud platform in 2010. Since then, this infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution has continued to grow, helping businesses build, deploy and manage various applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Today, Microsoft estimates that it gains 10,000 new Azure customers per week and has more than 30 trillion storage objects as enterprises are using the platform to improve performance, gain business intelligence, reduce costs and much more. Most recently, Microsoft extended these benefits to government and federal organizations by releasing Azure Government. A highly secure government-community cloud, Azure Government offers hyperscale computing, storage, networking and identity management services. With a physically isolated datacenter and network, data and hardware residing within continental U.S., and operations performed via screened U.S. personnel, Azure Government is well-suited to meet the rigorous compliance requirements and government policies.

As a Microsoft partner with a range of clients (including many in the government sector), DocPoint is pleased to include Azure in our portfolio. The platform is able to integrate with SharePoint, so there are even greater possibilities for enterprise collaboration. We are expecting a significant future for Azure as part of Microsoft’s arsenal of business tools and foresee even more upgrades, features and integration capabilities in the near future.

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