Moving Forward in 2020 with Microsoft Azure

August 26th, 2020
Moving Forward in 2020 with Microsoft Azure

A Note from Michael Borlaug, CEO

In the beginning of the global pandemic, many people made the mistake of assuming that innovation and technological advancements would pause for small to medium sized businesses. Technology budgets would be on hold. Businesses would be in survival mode rather than continuing with their growth mindset.

Despite the hit that some industries took after COVID-19, such as restaurants, retail, and entertainment, most other industries made that historical “pivot” in what they were doing and are finding any way to not only survive, but thrive, in this new reality.

As we’ve seen with the move toward remote work, new practices for marketing and sales and maintaining productivity and growth, the one thing at the heart of a business’ success today is technology.

At Capstone IT, we pride ourselves in partnering with our clients to find the technology that moves businesses forward. One of the technologies that we are implementing for many clients is Microsoft Azure.

What Azure Adds to Your Business

Azure is the best hybrid cloud experience for Windows Server. At Capstone, we explore and use other cloud options specific to the needs of each of our clients, but we know that Azure offers the following benefits to companies using Windows:

  • You can extend your internal physical server environment to Azure.
  • You can run any app on Windows Server virtual machines or containers in Azure (SQL Server, NET apps, etc.)
  • Your team can hit the ground running using Microsoft expertise and familiar tools.
  • You will have support from a single vendor.

Azure is the most cost-effective cloud for Windows Server. As your IT provider, your bottom line is our priority. We are experts in budgeting for technology in all industries. At Capstone IT, we are constantly looking to find you the best value in vendors and programs. Here is why we are confident Azure will be budget friendly for you:

  • Only Azure offers free Extended Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
  • You can use existing licenses to save up to 73% compared to AWS with the Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Reserved Instances.

KEXP Benefits From Azure

KEXP is known internationally for their music and authenticity. To help bring their global audience the music they want, KEXP needed to find a solution that could bring all of their services online. While they eventually accomplished their goal, they did run into roadblocks along the way. Your partners at Capstone IT and Microsoft can help you overcome any obstacle. With years of industry experience, you can be rest assured knowing your custom IT solution will be up and running in no time.

KEXP keeps a record of everything they play 24/7 for 2 weeks. That's a lot of data. With Azure they can leverage the tools that best suit their needs. Are you making the most of your IT infrastructure?

If you are a South Florida SMB, and you have not explored what Azure can do to move your company forward this year, we have an incredible 40 minute presentation for you. Click below to schedule an overview of Azure, and a 20 minute conversation about your own unique business needs with Michael Borlaug, CEO of Capstone IT. This is a free no-obligation meeting.