Microsoft Azure Managed Services

Azure has an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. It gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks.

With Azure you have choices, and you can complement what you’ve already built. We will provide you with the technical assistance, advice and support to design and deliver the Azure solutions your business needs – assessing your goals and showing you how to get there.

Azure provides flexible purchasing and pricing options for all your cloud scenarios, such as the Azure Hybrid Benefit, and offers extensive tools to help manage your cloud spend. What’s more – you only pay for what you use.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure, is a public cloud computing platform providing a range of cloud services including storage, computing, analytics, and networking. Businesses can pick and choose from these services as required, to develop and scale new applications, or run existing applications in the public cloud.

Many businesses see this ‘serverless / no-hardware’ approach as the key driver towards becoming a modern workplace.

The Benefits of Azure

With Microsoft Azure, very few technical needs are ever beyond your reach. Scalable to your scope and budget and providing a wealth of virtualised hardware, Azure levels the playing field for businesses of all sizes.

Endless Flexibility

Azure is an infinitely scalable solution, shrinking or growing to your needs and budget. Never be left wanting for resources – or overpaying for ones you don’t utilise.

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Better Budgeting

Only pay for what you use, as you use it. Expand your Azure resources endlessly and incrementally, without the need for subscription packages or upfront costs.

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For Every Step of Your Journey

From start-ups to success stories, Azure’s scalable solutions make it just as suitable for burgeoning businesses as it does the Fortune 500. You’re never too big – or too small.

Security Assured

Storage Service Encryption keeps incoming, outgoing and at-rest data secured behind Microsoft’s industry leading protections.

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No Hardware Required

Deploy powerful virtual machines, from servers to desktop computers, and introduce them to your business infrastructure. No hardware, running or maintenance costs.


Not ready for a Cloud-exclusive environment? Azure is compatible with your on-prem resources and allows you to work to the strengths of both – even developing bespoke hybrid applications.

Azure Virtual Desktop

Here are some of the benefits that you’ll enable when you run Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure

  • Set up a multi-session Windows 10 deployment that delivers a full Windows 10 desktop experience with scalability
  • Virtualise Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and optimise it to run in multi-user virtual scenarios
  • Provide Windows 7 virtual desktops with free Extended Security Updates
  • Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer
  • Virtualise both desktops and apps
  • Manage Windows 10 & 11, Windows Server, and Windows 7 desktops and apps with a unified management experience

Microsoft Azure Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Microsoft Azure used for?

    There are hundreds of services you can use within Microsoft Azure, from networking and storage to analytics and security – it can be used to run pretty much any cloud computing product or app. Azure is also the only consistent hybrid cloud, covering more locations, regions and countries than any other cloud service provider.

  • Is Microsoft Azure suitable for my business?

    Microsoft Azure is extremely flexible and scalable, meaning it can be used by companies of any shape or size, from startups all the way up to large-scale enterprises. According to Microsoft, more than 95% of Fortune 500 companies run part or all of their infrastructure within Azure.

  • Where is my data held in Microsoft Azure?

    Microsoft Azure uses data centres around the globe, covering more areas than any other cloud service provider, and you can select the data centre region that’s right for you.

    Microsoft opened its first data centre in 1989 and continues to add new regions to its Azure coverage all the time, expanding upon the services available to each location. Currently, not all Azure services are available in every region, but typically the most popular services are available to all.

  • How much does Microsoft Azure cost?

    The cost of Microsoft Azure varies depending on which services your business decides to use and how much of it is actually used. There are no upfront costs and you only pay for what you use, with many services charged at an hourly rate.

  • Is Microsoft Azure secure?

    Microsoft Azure is protected by industry-leading cyber defences, with the organisation spending around $1bn per year on security. Azure is the only public cloud platform to offer continuous security-health monitoring.

    Here are some of its security features:

    • Automatic encryption of everything sent within the Azure environment
    • Automated smart traffic monitoring and profiling picks up anything out of the ordinary, making it easier to detect and deflect threats
    • Smart access control means that admin accounts are run over separate networks than most employees, and managers can control and restrict permissions to a limited time period, device, or even a specific document
    • Hardware and firmware are protected by constantly reviewing and revising code, automatically detecting threats and pausing software activity until a potential threat is removed
    • Software and hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) ensure that encrypted data – whether stored, in transit or inactive – is safe from unauthorised access and tampering
  • How can we migrate our business to Microsoft Azure from on-premise servers?

    Air IT is a Microsoft Solutions partner specialising in Microsoft cloud solutions. We can help you take your business to the cloud, helping you become more efficient, productive and secure. Cloud computing is the perfect solution for remote and hybrid working, allowing employees to work and collaborate from any location.

    If you’re looking to move all or part of your infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, we can take care of the whole process, supporting you with initial expert advice right through to implementation and ongoing support.

    If you have any further questions or would like to start your journey to the cloud, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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We are Certified Microsoft Solutions Partners and work with organisations of all sizes across all sectors.

We’ll provide you with certified expertise from Cloud advice to migrating and supporting your business as it transitions to the Cloud. Whether you need support for a  particular Cloud Application or a full migration to the Cloud, we are ready to assist you.

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