What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a technology platform that allows you to develop computing and data storage tasks in the cloud across a network of secure, Microsoft-managed datacenters. With Microsoft Azure, you can complete cloud computing tasks at any scale and on-demand using a pay-as-you-go plan. Azure is the ideal cloud computing service for small and midsize businesses, giving them the computing power of much larger organizations without the need to invest in server hardware or a large IT staff to manage it.

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Why Microsoft Azure is a Good Fit for You

Digital transformation is key to staying competitive. Technology is constantly moving forward, and with PEI’s Azure and cloud computing services, you can be too.


Azure supports several different tools and open source technologies like Linux, Java, and PHP Web applications. With Azure, you won’t be forced to choose between housing your data or operations internally or migrating to the cloud. You can take advantage of Azure’s hybrid capabilities to maximize your cloud computing investment where it makes sense for your business.

Price and Scalability

Pricing and Scalability
Azure helps businesses reduce overhead costs associated with data storage, server maintenance, and networking—costs that are especially hard on small businesses. Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing means you only pay for what you use. And if your business changes tomorrow, it’s easy to change the scale and scope of your Azure solution.

Protection and Security

Protection and Security
Security and Privacy are built into the Microsoft Azure Platform through Azure Security Center, giving you complete visibility and control over security threats. Azure uses industry-standard protocols to encrypt data in transit and at rest, and Azure’s compliance coverage is more comprehensive than any other cloud provider, meeting a range of international and industry-specific standards.

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As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Partner

PEI has achieved the highest certification for delivering Microsoft Azure Support and Azure Cloud Computing services. With our highly experienced team of Azure experts, PEI is perfectly positioned to help you with the following cloud services:

Azure Assessment and Planning

We can help you determine which Microsoft Azure features align with your business goals and how compatible your current IT landscape is with cloud computing.

Hybrid Cloud Migration and Management

PEI’s team of Azure experts can create and manage your hybrid environment to ensure that your migration to the cloud and cloud computing is successful and seamless.

Cloud Identity

We can integrate your on-premises Active Directory with the Azure Active Directory to secure access to the applications you use and increase the effectiveness of managing users and groups.

Cloud Integration Services

Let us configure all of your applications to share data in the cloud to help maintain your data integrity and increase efficiency and mobility for your employees.

Azure Support, Monitoring, & Managed Services

PEI provides full production support and management for your Azure environment with access to local 24/7 help desk services for any issues that arise.

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Remote Desktop Services

Azure RDS allows you to run applications and desktops in the cloud, which helps you reduce costs by consolidating your infrastructure and enhances your security by ensuring your data is not stored on vulnerable hardware. With Remote Desktop Services, you can give access to Windows apps and data from any device or location. And, Azure’s flexible deployment options mean you can choose from on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid solutions.

Virtual Machines

Get the computing power of a large enterprise without the enterprise-sized bill. Azure Virtual Machines are an ideal cloud computing service for small businesses, allowing them to grow without expanding their physical presence. Plus, they are billed by the minute, meaning you only pay for what you use. If a server fails, data can be instantly migrated to another platform—at no extra cost. Virtual Machines can be Windows or Linux, and you can host them in the cloud or as part of a hybrid solution.

Data Backup

Azure Backup offers unlimited scalability, protecting limitless data for up to 99 years with 99.9% service availability. With Microsoft Azure, your data is covered no matter where you store it: your data center, a remote office, or in the cloud. You need continuous access to your data, and with incremental backups, shorter recovery times, and data encryption both in transmission and at rest, you can rely on your data being up-to-date, accessible, and secure.

Site Recovery

Data Backup can keep your data safe, but when downtime occurs, you need a plan to keep your operations running. Azure Site Recovery allows you to automate your protection and recovery processes to quickly orchestrate recovery. You can protect all your major workloads, not just your critical ones, while eliminating the added costs associated with managing multiple datacenters. Azure also offers continuous health monitoring.

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Microsoft Azure Managed Services

PEI’s Managed Services provides full Azure support and management for your environment. Use our Azure support and never have to deal with an Azure problem on your own. With helpdesk support available 24/7, a PEI engineer will always be available to ensure your system is running correctly.

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  • AzureAD implementation and troubleshooting
  • Office 365 Directory Sync and Hybrid Environment Support
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Virtual Machines and Active Directory
  • Site Recovery
  • Cloud Storage and Data Backup

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