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The Green of Azure Cloud

WHITEPAPER The Green of Azure Cloud

Most organisations are already aware that instead of asking if they should move to the cloud, they should be asking how they’re going to make the move.

Cloud is a given, and the cloud is already transforming many industries who are acting quickly to stay ahead of their competitors.

With more than 10,000 new customers a week, the time is now to get in the cloud with Azure – especially if your competitors are already there.

Download The Green of Azure Cloud whitepaper to find how your organisation can save money and the environment, while getting ahead of the competition.

The Green of Azure Cloud How can Azure Save my Organisation Money?

Time is money

Stop spending your time making decisions about every aspect of your physical server configuration, and then waiting for the build and delivery, only to find that it’s dead on arrival and you need to ship it back. And even when it does arrive in working order, there’s time spent unpacking, loading it into the rack, plugging it in, loading the operating system, configuring, and testing.

With Azure you’re working with a digital vending machine of sorts – you can choose the compute power that you need and provision virtual machines and applications in just minutes. And you’ve spent zero time making banal decisions about the server hardware.

Space is money

The physical footprint of your on-premises servers is a calculable expense.

Moving to a cloud compute scenario frees up this physical space that can be valuable real estate in major metropolitan cities.

Elasticity and agility

Pay for only what you use with per-minute billing; meet all of your business needs with no upfront costs, and no termination fees.

How can Azure Help Save the Environment?

A Microsoft-funded study found significant decreases in CO2 emissions per user for cloud-based vs. on-premises delivery of applications, showing reductions from 30-90% in carbon emission reduction.

The same study notes an embodied carbon footprint relative to the energy associated with the production, distribution, and disposal of equipment (hardware). Because cloud providers can optimise hardware selecti