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