Cloud Computing Platform

Cloud Computing is the utilization or delivery of computing resources and services over the internet (“cloud”). With cloud computing, resources and services such as software, servers, networking, storage, databases, and business analytics are available faster, reliably, flexibly and at economies of scale that lower computing costs

Microsoft Azure is the leading global provider of cloud computing services for businesses of all sizes. All of us use cloud computing services in one way or the other such as using an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files. With more certifications than any other cloud provider, Azure is a trusted partner and leader in privacy, compliance, and securityMicrosoft Azure platform offer an ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help organizations meet their business challenges especially their IT resources requirements.

Microsoft Azure cloud computing benefits include:

Cost: Especially the elimination of upfront capital outlay and adding computing resources only when actually needed
Speed: Faster deployment and access to resources
Productivity: Eliminates time consuming IT support and management
Performance: Availability of cutting edge and latest technologies at all times
Reliability: Disaster recovery and business continuity easier with multiple redundant worldwide sites with mirrored data
Security: Policies, technologies, and controls that strengthen overall security

As an authorized MS Azure business partner, BETA offer a wide array of cloud computing services that include:

  • Infrastructure as a service(IaaS)
  • Create and Access Windows Servers as Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Deploy VMs of up to 128 vCPUs and 6 TB of memory.
  • Get up to 3.7 million local storage IOPS per VM.
  • Get access to 30 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand networks.
  • Scale from one to thousands of VM instances in minutes
  • The scale on-demand, paying only for the resources you need when you use
  • Reduce costs by up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices when you buy longer-term subscriptions such as 1 and 3 years.
  • Encrypt sensitive data, Protect VMs from malicious threats, secure network traffic, and meet regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Deploy applications to production faster across your entire business
  • Extend the capacity of your data center with Azure VMs and access on-demand, high performance computing capabilities in the cloud.
  • Get extreme computing power for your artificial intelligence (AI) and remote visualization workloads with GPU-enabled VMs.
  • Develop, test, run, and operate hybrid cloud applications consistently across Azure and your on-premises environment.
  • Meet regulatory and policy requirements for your VMs by developing in Azure and deploying on-premises with Azure Stack.
  • Use tools such as Azure Advisor to manage your VMs for high availability, security, performance, and cost.
  • 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on Azure
  • Office 365 (O365) is MS Cloud offering of her popular Office productivity suite as a subscription basis as against a one-off perpertual licensed purchase.
  • Office 365 gives you all the tools you need to work, create and collaborate effectively and effeciently
  • These tools include with Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,OneNote, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Yammer are
  • With an O365 subscription, you get the latest Office apps – both the desktop and online versions – and updates when they’re released
  • You can use O365 subscription across multiple devices such as your desktop, tablet and smart phone
  • All your work are securely in the cloud on OneDrive ensuring you’re your work is available to you from anywhere and any time and to anybody, you decide to collaborate or share them with.
  • O365 have four broad User-centric categories of

Home | Small Business | Enterprise | Education

  • Each category comes in at least three variants to better meet user requirements.

Home

Office 365 Home

One Solution for you and your family across all your devices. Include premium office apps for up to 6 users on PC or MAC

Office apps Included

Office 365 Home

One Solution for you and your family across all your devices. Include premium office apps for up to 6 users on PC or MAC

Office apps Included

Office 365 Home & Student 2019

The essentials of individuals to get it all done. Classic version of the office apps installed on 1 PC or Mac.

Office apps Included

Small Business

Office 365 Business

Best for businesses that need office apps plus cloud file storage and sharing on PC, Mac, or Mobile. Business email
not included.

Office apps Included

Office 365 Business Premium

Best for Businesses that need, Business email office apps, and Other Business services on PC. Mac, or
Mobile.

Office apps Included

Office 365 Business Essential

Best for Business that needs Business email and other Business service on PC, Mac or Mobile. Desktop versions of Office apps not inlcluded.

Office apps Included

Enterprise

Office 365 Proplus

Office application and
cloud file storage
and sharing
business email
not included.

Office applications included

Service Included

Office 365 E1

Business servive email, file storage and sharing, office online, meetings and IM and more, Office applications not included.

Office apps Included

Service Included

Office 365 E3

All the features of pro one and office 365 E1 plus security and compliance tools, such as legal hold , data loss prevention and more

Office apps Included

Service Included

Office 365 E5

All the features
of office 365 E3 plus
advance security
analytics and
voice capability.

Office apps Included

Service Included

Education

Students and educators are eligible for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. When you use Office 365 Education in the classroom, your students learn a suite of skills and applications that employers value most.

Create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff with the power of OneDrive, Teams, Skype, and more — all from a single experience in Office 365 Education

Learn how to integrate technology in your classroom with free online professional development and networking power teachers to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education schools adopting Microsoft 365 see a measurable impact on classroom efficiency. A recent Forrester Consulting study found that teachers reclaimed over 200 hours each year – shifting valuable hours from administrative tasks to engaging students

Azure Storage is a cloud storage solution that is durable, highly available, secure, scalable and redundant. Azure Storage solution application include:

Files

  • Extend your on-premise server’s storage to Azure with regular sync
  • Secure at rest or in transit data using SMB and HTTPS
  • File sharing and management simplified

Blobs (objects)

  • Storage for all possible unstructured data
  • Worldwide access to same infrastructure
  • Four storage tiers, depending on how often you’ll access the data.
    1. Premium: Performance-sensitive data
    2. Hot: Frequently accessed data
    3. Cool: Infrequently accessed data
    4. Archive: Rarely accessed data.
  • Multiple blob types
    1. Block
    2. Page
    3. Append
    4. Archive: Rarely accessed data.
  • Consistency and Mutability

Data Lake Storage

  • Data Lake Storage Gen2
  • Unlimited storage for big data analytics
  • Optimized for analytics workloads
  • Support for fine-grained ACLs
  • Optimized for Apache Spark and Hadoop analytics engines

Archive

  • Data at REST automatically encrypted
  • Seamless integration with other storage tiers
  • Blob-level tiering flexibility
  • Built in support for 3rd party data management solutions

Azure’s infrastructure hosts millions of customers simultaneously and provides a reliable foundation on which businesses can meet their security requirements. This inbuilt security capabilities is one of the best reasons to be on Azure, allowing you to take advantage of its broad spectrum of security tools to secure your applications and data.

These built-in capabilities and features highlight are organized under the following functional areas:

Operations

Security and Audit Dashboard Provides

  • High-level insight into the Security state of your computers
  • A comprehensive view into your organization’s IT security posture
  • Ability to view all events from the past 24 hours, 7 days, or any specified period

Azure Resource Manager enables

  • Working with resources in your solution as a group
  • Template based deployment and update of all resources in a single coordinated operation
  • Reduction of the risk of security configuration errors likely under manual deployments.

Azure monitor enables

  • Data visualization, query, routing, automation etc. vide activity and diagnostics logs on infrastructure and resources,
  • Alerts on any security related events generated by Azure logs
  • Forensic and other security analysis of large volume of security-related entries

Azure Advisor helps

  • As a personalized, to optimize Azure deployments
  • To analyse resources configuration and usage metrics towards recommending improvements on performance, security and high availability
  • To identify opportunities to reduce overall Azure spend

Applications

Web Application vulnerability scanning

  • To proactively test for vulnerabilities on our Application
  • Provides step by step instructions on fixing vulnerabilities

Web Application firewall hepls

  • To protect web apps from the top 10 most common web attacks such as SQL injection, session hijacking, and cross-site scripting.

Authentication and authorization in Azure App Service

  • Allows your web app to sign in users without code change on the app back end
  • Provides profiling of user access to per user data only.

Web server diagnostics and application diagnostics

  • Provides functionality for logging diagnostics information from bothweb server and the web application
  • Diagnostics include real time information about app pools, worker processes, sites and app domains
  • Detailed trace events, tracking a request and response processes though out its lifecycle.

Storage

  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to your storage account
  • Shared Access Signature (SAS) provide shared access to a storage account with functionality to vary the rights been delegated
  • Encryption in Transit functionality allows protection of data during transmission across networks vide various levels of encryptions
  • Encryption at Rest functionality allows protection of data at rest vide various levels of encryptions such as on OS and data disks of the VMs
  • Browser-Based Cross-OriginResource Sharing (CORS) functionality allows domains to give each other permissions to access each other’s resources
  • Storage Analytics functionality enables tracking and logging of metrics data on storage accounts that can be used for varied analysis and diagnostics

Networking

  • Network Layer Controls that limits access to your VMs only by users and devices you have authorized
  • Network Security Groups (SSG)Controls traffic between subnets within an Azure Virtual Network and between it and theinternet.
  • Route Control functionality allow the ability to route both inbound and outbound traffic in and out of VMs though the most secure route possible
  • Forced Tunnelling functionality allow the ability to ensure that services are not able to initiate a connection to devices on the internet without for example going through a specified firewall or proxy

Compute

  • Antimalware & Antivirus from Microsoft and other 3rdparties like MacAfee and Kaspersky provide protection capabilityto identify and remove malicious software with configurable alerts on threats.
  • Hardware Security Module allows you to simplify the management and security of critical secrets and keys by storing them in Azure Key Vault and managed through Azure Active Directory
  • Virtual Machine backup provides protection against unforeseen errors that can introduce bugs into our apps and lead to data corruption.
  • Azure Site Recovery provides application workloads availability during planned and unforeseen outages of the primary site.
  • Virtual Networking helps ensure that your deployments traffic are not accessible by other Azure customers by isolating each logical AVNet.
  • Patch Updateshelps simplify software update management process and increase ability to monitor compliance.

Identity and Access Management

  • Secure Identity practices and technologies by Microsoftare multiple and includes Multifactor Authentication, Password policy enforcement and Token based authentication.
  • Azure Active Directoryis MS comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that helps secure users and groups access to data in applications both onsite and in the cloud.

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