Microsoft Cloud Platform Partner

Microsoft Cloud Platform Partner

As a Microsoft Partner with a Cloud Platform Competency, Silkmoth have demonstrated a deep technical understanding backed-up with over 4 years experience of using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

What is Azure?

Microsoft has leveraged its constantly-expanding worldwide network of data centers to create Azure, a cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing services and applications, anywhere. Azure provides secure, reliable access to your cloud hosted data - one built on Microsoft’s proven architecture. Azure provides an ever expanding array of products and services designed to meet all your needs through one convenient, easy to manage platform.

How we use Azure

Azure is at the heart of almost everything we do at Silkmoth. TyreClick is an ultra-resilient Azure Web Application delivering over a thousand websites. Azure virtual machines power many of our customer websites and Azure SQL Databases are the backbone of SKUbank and almost all projects we work on. We even use Azure Storage for our website and office backups.

Microsoft Azure - the cloud for modern business

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure has the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud provider.

The trusted cloud

  • More certifications than any other cloud provider
  • Industry leader for customer advocacy and privacy protection
  • Unique data residency guarantees

Global standards

Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards, such as Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud and Singapore MTCS.

Rigorous third-party audits, such as by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate.

The benefits of cloud

1. Cost

Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software, and setting up and running on-site data centres – the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. It adds up quickly.

2. Speed

Most cloud computing services are provided as self service and on demand, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, typically with just a few mouse clicks, giving businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.

3. Global scale

The benefits of cloud computing services include the ability to scale elastically. In cloud speak, that means delivering the right amount of IT resources – for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth – exactly when it’s needed, and from the right geographic location.

4. Productivity

On-site data centres typically require a lot of “racking and stacking” – hardware setup, software patching and other time-consuming IT management chores. Cloud computing removes the need for many of these tasks, so IT teams can spend time on achieving more important business goals.

5. Performance

The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centres, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single corporate data centre, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale.

6. Reliability

Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity easier and less expensive, because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network.