Reliance Infosystems in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria, has unveiled Microsoft Azure as a timely measure to alleviating high Information Technology (IT) capital expenditure by businesses.
In a joint statement released at a recent Customers Forum in Lagos, Reliance Infosystems’ Public Relations Director, Mr Babajide Orungbe expressed that Azure is a revolutionary platform of choice as it continues to appeal to the cost-conscious organizations by reason of its pay per use model.
He further explained that businesses of today frown at locking down cash in the name of IT asset that will quickly depreciate along technology relevance.
Microsoft Nigeria, Business Group Director Cloud and Enterprise, Oluyomi Alarape said “The beauty of Azure platform is the ability to spin up new solutions, access computer power and leverage enterprise ready Services quicker and faster than ever before and also allow you scale up and out as required at a great price point.
“With Microsoft Azure, your IT cost greatly reduces and allows you focus on your innovation while Microsoft takes care of your infrastructure.”
Sharing his thought on his experience with Azure platform, Cornerstone Insurance Chief Technical Officer, Olasoji Tehingbola commented thus “Just like we have witnessed in Office 365, Azure promises the much desirable agility to our business. Being able to provision new services on-the-fly will reduce our deployment window from weeks to hours.”
On his part, GZ Industries IT Head, Yomi Zannu said “We were able to relieve the capacity strains on our premise data center by extending it to Microsoft Cloud platform. At any point in time, we can leverage Azure for any workload.”
Vetiva Capital Management Business Solutions Head, Eniola Benjamin noted that “Azure is an indispensable platform for its development and quality assurance processes on the one hand and on the other, the hosting of Vetiva’s various services for its clients, partners and work force. Azure will allow Vetiva curtail its IT infrastructure spend while nimbly adapting to an ever changing business climate. Time to market for various business initiatives is already on the decline. This in turn is increasing Vetiva’s ability to grow its client base, diversify its business portfolio and ultimately increase its bottom line while preserving the very tenets of its brand.”
Business and technology is changing at a rapid pace. Enterprise customers are investigating cloud computing as a component of their future datacenter strategy based on three key drivers – speed, scale and economics.