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1 ePrecise Solutions Todd Jahangiri Microsoft AzureePrecise SolutionsTodd JahangiriModernBiz
2 Agenda ModernBiz: Your path to the Modern Business Microsoft Azure overviewKey business solutionsHost your apps in the cloudBack up your dataHost your website in the cloudHow to buy AzureWhy Microsoft?Get started
3 Protect and control your data ModernBizIncrease your salesGet the most out of yourtechnologyBe preparedfor theunexpectedProtect and control your dataWork together easilyGet your work doneanywhereUnderstand yourcustomerModernBizAdapt to changeConnect with customersGrowefficientlyChoose your own path to modern, with flexible, familiar, and trusted solutions for your business—desktop to mobile, server to cloud.Microsoft empowers small and midsize businesses by making technology a business advantage. With Microsoft, you can choose your own path to the “modern business” with flexible, complete and trusted solutions for your business—desktop to mobile, server to cloud.For SMBs, Microsoft offers technology solutions designed to address your business goals and challenges across four key areas:Grow efficiently – use technology to reduce costs and be a real enabler of your business growthSafeguard your business – keep your data protected and be prepared for the unexpected, so you know your business never misses a beat.Do business anywhere – get the benefits of a mobile, productive team that can work together wherever they are.Connect with customers – get the competitive advantage or really understanding your customers and making meaningful connections to build long-term relationships.Safeguardyour businessBusiness anywhere
4 Protect and control your data ModernBizHost apps on Azure to deploy quickly and pay only for resources you useIncrease your salesGet the most out of yourtechnologyBe preparedfor theunexpectedProtect and control your dataWork together easilyGet your work doneanywhereUnderstand yourcustomerModernBizAdapt to changeMicrosoft Azure offers a range of key benefits that help enable the modern businessScale applications up or down as neededBack up your files and data to the cloud, simply and affordablyAs a key component of ModernBiz solutions for small and midsize businesses, Microsoft Azure offers a range of key benefits that help enable the modern business.Microsoft offers a unique level of flexibility to SMBs on how and where to host their applications, whether on servers or in the cloud. You can host apps on Microsoft Azure’s fully managed cloud infrastructure. This offers the benefits of fast deployment and no capital expense for server hardware. With Azure, you pay only for resources you use.From there, you can scale applications up or down as needed to meet changing demand.Once applications are hosted in the cloud, it is easy to enable remote and mobile access for your employees, so the right people can get to the applications they need from anywhere.When it comes to protecting your data and making sure things stay up and running, you can have the peace of mind that your Azure-hosted applications will have continuous uptime with Azure’s 99.95% monthly SLA.For your on-site servers, Azure also offers an easy, affordable data backup solution.Access cloud – hosted applications from anywhereEnsure continuous uptime with Azure’s % monthly SLA
5 The cloud platform for the modern business Microsoft Azure is a flexible cloud platform that helps you grow with greater efficiency and be more responsive to change.With Azure, you can be up and running fast, scale up or down as needed, and avoid high capital costs—paying only for what you use.Microsoft Azure helps small and midsize businesses grow with greater efficiency and be more responsive to change. It is a flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. With Azure, you can be up and running fast, scale up or down as needed, and avoid high capital costs—paying only for what you use.
7 The cloud: extending your IT infrastructure The cloud is about instantly expanding your IT capabilitiesThe cloud is ideal when you need to:Get apps up and running fastScale instantlyPay only for what you useLeverage enterprise-level securityWith Microsoft, you choose the combination that’s right for your businessWhy the Cloud?With all the talk of cloud computing today, it can be helpful to take a step back and really understand what the cloud is and why it matters to your business.At the most basic level, the public cloud is about instantly extending your IT infrastructure. And it can offer small and midsize organizations a lot of great benefits:It means you can be up and running fast. You bring products and services to market faster than the competition, and spend more time innovating and less time managing IT infrastructure.It means you instantly have global scale. So you have everything you need to support your business growth ready to go when you need it. This means you don’t have to worry about running out of capacity for things like file storage or scaling up your applications to support more employees or customers.And it means you can run your operations more cost-effectively. With the cloud, you pay only for what you use, helping you save money as you grow your business. This can be especially beneficial for any applications that have variable computing needs, whether you need to quickly accommodate the storage of large files, or you need to meet peak customer demand for an online sale. Moving to the cloud also means you don’t have to make capital investments in hardware, freeing up budget to spend on other business needs.The cloud also offers small and midsize organizations enterprise-level security, with the high level of data protection and datacenter security required by the largest organizations.For a lot of small and midsize businesses, it isn’t practical if the cloud is an “all or none” proposition. They need the flexibility to run some applications on-premises, while moving others to the cloud when it makes sense. This is where Microsoft is different. We are the only vendor that offers a consistent technology platform whether you are running servers on-site, virtualizing your workloads, or moving them to the cloud. Microsoft offers the same familiar tools to make this “hybrid” IT approach easy and seamless. So whether you are testing the cloud for the first time, or going “all-in”, Microsoft has the platform and tools to help you every step of the way.Physical ServerVirtualizationCloud
8 Host your apps in the cloud with Microsoft Azure Deploy quicklyAvoid capital expenseScale up or down as neededAbout Microsoft Azure Cloud SecurityFully managed and monitored infrastructureData backed up in a choice of geographiesRobust physical security and data protectionGet the same level of protection chosen by Microsoft’s enterprise customers, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions.OrdersProductAPHosting your applications in the cloud with Microsoft AzureMany organizations today are choosing to host business applications in the cloud. With Microsoft Azure, you can quickly move applications from on-site servers to the cloud, creating major benefits, like:avoiding the capital expense of purchasing new server hardware,leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure to scale up or down as needed,and getting the added protection of multiple data backups in the geographies you choose.With Microsoft Azure, you have a choice in how to make the cloud work for your business: you can build new “cloud-native” applications, or simply move applications from on-site servers to the cloud within a virtual machine (VM).Here are a few great examples to consider:Your collaboration platform (SharePoint customization) – Some organizations want to get the benefits of hosting their SharePoint platform in the cloud, but they require a greater level of customization than is available through SharePoint Online. To get the benefits of the cloud while maintaining the flexibility to customize your SharePoint site, you can host SharePoint in a virtual machine (VM) on Microsoft Azure. For many customers, this can provide the ideal balance of flexibility and convenience, giving you the control to customize your SharePoint experience while getting the cost benefits, ease of management, and scalability of cloud-based hosting.SQL Server Databases (SQL Server in a VM) – If you currently have a SQL Server database on-site, Microsoft Azure provides a fast, easy way to benefit from cloud-based hosting. Microsoft Azure makes it simple to move your SQL Server database to the cloud. From there, you can depend on Microsoft Azure to scale up or down as needed to support the changing data demands of your business without the need for new capital expense. You can also rely on automatic backups of your database for added protection. Hosting your database on Microsoft Azure also makes it easy to centralize your data and enable controlled access from mobile and remote customers and employees. Finally, because it’s Microsoft you have the advantage of knowing it engineered to work together from the ground up, ensuring the greatest stability and security for your data, whether on-site or in the cloud.Business Applications – A lot of small and midsized organizations are considering taking the first step of virtualizing their line-of-business applications, like accounting and CRM systems, by moving them into virtual machines (VMs) on an on-site server. Once virtualized, it is easy to move those applications to VMs hosted in the cloud, gaining the benefits of a fully-managed, scalable infrastructure while maintaining control over your application. If you are running your application on Windows Server bit or newer, you can virtualize and move to the cloud all at once.<Note to presenter: For customers hosting their own websites on-premises, there is a great opportunity to help them move their website to the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Please see the appendix for an additional slide on this topic.>A note about cloud security: One common concern for many customers new to the cloud is security, with the idea that moving sensitive data and applications off-site may compromise the level of data protection. However, when you compare the typical on-premises firewall protection deployed by many small and midsize organizations to the data protection and physical security measures implemented in Microsoft’s worldwide datacenters, there is no contest. With Microsoft Azure, you get the peace of mind in knowing that your applications and data are getting the same level of protection chosen by Microsoft’s enterprise customers, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions. Microsoft Azure provides a fully managed and monitored infrastructure, with data backed up in multiple geographies, along with a range of security measures like patch management, security monitoring, and cryptographic protection of messages.CRMHRAcctCollaboration PlatformSQL Server DatabasesBusiness ApplicationsVirtual MachinesClick here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
9 Is your data backed up?Many businesses lose critical data when primary data storage becomes damaged or systems failure occurs.Effective data backup often requires significant capital investment in hardware and backup media.“Did you backup your data?” is a question you hope to never have to ask if data storage is damaged or a systems failure occurs. However, many businesses lose critical data because they don’t have a data backup solution. In addition to disaster recovery, which provides business continuity when systems go down, data backup provides another level of data protection by maintaining a copy of your data and applications. However, as small and midsize organizations struggle to keep up with growing data storage demands, backing up data can also be costly and time consuming, requiring additional capital investment in backup systems and media. And predicting future requirements—and related investments—can be difficult.
10 Get simple, reliable backup in the cloud with Microsoft Azure Avoid capital expense for storage hardware & mediaScale up or down as needed and pay for what you useGet enterprise-grade data protectionBack up your files and data to the cloud, simply and affordablyMicrosoft Azure BackupNow, with Microsoft Azure Backup, you have a simple, reliable, cost-effective option for backing up your data to the cloud. Microsoft Azure Backup encrypts and protects your backups in offsite cloud storage with Microsoft Azure, adding a layer of protection in case data loss or disaster impacts your servers. Microsoft Azure backup works with any apps and data you have, including file servers, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Exchange, and many others.Cost-effective: Microsoft Azure Backup helps you avoid the infrastructure investment associated with storage, enabling you to pay only for the amount you use. With Microsoft Azure, there are also no per-server or data transfer fees.Scale as needed: Microsoft Azure Backup also provides a fast, easy way to meet changing storage requirements. Leveraging Microsoft’s global datacenters, you have the ability to quickly scale up or down as needed.Enterprise-grade data protection: Moving your backups to the cloud with Microsoft Azure can also help significantly improve your data protection, leveraging the same cloud platform relied upon by some of the world’s largest financial institutions. The servers are “geo-redundant”, so if servers go down in a datacenter in one location, they are already backed up and ready to go in multiple other locations around the world. Microsoft Azure backups are encrypted for a higher level of protection.And it’s simple. If you have a small number of servers to protect, Microsoft Azure Backup provides an easy solution, integrating with the Microsoft Server backup tools you may already be using.Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
11 Easily backup your on-site SQL Server database to the cloud Automate database backups to minimize data lossEncrypt your backup files for added protectionRestore to the cloud if on-site servers are downGet fast, easy backup for your database with SQL Server and Microsoft AzureBack up SQL Server to Microsoft AzureFor organizations running any version of SQL Server, Microsoft Azure offers a fast, easy way to back up your on-site database to the cloud.Your backup database gets all of the benefits of Microsoft Azure storage, including the ability to scale as your data grows, enterprise-grade data protection, and the elimination of capital expense for storage hardware, paying only for what you use. Backups can be automated, your backup files can be encrypted for added protection, and you can use point-in-time restore to recover data from a specified time in the past. In the case of an on-premises failure, you can also easily restore your backup in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine to help you get your database back online quickly.Footnote on disaster recovery with Microsoft Azure: For additional protection against failure and system downtime, you can get disaster recovery for your SQL Server database in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure disaster recovery can help to dramatically minimize service disruption if your database goes down. And because it leverages Microsoft Azure infrastructure, you can avoid the capital and operational costs of purchasing and maintaining additional hardware.Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
12 How much is your website costing your business? Many small and midsize businesses host their own websites on an on– site server, which can cost money… and customersUnexpected downtime Poor performance Lacking security IT and hardware costsMany small and midsize businesses have the in-house skills to build their own websites and host them on an on-site server. However, this can create unforeseen challenges as the business grows and website usage increases:Availability: If your Internet connection goes down, so does your website, which can mean lost customers and lost sales revenue.Performance: Also, if you are limited to the Internet bandwidth available to your local office, performance can also suffer, causing a frustrating customer experience on your website.Security: Today’s customers expect a secure experience when doing business online, whether you are storing customer addresses or capturing their credit card data. Setting up the required security measures—and keeping up with the latest threats—is often too complex and costly for many small and midsize businesses.Cost: As your business grows, you need to expand the capacity of your website infrastructure to support a growing number of customers. When you host your own site, this means purchasing new hardware, including servers and networking devices, requiring significant capital investment.
13 Offer a great customer experience by hosting your website in the cloud Provide a reliable, satisfying, more secure customer experience without the need to invest in costly infrastructure.High availabilityFast, responsive performanceThe latest security and protectionPremium resources at budget pricesHost your website in the cloudWith Microsoft Azure, now you can move your website to the cloud, making it easy to provide a reliable, satisfying, and secure customer experience without the need to invest in costly infrastructure.High availability: Know your website is backed up on multiple servers around the world, so if one location goes down, another one goes online to take its place.Fast, responsive performance: Get the massive bandwidth available to the cloud datacenters, so the customer experience on your website stays fast and responsive as your site traffic grows.The latest security: Rely on the latest website security, including firewalls, encryptions, and always up-to-date malware protection.Premium resources at budget prices: The cloud enables you to benefit from economies of scale, giving you access to premium resources at budget prices. Run your website with pay-as-you-go pricing, scaling up when you need to, and paying only for what you use. Hosting your site in the cloud means you no longer have to purchase and maintain infrastructure like servers and software. You just pay an affordable monthly fee that scales along with your usage.
16 Customize with Partner details Next stepsLet us help begin your implementation plan!Customize with Partner detailsUse this slide to suggest appropriate next steps, such as an assessment of business needs. Communicate what you want the audience or potential customer to do. Be specific and thoughtful and make it as easy as possible to say “yes”.
17 Hosting Apps on Microsoft Azure Option 1Option 2Reduce or eliminate hardware costs and maintenanceVHDDatabaseVirtual MachineGet database portability across on–premises and cloud with compatible virtualizationWindows Server Hyper-V VHDP2VV2VHosting Applications on Microsoft AzureYou can host apps in the cloud by moving them to a VM on Microsoft Azure. Running VMs in Azure offer the following benefits:On-demand IaaS for any VM workloadCost Effective Provisioning – no need to by new hardwareFamiliar Hyper-V VHD format for easy deployment99.95 % up timeNo need for remote access solutionsMore on Microsoft Azure VMsMany applications are good candidates for moving to the cloud for the benefits of reduced hardware costs and maintenance. For example, moving your existing database to a Microsoft Azure VM offers a simple way to get the benefits of the cloud without having to make significant changes to your application.If the application is not yet virtualized you can use System Center 2012 to virtualize the application to Windows Server Hyper-V VHD format. Alternatively if your application is already virtualized on another virtualization technology, you can use System Center 2012 to convert the already virtualized application to Windows Server Hyper-V VHD format.Once the application is in the proper format you can either transfer just the database to the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine or alternatively move the entire on-premise VHD to the Microsoft Azure VM.It’s a pretty simple process. No changes to the application are required, and you retain the full capabilities that you had with SQL Server on-premise. From now on, your infrastructure is fully managed, with a 99.95% SLA, and you have complete control over your VM to customize as needed for your application. On top of that, you can use the same familiar development tools you used to build the app, and System Center provides an easy, centralized way to manage and monitor your application in the cloud.No application changes required – simply virtualize and moveNon-VirtualizedVirtualizedBack to solution slide
18 Microsoft Azure Backup Recover data in case of disasters (server destroyed/stolen, disk crash)Recover data in case of data loss scenarios such as data accidentally deleted, volume deleted, virusesSimple installation and configurationReduced cost for backup storage and managementIdeal for small businesses, branch offices, and departmental business needsUse either the Microsoft Online Backup Service Agent or the Online Backup Windows PowerShell cmdletsMicrosoft Azure portalSign upBillingMicrosoft Azure Backup ServiceRegistrationMicrosoft Azure BackupAzure Backup Agent is a feature for Windows Server 2012 R2 that you can download and install to schedule file and folder backups from your server to Azure Backup, which is a cloud-based backup service managed by Microsoft. To transfer data between servers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Azure Backup you can use either the Azure Backup Agent or the Online Backup cmdlets for Windows PowerShell.Key benefitsRecover data in case of disasters (server destroyed/stolen, disk crash)Recover data in case of data loss scenarios such as data accidentally deleted, volume deleted, virusesTarget Segments:Small Business: Low-cost backup & recovery solution for single server backups.Departmental Backups: Low-cost backup alternative for departments in mid to large sized organizationsRemote office backup and recovery consolidation: Consolidate backups of remote offices.The following tasks make up the major workflows when using Azure Backup.Sign up for the Azure Backup service and install the Azure Backup AgentRegister servers with Azure BackupSchedule backups using the Azure Backup AgentRecover files and folders using the Azure Backup AgentManage Azure BackupTroubleshoot Azure BackupAdminister Azure Backup with Windows PowerShellIn other words; simply sign up, install, register, schedule backup and you are all done with addressing your backup requirements.The big thing to remember here is that Azure Backup reduces administrative overhead associated with backup and recovery procedures and eliminates the need to maintain a backup infrastructure so Azure Backup doesn’t just save you time, it saves money too.Backup/RestoreInbox engineInbox UIAzure Backup AgentIT ProWindows Server 2012 R2 backup (extensible)Windows Server 2012 R2Back to solution slide