We have seen some of the advantages of using Microsoft Azure to store information and virtualize systems, and as a company specializing in IT solutions, we want to tell you more about them. But what is Microsoft Azure and what are its benefits with Microsoft Development Services.
Microsoft Azure is the first cloud to achieve the high category of certification under the National Security Scheme. It has an entire security system that protects your information against possible cyberattacks that may occur. It offers a guarantee that the data will be safe with 99.9% availability.
We mentioned earlier that one of the characteristics of this cloud is the possibility of adapting it to the maximum to really get the services that each company needs. But these are not static, but changes can be introduced to meet the needs that arise at any time.
– More economical
Having everything stored and virtualized in the cloud saves costs, both in terms of technology and physical space or maintenance. It can also lead to staff savings.
– Access from wherever you want
The cloud can be accessed from anywhere in the world and can be accessed by as many people as you authorize, as long as they have the necessary credentials to do so.
– Improves profitability
Microsoft Azure has a whole series of complementary tools that are useful to improve the profitability of your company. It allows real-time data analysis, performance monitoring and predictions, or it can use Artificial Intelligence to develop other features that may be of interest.
Microsoft increases profits by 34% with an eye on video games
Washington, Jan 25 (EFE) .- Microsoft announced this Tuesday net profits of 39,270 million dollars between July and December of last year, 34% year-on-year growth, at a time when it entrusts much of its future to success of his commitment to the video game industry.
The company based in Redmond (Washington state, USA) invoiced between July and December 97,045 million dollars, mostly from services, and above the 80,230 million obtained in December 2020.
For their part, the firm’s investors pocketed 5.23 dollars per title during the past semester, compared to 3.88 dollars a year ago.
AZURE AND DYNAMICS 365 GROW
Among the fastest growing Microsoft services were Azure and other cloud services (46%), business management software Dynamics 365 (45%), and professional portal LinkedIn (37%).
For its part, the growth of the business around the Microsoft video console, Xbox, moderated to 10% in the last six months, after experiencing an unprecedented rise in 2020 due to the outbreak of the covid pandemic. -19.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it will pay 68.7 billion dollars to acquire the US video game firm Activision Blizzard, its largest acquisition to date in a strong commitment to that sector and the development of the metaverse.
The operation, which still needs to be authorized by regulators, will give the American technology giant access to a catalog that includes already classic titles such as “Warcraft”, “Diablo”, “Overwatch” and “Call of Duty”, along with successful games of mobile as “Candy Crush”.
THE STRONG COMMITMENT TO ACTIVISION
Microsoft, which already has a significant presence in the world of video games with its Xbox console and titles such as “Minecraft”, will thus become the third largest company in the sector in terms of turnover, only surpassed by the Chinese Tencent and the Japanese Sony.
“Video games are the most dynamic and exciting entertainment category on all platforms today, and they will play a key role in shaping the platforms of the metaverse,” Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement.
The metaverse, a 100% virtual parallel reality, is one of the great goals of the big firms in Silicon Valley, starting with Facebook, which has even changed the name of its parent company to Meta to make clear the importance of that concept.
Microsoft hopes that the purchase of Activision will help put the pillars of that metaverse, where users can play, buy and interact using avatars.
Apart from video games, products linked to the Windows operating system, which for decades was the company’s standard, but which in recent years has lost prominence.
THE RENEWAL OF WINDOWS
“Technology continues to increase its presence in world GDP, and we innovate and invest in all these markets that have a strong technological component and an operating model that reinforces a common strategy and culture,” Nadella said when presenting the results.
Microsoft accounts did not convince investors on Wall Street, where the company’s shares were down 4.97% to $274.80 per share in electronic trading after the New York markets closed. EFE