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Microsoft Azure : SaaS (Server)

Allows users to log into and use cloud applications via the Internet. The most common examples are messaging, calendar and office tools, such as Microsoft Office 365

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SaaS offers an all-inclusive software solution on a pay-per-use basis from a cloud service provider. You rent the use of an application for your organisation, and your users log into it via the Internet, usually with a web browser. The service provider (Microsoft Azure) manages the hardware and software, and with an appropriate service level agreement, can also ensure the availability and security of the application and your data. SaaS enables your organisation to rapidly implement an application with a minimum level of investment.

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Advantages of SaaS with Azure


1. Revenue planning

The Saas monetisation model is a monthly subscription. So, as a supplier, you can plan and forecast products based on the number of your SaaS application users and the number of services you provide.


2. Manage the size of your business

As your customers' businesses grow, you don't have to worry about making yours grow. The customer can simply adjust the monthly subscription according to requirements. Regardless of the size of your customers’ business, they can always rely on your service since it’s much cheaper and easier than investing in software licences and in-house server capacity.


3.Customer accessibility
All your customers need to configure your SaaS application is a device and an Internet login. This simplicity makes SaaS particularly attractive and relieves the provider of unnecessary tasks.


  1. 4. Hassle-free upgrading for customers
  2. The added benefit for your customers is that they don't need to update software and support obsolete hardware, which takes the workload off their IT departments.
    For you, as a vendor, the main advantage is that you don't have to waste time visiting and updating each customer separately.


5.Backup resilience
Even if something goes wrong with your servers, your customers can always revert back to previous backups with the backup log and access the information from any device with an Internet connection.


6. Access application data from anywhere. 

When data is stored in the cloud, users can access the information from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.And when the application data is stored in the cloud, no data is lost in the event of a problem with the computer or device.


My advantages

  • I can plan and forecast my income streams 
  • The customer can monitor software use
  • No need to maintain a unique code base
  • I can save money by scaling up my business
  • Microsoft certifications allow me to work in any business sector I chose (e.g. medical, public or private)

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My advantages

  • I can reduce deployment time
  • I can reduce data loss and security risks
  • Faster access to the latest features
  • I don't have to wait for maintenance anymore
  • I get the benefits of low variable cost based on usage rather than initial fixed costs

SaaS applications

  • Email
  • Sales management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Recruitment management
  • Human resources management
  • Invoicing
  • Teamwork
  • Video games (Gaming as a service)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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Example of  microsoft SaaS Hybrid for Office 365 scenarios



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We've compared Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to make it easier for you to find the cloud computing platform that best meets your needs. Each platform delivers a wide range of services and reliability that will make them the market leaders in 2019.


Despite their similarities, Azure and AWS have developed their features independently over time, so they have significant design and implementation differences. Especially in terms of computing resources, analytical capabilities, storage and many other points that will be detailed in the rest of this white paper.


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