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Microsoft Azure, Cloud hosting and Mobile Computing

Here at Dolphin Networks, we offer Microsoft Azure, cloud hosting and mobile computing services to customers throughout the United Kingdom. We have a real passion for what we do, and we feel that this shows in every single one of the services that we offer.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver to every single one of our customers, which is one of the main reasons why we firmly believe that we should be your first and only port of call for Microsoft Azure, cloud hosting and mobile computing services. If you’d like additional information on the services that we offer, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today.

We’d love to hear from you and assist you in any way we possibly can.

What is Microsoft Azure?

If you’re a Microsoft follower and already use their applications and software, then you will have heard of Microsoft Azure. It’s a cloud computing service which incorporates into many areas of Microsoft’s software and is known for its competition with Amazon and Google.

Cloud computing is often referred to as consumer services that store your data on remote services, Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing provides a service for companies, organisations and individuals. Businesses tend to host their own infrastructure, if more power is required then it’s up the business to arrange more space on its server hard drive.

Cloud computing works through using space on specific hardware in someone else’s data centre, instead you pay for access to a large pool of computing resources through Microsoft Azure. This means you can host web services, email services, databases, file storage servers, virtual machines and anything else that you may require. So, if you are in need of more computer resources, there’s no need to purchase physical hardware instead the ‘cloud’ shares the work and automatically assigns it as and when its necessary.

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By using the word “Cloud Computing” we don’t mean the vague term that is often applied to consumer services that store your data on a remote server somewhere. What it actually means is computing as a service for companies, organisations, and even individuals who want to take advantage of it.

In tradition a business or organisation would host their own infrastructure with its own web server on its own hardware. If more power was needed the business would need to pay for more server hardware. Cloud computing however works differently rather than running your own hardware or pay for the use of specific hardware in someone else’s data centre, instead you pay for access to a massive pool of computing resources provided by Microsoft, etc. This allows you to host web servers, email servers, databases, file storage servers, virtual machines, and anything else you may want. If you are in need of more computing resources, you don’t need to purchase physical hardware, instead the ‘cloud’ shares the hard work automatically assigns the work, as necessary.

There’s a much smaller upfront cost when using cloud computing, there’s no need to invest in a serious amount of money to create your own data centre, purchasing hardware and paying for staff. There’s no need to take risks and unnecessary costs when it comes to buying too little and then not having enough. You can host whatever you need through the cloud providing through Microsoft Azure’s server. So, you only pay for the computing resource that you need, should you require more, you can easily upscale and if you require less, you don’t need to pay for more than you need.

Dolphin Networks has many years experience in designing and developing applications and data warehouses for a variety of different industry sectors and projects. We can design and architect a solution to suit your user base and budget, whether that be a cloud hosted solution or on premise.Our direct approach to project lifecycle development means that you will always be speaking to the person with the right answers and expertise to help you there and then. We will have you up and running with your customised business intelligence application in no time and for far less expense than you might expect!

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Written by Kirstie Loft on 3rd May 2015
I have worked closely with Dolphin Networks over the past year to develop our online SharePoint hosted facilities management business intelligence portal, “PRISM”. During which time, I have relied heavily on both the expertise and patience in application delivery provided by Dolphin Networks whilst we worked together as part of a small team to identify and resolve various challenges in establishing the system and the link to the data warehouse that they have created.

The team at Dolphin Networks has always made themselves available to look into any issues encountered within a short time span and keeps all parties up to date, presenting options where available and clearly explaining all elements of any processing changes. I am incredibly grateful to Dolphin Networks for all their support during this period.

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Dolphin Networks is a Microsoft Windows Azure Partner, which means not only are we trained experts in hosting and using the Microsoft cloud platform, but we can also offer our clients a sizeable discount on their hosting needs. This is yet another reason why we believe that we should be your only port of call for Microsoft Azure, anywhere in the United Kingdom.

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As well as Microsoft Azure, we are also a Rackspace certified Partner. Being a multi-provider partner enables us to offer our clients a wider range of services, as well as having the option to provide a service provider failover option for hosted services that absolutely must be online 24/7. This means in the very unlikely event that one service provider should go down due to a technical fault, then we can fail your application over to the other provider to prevent a service interruption.

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There’s a much smaller upfront cost when using cloud computing, there’s no need to invest in a serious amount of money to create your own data centre, purchasing hardware and paying for staff. There’s no need to take risks and unnecessary costs when it comes to buying too little and then not having enough. You can host whatever you need through the cloud providing through Microsoft Azure’s server. So, you only pay for the computing resource that you need, should you require more, you can easily upscale and if you require less, you don’t need to pay for more than you need.

Microsoft Azure’s website hosts a range of different services that you can utilise including…

  • Full virtual machines
  • Databases
  • File storage
  • Back Ups
  • Services for Mobile and Web apps

Originally named Windows Azure and then changed to Microsoft Azure, this system can handle much more than just windows. This will allow you to run either Windows or Linux, whichever you prefer, there’s lots of services available, you can practically do anything and everything.

We all need our information to hand whenever and wherever we are. We always need to be connected and informed , not just when we are tied to the desk. This famous image taken in St Peters square in 2005 at the death of Pope John Paul, and then the same scene 8 years later at a speech of Pope Francis speaks volumes about the mobile revolution and the way in which people have connected with mobile technology.

It seems that over the last few years, large noisy server rooms full of racks of wires, routers, servers and gadgets that no one dares to touch have mysteriously disappeared.

But where did it all go? And why?

Well, in the large majority of cases it got moved into the cloud.

But just what is the cloud? Where is it? Who owns it? And how can it help my business?

As with most subjects in IT, it’s not a simple one sentence answer.

The cloud can be a mixture or a variety of things. To keep things simple and in perspective, all those noisy server rooms jammed full of wires and equipment still exist. They just got a whole lot bigger….incredibly bigger!

Large providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM (and many others) have built large farms of server rooms called data centres around the globe and rent out chunks of their resources by using virtual computing technology. That’s a very simplified explanation. In reality it’s much more complex and technical than that but using cloud technology actually is very simple and extremely flexible.

Dolphin Networks have built SharePoint, Business Intelligence and data warehousing projects for many clients using cloud computing. The power, speed of implementation and flexibility coupled with extremely competitive costs means that we can deliver project quicker and scale resources up and down in a few minutes to suit the requirements of our clients.

We are partners with Microsoft Azure and RackSpace enabling us to offer complete solutions that include full software and operating system licencing at partner reduced prices.

Worried about data security….don’t be. We can show you solutions for both private and public cloud offerings where you can choose where your data resides, encrypt connections and provide certificate authentication.

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Microsoft Azure, Cloud hosting and Mobile Computing

Mobile Compatible Projects

Every data or collaboration project needs to be mobile compatible to make it a complete, successful project. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need a dedicated app for your project. It just means you need to develop your application to be small screen compatible and run on mobile browsers. SharePoint 2013 already has many built in features that help you develop for mobile applications. It needn’t prolong the project lifecycle or blow out delivery deadlines. Usually, you don’t need all features to be mobile, just the information that your users need when they are on the move.

We can help you take the complexity out of delivering a fully mobile compatible solution to cover all accessibility aspects your users require. When it comes to SharePoint and Business Intelligence, we can quickly guide you to a solution that’s right for you that’s cloud hosted, available anywhere, anytime, flexible, scaleable and won’t blow the budget.

Why Choose Dolphin Networks for Microsoft Azure Cloud Hosting?

At Dolphin Networks we’re fully trained in Microsoft Azure and offer development consulting and support services in Microsoft Azure. We’re home to a team of experienced and professional consultants who can offer advice and assistance when it comes to using Microsoft Azure to its full potential. We’ll ensure that your business has the best possible software system to help develop and grow your firm. We believe in providing serviced which our clients benefit from, our professional team have worked alongside a number of clients and businesses, helping to integrate Microsoft Azure into their business. With bespoke development services, we can tailor the software installation, for more information, call Dolphin Networks today, there’s no need to consider anyone else for your Microsoft Azure Cloud Hosting system.

When you choose Dolphin Networks trust that you’re in the right hands, we have a team of business intelligence consultants who have years of experience in the industry between them. We’ve listened to our client’s feedback and here are some of the reasons why you should choose our consultants to take your business forward:

  • Well-known in the area and across the UK for the excellent business software and systems we provide.
  • Years of industry experience meaning we possess all the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • Working with businesses of all sizes and industries.
  • Team of professional consultants who have undergone a range of extensive training.
  • Working with clients and businesses throughout the UK.
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If you’re based in the United Kingdom and you require additional information on the Microsoft Azure, cloud hosting and mobile computing services that we offer, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding our fantastic services.

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