Leveraging the considerable advantages of Azure for scalable, cloud-based, enterprise-class deployment
ClearPeople was the first partner in the UK to deploy a Sitecore website on Azure and since then we have deployed many more. We can provide expertise and support to build your Sitecore infrastructure in both internally hosted, classic data-centre hosting, as well as leveraging the Microsoft Azure platform. We work with a range of clients on deploying Azure, which is now ClearPeople’s recommended option from a technical, security, compliance and cost perspective.
Benefits of Sitecore Azure:
- Wide Distribution – Instead of having a single farm or machine where all your data sits, your data is distributed and replicated over a number of machines. Various configurations are available depending on replication requirements.
- Security and Compliance – The scale of the investment into the Microsoft Azure data-centres has meant that they surpass most other data-centre options in terms of security and compliance. The geographically dispersed data-centres comply with key industry standards, such as ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for security and reliability. They are managed, monitored and administered by Microsoft operations staff that have years of experience in delivering the world’s largest online services with 24/7 continuity. Microsoft Azure components are also meeting: SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 Attestation, HIPAA Business Associate Agreement, E.U. Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), IL2 and more.
- Scalability - In terms of performance, Windows Azure ensures your servers perform the same no matter how much data they are storing. It is extremely easy to scale-up and down your usage, therefore only paying for what you use.
- Fast Deployment Time - For example provisioning of servers is provided with a click of a mouse.
- Storage – You only pay for the storage that you use and there is always more available.
- Geo-distribution – This allows you to distribute your data geographically which is a huge benefit for fail over and disaster recovery.
How ClearPeople can help
If you want one of the most experienced Sitecore Azure partners to provide you with a robust and professional solution, then please do get in touch, we’d be happy to help.