The cloud offers simplicity and easy management
‘Cloud’ may sound a bit abstract to some. But let’s make it very concrete. Basically, a cloud solution helps make a company’s IT platform much simpler and easier to manage.
‘Cloud’ simply means that your software is not installed on your own servers, but in a data centre, from which both the application and your data can be accessed.
In practice it means more than this, as it offers many advantages such as accessibility, security, performance and maintenance.
Dynamics 365 is a native cloud product, and frees you from spending time and energy on technical details such as optimising your SQL server or ensuring that the AOS servers are running.
The fact that the solution is running in the cloud means that both data and the application are stored in Azure in one of Microsoft’s data centres. All users need to access it is an Internet connection, and this obviously offers huge flexibility to all employees.
Focus on security
Some people might have concerns about moving their business-critical data into shared data centres around the world – and feel it is much more secure on their own servers in the basement, where no unauthorised people have access.
But don't be fooled. There is no doubt that Microsoft’s data centres are much better protected. They are kept constantly up-to-date with the latest software and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Dynamics 365 is designed so that everything that is computationally intensive happens on the servers. On the SQL database servers and on the application servers. Any given workstation, tablet or whatever device is being used is therefore only a user interface. Queries are sent to the servers in the data centre, where the data is processed and calculated, and then the result is presented to the user. It is simply the most effective solution, and you will therefore experience excellent performance on a Dynamics 365 solution.
To ensure high, stable performance, Dynamics 365 utilises some built-in features in the SQL database for load balancing. This means that large, intensive batch jobs will not impair performance for the other users.