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Dynamics GP: Why Microsoft Azure is the Smart Choice

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Microsoft Azure is becoming increasingly popular for businesses looking to move their Dynamics GP system to the Cloud. Azure’s scalability, security and on-demand architecture make it the smart choice for your Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment.

The Benefits of Hosting Dynamics GP on Azure

1. Faster deployment

A Dynamics GP installation in the cloud with Azure means you don’t have to worry about setting up an infrastructure or procuring and configuring hardware. As a result, deployment can be completed in a fraction of the time. Upgrades and patches can be applied in less time as well.

2. Cost Effective

Hosting Microsoft Dynamics GP on Azure is an extremely cost effective deployment option. There are no hardware costs to purchase or maintain and Azure’s scalable platform means you only pay for consumption of data and power that you use. The result can mean significant savings for your organization.

3. Little to No Downtime

With Microsoft’s large server architecture, a company’s data is not confined to a single machine. Instead, Azure distributes it across multiple Virtual Machines (VM) for optimum security. In case maintenance needs to be performed on one of the machines, a company’s Dynamics GP deployment can continue to run on other machines. Microsoft Azure promises 99.95% up time meaning that your GP environment will always be available and supported.

4. Flexible Deployment Options

In addition to deploying Dynamics GP in the cloud or on-premise, Microsoft Azure gives the option for hybrid deployment, which enables a user to select some workloads to host on Azure and keep other workloads on-premise or at the data center.

5. Scalability

Microsoft Azure’s infrastructure scales and grows along with your business. Increasing data storage, adding more users, or integrating additional applications with your Dynamics GP deployment are all managed from an online console to accommodate changing needs quickly and seamlessly.

6. Security

Azure has enterprise grade security and is coupled with disaster recovery features that can accommodate complex environments securely with full redundancy while meeting tenant data compliance requirements.

Next Steps

For companies who would like to upgrade Dynamics GP to the cloud, Rimrock can provide a complete end-to-end business solution. For more information on Azure, or to find out which option is the best fit for your business, contact us today. Our consulting team is here to help you every step of the way.


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