The Intelligent Cloud

Get an intelligent, consistent and comprehensive platform from cloud to edge with Azure.

Cloud computing is when you access computing services – such as servers, storage, networking, software – over the Internet (“the cloud”) from a provider like Azure. For example, instead of storing personal documents and photos on your personal computer’s hard drive, most people now store them online: that’s cloud computing.

Cloud computing platforms, such as Azure, tend to be less expensive, more secure, reliable and flexible than on-premise servers. Equipment downtime due to maintenance, theft or damage is almost non-existent and you can scale your compute and storage resources – up or down – when your needs change. Also, you typically only pay for the services you use, which provides a level of convenience and cost-control that’s almost impossible to achieve with on-site infrastructure.

The Intelligent cloud offers:

  • Lower cost – Cloud computing eliminates the expense of setting up and running on-site data centres and allows organisations to access the computer resources they need in real time to match their business needs on demand.
  • Higher security – Security is a key focus of cloud providers, who typically also offer a broad set of policies, compliance, technologies and controls that strengthen your security and protect your data, apps and infrastructure from threats.
  • Increased productivity – Efficiently develop and manage your applications with nearly unlimited cloud computing resources. Continuously updated data centre networks with the latest-generation hardware, provide you with fast, efficient computing resources.
  • Global scale – Cloud computing runs on data centres around the world, providing overall resiliency and reliability by allowing your data to be backed up in more than one geographic location. This also allows your IT resources to be delivered from specific geographic locations when required.

What is Azure?

Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help your organisation meet its business challenges. Build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks.


Turn your ideas into solutions faster with Azure. Develop using any tool, language or framework you want and access 100+ services with great end-to-end tools to make you successful.

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Get a consistent experience, whether in the cloud or on-premise and a comprehensive view across both environments. Azure has the broadest set of hybrid capabilities of any cloud service provider.

Digital Skills


Achieve more with a leading set of modern artificial intelligence (AI) services, tools and enterprise-grade infrastructure that allow you to run your AI workloads from anywhere at scale. Take advantage of pre-built APIs, or build your own AI solutions easily, including custom machine learning models.



 With more certifications than any other cloud provider, Azure is a trusted partner and leader in privacy, compliance and security. Build your applications and migrate your infrastructure with peace of mind.

Azure is secure

Azure’s proactive approach to security, compliance and privacy is unique. Microsoft leads the industry in establishing and consistently meeting clear security and privacy requirements.

Between its industry-leading compliance and privacy certifications to built-in security controls and unique threat intelligence, Azure has everything you need to identify and protect against rapidly evolving threats:

  • Start with a secure foundation – Reduce costs and complexities with a highly-secure cloud foundation that takes advantage of multi-layered security provided by Microsoft.
  • Streamline your compliance and enable business transformation – Use built-in controls, configuration management tools, implementation and guidance resources and third-party audit reports to simplify your compliance needs.
  • Detect threats early – Identify new threats and respond quickly with unique services informed by real-time global cyber security intelligence.


Azure is the future

The advent of the cloud and smart technologies is revealing new scenarios that were simply not possible until now. Smart sensors and connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices now allow organisations to capture new data – from factories to farms and from smart cities to homes.

How do I start with the Intelligent Cloud?

We have various assessments and workshops that can help you understand what the Intelligent Cloud can do for your organisation and where to start with the solutions available to you.

Azure Fundamentals

The Phoenix Azure Fundamentals programme is a focussed approach designed to help organisations gain a deeper understanding of Microsoft Azure, understand which workloads are relevant and provide the delivery of a Proof of Concept.

Surveyor 360

The challenge many organisations are facing today is how do they plan and move forward in modernising their data centre environments. The Phoenix Surveyor 360 Programme can help your organisation understand the benefits of a cloud-based architecture, allowing you to deploy advanced workloads in areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Bots and Internet of Things (IoT).

Start Your Journey Today

To discuss the options available to you and your organisation and how the Phoenix assessments can assist, talk to the team by contacting us on 01904 562200 or email [email protected] or fill in the short form below: