01-29-24 | Blog Post

Managed Azure: Benefits of a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Approach

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OTAVA® Managed Azure is a comprehensive solution that enables businesses to utilize the potential of public cloud technology fully. It provides personalized Azure Cloud experiences designed to transform ideas into practical solutions at an accelerated pace. Organizations can streamline their operations and increase availability with cost management, regulatory compliance, and scalability benefits. With Managed Azure, businesses can capitalize on a hyper scaler’s power with round-the-clock support from experts in the field.

OTAVA® Managed Azure cloud can be easily integrated into a hybrid and multi-cloud approach.This strategy allows businesses to place workloads in the cloud environment that best suits their needs, whether it be a public, private, or hybrid model. This flexibility optimizes the cloud environment and strengthens security measures and data protection. Features like Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery ensure that businesses can meet their recovery objectives while safeguarding the privacy of their apps and data. In essence, Azure Managed Services, when enriched with a hybrid and multi-cloud approach, equips businesses to thrive in the cloud while keeping their core competencies in sharp focus.

What is a Hybrid Cloud?

A hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud service that employs both private and public clouds to perform different tasks within the same organization. This model combines the best of both worlds, enabling businesses to leverage the power and speed of the public cloud for non-sensitive operations while utilizing the private cloud for sensitive data that require robust security protocols. The hybrid cloud offers flexibility and scalability, making it ideal for businesses with dynamic or highly variable workloads.

The key components of a hybrid cloud setup are the public cloud, private cloud, and the network that binds them together. The public cloud usually hosts non-sensitive data and high-performance resources, while the private cloud secures sensitive data. To manage and orchestrate these different cloud environments, businesses use a mix of APIs, management interfaces, and other software tools. These tools ensure seamless interaction between the two clouds, facilitating secure data transfer and allowing businesses to optimize their resources across both environments efficiently.

Advantages of a Hybrid Cloud Coupled with Managed Azure Cloud

The hybrid cloud model in OTAVA® Managed Azure offers several substantial benefits. It provides businesses with the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud while ensuring the security and control of a private cloud. The Azure Hybrid benefit allows businesses to use their on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance or qualifying subscription licenses to save big on Azure. Furthermore, Azure’s leading security and compliance capabilities assure businesses that their data is protected no matter where it resides.

Managed Azure, as offered by OTAVA, provides a robust and versatile solution uniquely positioned to meet the distinct needs of various sectors. Two industries worth pointing out are the healthcare and finance sectors. 

 Managed Azure enhances cost management, regulatory compliance, support, scalability, agile app delivery, and availability in the healthcare sector. It offers predictive costs and valuable insights that aid in strategic decision-making. The strong emphasis on data protection and privacy, backed by Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery, ensures compliance with rigorous healthcare regulations. 

In the finance sector, Managed Azure extends its benefits to include comprehensive monitoring, cost containment, and maintenance services. Financial organizations can leverage real-time performance monitoring, customizable budget alerts, and simplified invoices to stay on top of their cloud expenses. The agile app delivery capability allows for the rapid development and deployment of various applications, enabling financial institutions to respond swiftly to market fluctuations. 

Managed Azure’s tailored solutions empower businesses across industries to harness the full potential of cloud technology while maintaining stringent industry standards and regulations.

What is a Multi-Cloud Approach?

A multi-cloud approach is a strategy where an organization uses multiple cloud computing services from different cloud vendors. This approach enables businesses to choose various cloud services based on their specific capabilities and appropriateness for certain tasks. It allows them to have the flexibility of utilizing the best features from desired cloud service providers, leading to increased reliability, scalability, and potentially reduced costs. There are several reasons why businesses might opt for a multi-cloud strategy: 

  • Prevent vendor lock-in, enabling companies to avoid dependence on a single cloud provider. Organizations can leverage the best offerings from multiple providers, which can lead to improved performance, better functionality, and reduced costs.
  • Improve resilience against disaster by ensuring that even if one cloud provider experiences downtime, the business operations can continue unaffected on another cloud platform. 
  • Each cloud service has its unique strengths, and a multi-cloud strategy allows businesses to utilize the best of each.

Advantages of a Multi-Cloud Approach in Azure Managed Services

Implementing a multi-cloud approach in Azure Managed Services offers remarkable benefits, further augmenting the potential of cloud computing. It empowers businesses to leverage services from multiple cloud providers, enhancing functionality, scalability, and flexibility. This strategy optimizes performance, amplifies resilience against service disruptions, and boosts security by distributing data across different platforms. The upcoming sections provide a detailed examination of these benefits, supplemented by compelling case studies illustrating successful multi-cloud implementations in Azure.

Healthcare providers can use a multi-cloud approach to secure patient data. Azure can store clinical data, while another cloud provider can store administrative data. A Managed Azure Cloud service can enforce strict access controls and encryption protocols to protect patient information.


Azure supports the integration of multi-cloud environments, providing tools and services like Azure Arc that simplify management and governance across different cloud platforms. For example, a company might use Azure Arc, which allows businesses to govern secure applications across multiple clouds. Azure’s management capabilities ensure that applications run consistently across the multi-cloud environment.


OTAVA Gaming IconSoftware companies need diverse testing environments. A multi-cloud approach allows separate test environments in Azure and other providers, optimizing costs. Managed Azure Cloud, organizes environments, and streamlines deployment pipelines, reducing the time-to-market.


Two additional industries that can benefit from a multi-cloud approach are manufacturing and legal companies – Both can utilize the high availability, reliability, and enhanced data protection. By distributing workloads across multiple cloud providers, these companies can reduce the risk of downtime and service disruptions, ensuring seamless operation of critical applications and data access.

Additionally, Azure’s advanced security services, like Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel, can be used to detect and respond to threats across multiple clouds. This ensures that the company’s data and applications are well-protected, regardless of the cloud platform they reside on.

Superior Cost Management

Azure also provides cost-management services that give businesses insights into their cloud spending across cloud providers, helping them optimize costs. Spreading data across various cloud environments mitigates the risk of data loss or breaches, providing extra security. Companies also have access to round-the-clock support and executive-level escalation paths through managed cloud service providers like OTAVA, further enhancing the advantages of a multi-cloud strategy. Thus, a multi-cloud approach empowers manufacturing or legal companies to fully leverage cloud technology while maintaining control, compliance, and resilience.

Manage Azure Cloud facilitates a multi-cloud approach by providing the tools and services to manage, secure, and optimize applications and data across different cloud platforms.

Comparing Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Approaches

Choosing a hybrid or multi-cloud approach with Managed Azure Cloud services offers businesses immense benefits. These include scalability, cost-effectiveness, security, and control of private clouds, as well as enhanced performance, functionality, resilience against disasters, and negotiation power with cloud vendors through leveraging multiple cloud services. Ultimately, the key to success lies in understanding one’s business needs and selecting the right cloud strategy. With an Azure environment, businesses can use hybrid and multi-cloud approaches to achieve their goals and drive growth and innovation. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to carefully consider their options and choose a strategy that best suits their specific requirements.

Managed Azure Cloud Case Study

The case study of Total Compliance Tracking showcases the value that Managed Services can bring to a business. Looking to expand its offerings and meet the growing demand for compliance solutions, TCT turned to Managed Services with OTAVA. They recognized the potential of supporting additional hosting compliance certifications to reach more customers. This goal led to their decision to migrate to an Azure cloud environment, opening the door to the vast benefits of cloud computing.

The migration process, handled over a single weekend, was smooth and efficient, highlighting the proficiency of the Managed Azure Cloud resources. TCT was able to transition its operations to the Azure cloud platform without any significant downtime or disruption to its services. Achieving this seamless transition was not merely moving data and operations but also ensuring that the new environment was robust and ready to support the company’s long-term growth and success.

The outcome of this case study underscores the powerful capabilities of Managed Services. By successfully migrating to the Azure cloud platform, TCT was able to broaden its offerings and tap into new markets. Moreover, the seamless transition process echoed Azure services’ ease and efficiency in cloud migration. Indeed, this case study is a testament to the transformative potential of adopting a strategic cloud solution like Azure Managed Services.

TCT’s partnership with OTAVA proved an overwhelmingly positive experience, reinforcing the immense benefits of Azure Managed Services. The OTAVA team, with its deep technical expertise and industry experience, ensured a swift, smooth migration process to Azure, allowing TCT to capitalize on the advantages of the cloud platform rapidly. The team’s dedication to minimizing disruption meant TCT’s services remained operational throughout the transition, ensuring customer trust and satisfaction were maintained. Moreover, OTAVA’s ongoing support post-migration provided TCT with a robust foundation to fuel long-term growth and resilience. This experience underscores OTAVA’s commitment to delivering excellence and meeting their client’s unique needs, further strengthening the case for Azure Managed Services.

Managed Azure Services – Final Thoughts

The unique strengths of hybrid and multi-cloud approaches coupled with Manage Azure Cloud offers businesses a pathway to optimize their operations, performance, and efficiency. By choosing the cloud strategy that aligns with their unique business needs, whether cloud security and control through a hybrid cloud approach or leveraging diverse capabilities and vendor negotiation power through a multi-cloud approach, businesses can revolutionize their operations and achieve their strategic goals.

Case studies like TCT demonstrate the transformative potential of Azure Managed Service Providers, enabling businesses to meet ever-evolving demands, expand their offerings, and tap into new market opportunities. The seamless migration process, which minimizes downtime, coupled with a robust platform ready for long-term growth and success, solidifies Managed Services as a powerful tool for businesses seeking to leverage the manifold benefits of cloud technologies.

If you’re ready to usher in a new era of efficiency and success in your business with Managed Services, we’re here to help. Download our Managed Cloud Brochure for more details, or visit our Managed Public Cloud page to discover how our services can drive your digital transformation. Let’s revolutionize your operations together – we’re just one click away.

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