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Dynamics NAV Cloud on Azure or On-Premises

Why the cloud?

Demand for cloud services shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach over $107 billion by 2017.  We offer you an unbiased comparison of cloud computing and on-premises solutions based on your specific needs.  The advantages of cloud are laid out below are compelling for some: Cost Savings, Quick Scalability, and Reliability.

Advantages of Cloud Computing on Azure

Cost SavingsCost Savings – Only pay for the resources you need.   No need to size an on-premises server for potential growth.  Start small and grow as needed.  Additionally, organizations using Windows Azure don’t need to buy, manage, administer, perform maintenance, configure hardware and operating systems, and pay utilities cost for their own machines.


Protect Your Data – your company’s data is its most valuable asset.  Protecting it is a requirement and Microsoft Azure has redundant resources to secure 99.99% uptime SLA levels.  Backup to Microsoft storage accounts, virtual machines, or your own internal infrastructure.


growthQuick Scalability – Need to add more users or add a new location?  Azure resources can be added as needed “on demand.”  With just a few clicks, the latest and greatest server resources are at your fingertips.Azure access


Reliability – The infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) / Platform as a Service (PaaS) model is reliable.  Azure data centers exist in multiple locations and have multiple built in redundancies.  In the unlikely event of a server crash, your applications will automatically run on another server in the data center.



Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Azure

For both standard NAV installations and customized solutions, CBSi can offer Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 as an Application Service.  In this model, Azure resources are automatically scaled to your needs and you benefit from an All-in-One pricing and get a single bill for Infrastructure, NAV licenses, and SQL server licenses.

So whether you need a custom solution or have simpler needs, CBSi can match an Azure-hosted Microsoft Dynamics solution to fit your situation.

Choosing cloud or on-premises – what are the considerations?

Increasingly, IT is facing a choice when assessing new business applications: on-premises or hosted in the cloud. With Computer Business Solutions and Dynamics NAV, both options are available.

With an on-premises implementation, all of your data and software reside on your own computers or internal network. Speed is not dependent on your internet access bandwidth, and installation is performed quickly by CBSi. Interfacing with existing applications is easily achieved.

With a cloud-based solution, the IT footprint is reduced so your resources can spend less time on maintaining infrastructure and more time working on projects to fuel your future growth. In addition, you are able to scale the number of users up or down, based on your business requirements.

  • You have the choice of:
    • Paying monthly (SaaS, Software as a Service) for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Word, Excel, email, CRM, etc., – including the infrastructure, or
    • Moving the software you already own to the cloud, and only paying monthly for the infrastructure
  • You still own your data
  • You have the option of leaving the cloud without having to migrate to different software. Since Microsoft Dynamics NAV software is available both on premises and in the clouds, you can license the software and bring your data back on premises.
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