Growth of Cloud technology usage recorded in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
A growth was recorded in the number of organisations and enterprises using 'cloud' technology in Azerbaijan, technology consultant at Microsoft Azerbaijan, Gachay Mirzoyev told Trend on March 13.
The main reason for this growth is that the use of 'cloud' services increases the efficiency of the enterprise and this is an important factor is the low rental cost for the usage of the virtual space, he said.
For example, the monthly rent of one gigabyte of virtual cloud space in Windows Azure costs 0.07 cents in Azerbaijan.
"At present, the number of enterprises and organisations using the Windows Azure 'cloud ' infrastructure in Azerbaijan reach 40 units and over 100 companies are testing its capabilities today. There are both public and private enterprises and companies among them," Mirzayev said.
There is still mistrust over such infrastructure solutions in Azerbaijan, according to the expert.
A reverse pattern is observed in Europe, where 'cloud' technologies have proved themselves and are very popular.
"Computer technology and software are not considered capital assets, but are working capital. Taking this into account, the company seeks to use 'cloud' services in order to save money. This means the company actually gets the same services at affordable prices," Mirzayev said.
Windows Azure is an open and flexible 'cloud' platform allowing a quick creation of applications and manages them through a global network of data centres using Microsoft. The user receives an opportunity to execute the creation of applications by using any language, methods or any platform and to integrate their public 'cloud' applications with the existing IT-environment.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by S.M.