We have helped dozens of businesses move to the cloud and in our experience, the main reason for making the change is cost. Hardware is expensive, especially when businesses need the kind of firepower to support remote employees, huge enterprise-wide applications, and store massive amounts of data. The cloud allows your business to avoid these investments and the ongoing expense of maintaining them. Azure is a scalable solution that solves all of these issues.
Another reason why the cloud is so popular is it is a key component to avoiding downtime. Applications are always available, daily backups fire off like clockwork, and your critical data is always there when you need it.
Finally, Microsoft takes a proactive approach to data security, privacy, and compliance which is a critical element to businesses that put security first. Through built-in controls, easily configured management tools, and a multi-layered security approach, Azure is a real-time security powerhouse.