Infrastructure as a Service is the provision of data infrastructure as a service via a network. The customer has control over relevant applications, servers, operating systems and storage options, as well as certain elements of the network in some cases (e.g. on the firewall side).
Platform as a Service (PaaS), are IT components which enable customers to develop their own applications by using programming language and tools supported by the supplier. The customer has control over their own applications, but has no control over networks, servers, operating systems or storage options.
Microsoft Azure comes from hundreds of data centre regions located around the world. Two of these regions are located in Norway. The biggest competitors to Microsoft Azure are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform, which have similar offerings.
Cegal and Microsoft Azure
Cegal is a Microsoft Managed Partner within the Energy sector, and a Microsoft Cloud Service provider and Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner.
Our own software, such as Cegal Energy X, use Microsoft Azure as a technology platform, giving us access to world-leading services with Norwegian data centres.
We have extensive expertise relating to the Microsoft Azure platform and work purposefully with Microsoft and our customers every day to introduce ever more advanced tools to get the job done. As experts in integrations, Cegal has specialized in both this and the Microsoft Azure platform. In brief, we are experts in making data flow seamlessly from our own data centres to the cloud.
Cegal was among the first in the world to experience the interconnect service between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.