Avoid Costly Microsoft Office 365 Downtime by Converting to G Suite

by Koosha Araghi on November 28, 2018

In a world that never stops moving, your business can’t afford to deal with downtime that affects every aspect of your work - these interruptions can be extremely costly by killing productivity and halting new customers from being made. This is especially true when it comes to your company’s cloud-based data and productivity solutions - you and your team need to be reliably connected at all times in order to thrive. Built on a foundation of proven cloud success and experiencing very few outages that could affect users in any meaningful way, Google’s G Suite and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) stand head and shoulders above their competition.

Microsoft Azure outages causing businesses major problems

Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, launched in 2010, has experienced several major outages throughout the month of November 2018, affecting users from all around the world and rendering them unable to use Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud solutions using Azure Active Directory MFA. The initial problem occurred on November 19, when the services multi-factor authentication services went down, leaving users unable to so much as sign into their accounts or even perform password resets. The downtime lasted nearly all day, preventing users from around the world from using Azure and Office 365 before Microsoft issued a fix after 14 hours.

The problems resurfaced the next week on November 27 when users around the United States found themselves unable to sign in due to Azure Active Directory MFA. Additionally, users in the UK found themselves unable to use Office 365 due to problems stemming from the Microsoft Exchange service. Problems like these have plagued Microsoft cloud users since the platform’s inception, with security and performance being inconsistent as Microsoft finds its cloud-footing. Microsoft issued a statement saying that they have a long-term plan to end these recurring outages but warned that they may not be ready until January 2019.

Built from the ground up on Google’s impressive cloud platform

As Microsoft Azure and Office 365 users were locked out of their accounts for nearly an entire workday, Google Cloud Platform and G Suite users were taking advantage of Google’s long-established cloud platform. Google’s cloud platforms have experienced extremely minor outages since the platform’s inception in 2010 - usually lasting no more than a slightly inconvenient five minutes. 

Google Cloud Platform is built on the foundation of a mature, time-testing, and consistently growing cloud computing platform that uses cloud first tech rather than Microsoft’s slowly transitioning cloud platform. Combined with Google’s specialty in enterprise-level security features, Google Cloud Platform and G Suite make for a more reliable and innovative cloud experience for your organization.

Put Google’s powerful cloud platform to the test

With Microsoft Azure and Office 365 experience regular service interruptions, and the upcoming end of support for Microsoft Exchange 2010, now’s the best time to take advantage of Google’s mighty cloud platform. Using Google Cloud Platform gives your organization access to the same cloud infrastructure used by Google’s most popular services, in-depth data and analytics tools, and future-proofs your digital infrastructure. Google’s G Suite features a variety of versatile tools like Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendars, and Hangouts Meet, reinforcing the power of collaboration amongst your team members, and giving you access to enterprise-level security features that will protect your sensitive data.

Going forward, Google’s cloud platform continues to outshine Microsoft Azure in all respects, especially when it comes to two of the most important aspects of cloud solutions - consistent service and reliable security. To find out how UpCurve Cloud can transform your business by transitioning you from Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to a more consistent and proven the cloud-based solution, contact us today about how we can seamlessly implement and integrate G Suite and Google Cloud Platform in your workplace.
 

G Suite by Google Cloud

  • All you need to do your best work, together in one package
  • Includes Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Hangouts, and much more
  • Seamless integration with all your business tools
  • Starting from $5 per user per month

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Koosha Araghi
Director of Marketing at UpCurve Cloud
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