Azure Managed Services for Dynamics AX 2012 and Dynamics 365
Microsoft’s Azure platform is an open and flexible cloud platform designed for quickly deploying and managing business applications. Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 ERP system and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform provides organizations with an agile and secure platform that eliminates the need to install some or all of your Dynamics AX environments on premise.
When hosting Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 on Azure, it is delivered as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering. This means that Azure provides the underlying hardware (virtual machines), storage, and networking capabilities required for your Dynamics AX system. However, customers are still required to monitor and update the operating systems, database, and other applications and services that are installed within the Azure environment. This includes maintenance activities such as optimizing system performance, monitoring available storage space, installing critical security patches, updating the OS and database, and other platform management tasks.