Cloud Services by Microsoft
Azure is a multi-tenant hyperscale cloud platform that is available or announced to customers in 60+regions worldwide. Most Azure services enable customers to specify the Region where their Customer Data will be located. Microsoft may replicate Customer Data to other Regions within the same Geo for data resiliency but Microsoft will not replicate Customer Data outside the chosen Geo (e.g., United States). Microsoft makes Azure cloud environments available to customers: Azure public cloud service is available globally, Azure Government is available from 4 regions in the United States to US government agencies and their partners and Azure Germany provides services under a data trustee model, which ensures that Customer Data remains in Germany under the control of T-Systems International GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telecom, acting as the German data trustee.
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Dynamics 365 is a suit of CRM and ERP cloud applications that help move your business forward.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a multi-tenant cloud computing-based subscription service offering from Microsoft. Cloud computing has been defined by NIST as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or cloud provider interaction. Further, as defined within NIST SP 800-145 (The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing), the service model for Office 365 is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SaaS is a model of software deployment whereby one or more applications and the computational resources to run them are provided for use on demand as a turnkey service. Its main purpose is to reduce the total cost of hardware and software development, maintenance, and operations. Security provisions are carried out mainly by the cloud provider. The cloud subscriber does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure or individual applications, except for preference selections and limited administrative application settings.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing applications through a global network of Microsoft and third-party managed datacenters. It supports both Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud service models, and enables hybrid solutions that integrate cloud services with customers’ on-premises resources. Microsoft Azure supports many customers, partners, and government organizations that span across a broad range of products and services, geographies, and industries. Microsoft Azure is designed to meet their security, confidentiality, and compliance requirements.
Microsoft datacenters support Microsoft Azure and many other Microsoft Online Services. Microsoft Online Services such as Intune, Power BI, and others are Software as a Service (SaaS) services that leverage the underlying Microsoft Azure platform and datacenter infrastructure. Microsoft Azure, comprises of Azure, Microsoft Online Services, and the supporting datacenters as listed on the assessment report and certificate.