How safe is Dynamics CRM Online?
I can’t tell you how many times a prospect or customer has asked me, “How safe is Dynamics CRM Online?” This is a valid question considering the fact that there are people out there, just waiting for the right moment to steal your identity via your credit cards and personal information. CRM Online users are simply reacting to the times and in response Microsoft has promised a solution to put these fears to rest.
For those who are unfamiliar with Azure ExpressRoute, think of it as your very own data security guard. Essentially, ExpressRoute allows you to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure that’s on your premises. Unlike conventional internet connections, ExpressRoute connections don’t go over the public Internet and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security.
With the release of CRM 2016, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers will be able to establish a private, managed connection to their various deployments. ExpressRoute delivers the benefits of public cloud, while surpassing the network reliability and privacy of the Internet. ExpressRoute for CRM to having a complete productivity solution in your own data center. Is it just me or does this sound like having the privacy of a CRM On-Premises deployment combined with the cutting edge functionality of CRM Online? As if that wasn’t good enough already, users will also start experiencing better performance without having to spend hours and dollars on re-architecting your company’s network.
One last golden nugget worth considering, is the fact that you’ll have more control over your CRM network. In the current infrastructure of CRM Online you are left to checking and then refreshing your “Office 365 Service Health” screen when CRM “goes dark.” This isn’t to say that you’ll have the same power you would with CRM On-Premise, but you’ll be able to define all aspects of your network connectivity provider’s connection from Microsoft to your users. This ends up helping ensure predictable network performance and availability.