RioCan acquires real estate and builds new developments. Already using Office 365, RioCan wanted to leverage Azure to improve security and cut IT costs.
An Azure tenant was created to provide a host for a replica DC in an Azure VM. Active Directory (AD) was also extended to Azure. A SQL VM was built as a test environment.
• Improved Security: The Azure environment extended advanced security to RioCan’s AD environment.
• Reduced Cost: Azure provided a low-cost platform for VMs, particularly for the test SQL server. Future servers will not have to be implemented as physical machines.