Migrate to Microsoft Azure

The cloud fundamentally changes how organisations procure and use technology resources. Traditionally, organisations assumed ownership of and responsibility for all aspects of technology, from on-premises infrastructure to software. By moving to the cloud, organisations provision and consume resources only when they are needed and pay only for what they use. Cloud computing platforms, such as Azure, tend to be less expensive and more secure, reliable and flexible than on-premises servers. With the cloud, equipment downtime due to maintenance, theft or damage is almost non-existent.

5 reasons to migrate to Azure

Azure, Microsoft’s cloud offering, gives organisations the ability to manage and deploy applications using a world-class infrastructure service with almost limitless scale. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help organisations meet their business challenges. It provides the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using familiar tools and frameworks.

Here are the top 5 reasons to migrate your on-premises legacy systems to Azure.

  1. Improve scalability – Azure offers an almost infinite scale in terms of compute, storage and network capacity. Organisations can scale up or down easily and quickly. Growing organisations require more space in a cloud environment to cope with increasing demands. Leverage Azure’s cloud-based services to scale up or scale down your operational and storage needs.
  2. Global availability – One of the primary advantages of Microsoft Azure is that it is geography agnostic. Modern organisations require data that has global reach. Organisations that rely on centralised data centres often find global expansion difficult. Features and adaptability of Azure are not dependent on location.
  3. Security – One of the primary misgivings organisations have when migrating to the cloud is security. On-premises data centres allow for direct control over security measures that comply with company standards. Security remains one of the primary pillars of Azure. With the Azure Security Centre, you maintain peace of mind with access to 24/7 unified security management across hybrid cloud networks.
  4. Disaster recovery – With cybersecurity and risk management remaining at the forefront of IT and business, disaster recovery is vital for cloud services. Azure prioritises disaster recovery through exceptional coverage in regional and global fail-over options. This level of disaster recovery can be challenging to achieve in on-premises models but comes as standard with Azure.
  5. Cost savings and expenditure – Cost savings continue to be one of the main drivers behind migrating to cloud services. Azure reserved instances and bring your own licences achieves up to 72% savings compared with pay-as-you-go pricing. Organisations can also choose a hybrid option and maintain their on-premises data centres while reaping the benefits of flexibility and backup security in the Azure cloud.

We have a large team of Azure Certified Cloud Consultants and Cloud Architects ready to help you with your journey to the cloud. They are on-hand to assist you in updating your processes, replacing your existing solutions and supporting your digital transformation.

Read our guide – Azure 101: a cloud migration methodology for successful cloud adoption.