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Open, Flexible, Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing

Businesses that are ready to move to the cloud are usually looking to migrate their servers, databases, data and applications. If you are running their workloads on-premises, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to know exactly what you’ll be moving to the cloud.
Here’s an overview of the workloads you can migrate to Azure.

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Best Time to Move to Azure

Many businesses are jumping on the cloud bandwagon. But what about those businesses that aren’t as open to getting on board with new technologies? When is the best time to switch from an on-premises environment to Azure?

Here are 6 ways to take advantage of an Azure migration opportunity when it comes knocking at your door.

1. Step in with a solution to your end of support (EOS) problem 

Any software that reaches EOS won’t get security updates or support. SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will reach end of support on July 9, 2019. Support will also end for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. Without software security updates or support, companies could be exposed to cyber attacks and a number of compliance issues. Microsoft Azure provides extended security updates for three more years after the EOS deadline. You can even move your workloads with no application code without much downtime.

2. Address the growing demand for cyber security
Security is a growing concern. It’s also a great business opportunity. We all know that a strong defense against hackers and insiders requires costly upgrades, security management and a large amount of visibility. Here are just some ways Azure lets you easily manage your your applications with Azure Security Center:

• Monitor security scores across all on-premises and cloud workloads
• Find and fix vulnerabilities
• Apply compliance policies that work best for them
• Stop hackers in their tracks by integrating with Windows Defender
• Threat detection for Linux

3. Take care of your urgent capacity needs
You come to us to increase and update your IT capacity as your needs expand and business grows. How do we support your changing capacity needs without spending too much of our time and resources? A solution like Azure can help us tremendously to deliver faster, especially during your peak periods. You can simply add and remove capacity when needed.

4. Help launch applications faster
Time is money for business owners. The faster you develop applications, the sooner you can reap the benefits. Imagine how much time you could save if you could build applications in just hours and release them in minutes! A cloud platform like Azure can help you gain an edge over the competition simply by developing applications at a faster rate.

5. Eliminate software and hardware refreshes
It’s a hassle for companies to have to continuously update and refresh their hardware and software. They have to call us every time to keep their IT secure, competitive and up to date. What if we told you there was an easier way? Azure takes the manual labor out of continuous infrastructure updates by automatically doing it behind the scenes. You not only save time, we also give you peace of mind.

6. Help you stay compliant
How can you help businesses stay current on new laws and compliance requirements? Azure has a rich set of integrated solutions to help you assess, manage and meet your  compliance obligations. From identifying and cataloguing personal data in your systems to monitoring and reporting regulatory compliance of your cloud environment – it just makes everything more manageable. At the same time, we’ll help protect your business assets more efficiently.

Use Cases

IaaS

An option for those who aren’t yet ready to move to a complete virtual desktop environment. Use Microsoft Azure cloud services for servers, backup, disaster recovery, and infrastructure.

DaaS

Perfect for smaller businesses who need simple virtual desktop environments with the affordability and security of Microsoft Azure.

ITAAS

A comprehensive package built for small or large organizations needing their complete IT environment hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

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