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Microsoft Azure: Why Azure Migration is The Key to Business Scalability

A fast-growing courier company has to coordinate with various warehouses seamlessly while managing costs and deliveries. As it turns out, Microsoft Azure is the perfect solution to consolidate the company’s functions and operations, and it could be the perfect solution for your business as well.  

Microsoft Azure, commonly referred to as “Azure” is a fully-stacked and capable cloud-computing platform that lets you can build, test, deploy, and manage applications and services across multiple cloud platforms, on-premises and remotely, via data centres managed by Microsoft. Azure by Microsoft offers a host of solutions, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and managed database service capabilities. You can use these products for analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, and so much more. 

Azure migration has become the need of the hour, allowing businesses to stay at the top of their game in their industries. It is enterprise-focused, offers the most seamless transition to a cloud platform, and lets you access data safely from anywhere in the world.  

Microsoft Azure migration is best done through a Microsoft Gold Certified Organisation to ensure that your business can continue uninterrupted during the migration process. Solidsystems is just such a company. With offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom, we offer state-of-the-art and customised IT solutions to clients across the globe. The first step we take would be assessing your business’ requirements and developing the right virtual machines to streamline your operations via high-end cloud support. 

Benefits of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a premium cloud computing service which offers a host of benefits to small and medium enterprises as well as to industry giants. Transitioning to Azure will benefit your organisation in all respects as it perfectly balances security, flexibility, and affordability.  Here is what you will get with an Azure subscription:  

Reduced Expenses for On-Premise Hardware

Since Azure by Microsoft is a cloud-based subscription service, you’ll be able to curb your office hardware expenses. You will also be able to save effort, time and money on managing your existing hardware and other local services as all this would be taken care of by the Azure-certified professionals at Solid Systems. 

Optimised Business Operations, No Matter What!

Run all your applications safely through the cloud, and access them from any time zone, ensuring that your business operations are seamless. The importance of data security is at its highest now. A simple data breach can lead to disaster and can put your organisation at a competitive disadvantage. Microsoft Azure gives you the peace of mind that your operations will continue uninterrupted, and your data will remain secure. 

Tiered Cloud Approach

No two companies are the same, and flexibility in a service provider is vital. With Azure and Solid Systems, your cloud migration is customisable. You don’t need to transfer all your existing data and applications at once. You can opt to move any or all your business apps seamlessly with the help of Microsoft-certified Azure experts. Plus, Microsoft Azure fundamentals are sound and can handle a wide variety of applications to help with accounting, HR, CRP, Commerce Analytics, and many more areas that are updated on a daily basis. 

Pay As You Go

No business runs at the same work volume throughout the year. Sometimes you will need larger storage and capacity to adapt to bulk work volume, applications, and data, and often your needs will be minimal. The Microsoft Azure portal offers customised solutions to meet the overwhelming needs of your business, at any time of the year. You will never have to worry about Microsoft Azure pricing as you can just ‘pay as you go’, upgrading and downgrading as necessary to meet all the cloud needs for your business’ applications to function optimally.

Safe, Secure, Hassle-Free

In today’s business world, safeguarding data is of utmost importance. One can’t afford a data breach or have even the slightest vulnerability in the system at any point in time. Microsoft Azure currently offers more security and certifications than any other cloud provider. With high-end Azure services, you can ensure the safety of your company’s data and achieve a premium level of threat protection, whether your information is on-premises or in the cloud.  

Keep It Local

Solid Systems is headquartered in South Africa and has offices in the UK, and offering top-notch cloud transition services to local companies while ensuring that your  data is protected in every way. With our services, you will be able to experience low latencies and enjoy optimised technical support throughout your subscription period. 

Microsoft Azure Services Offered by Solid Systems

Solid Systems is one of the leading IT solutions providers in South Africa, hiring skilled professionals, and ensuring that they complete Microsoft Azure training  together with their other upskilling opportunities. Our services and professionalism are unmatched, and we are proud to be an industry leader in this domain. The Azure services which we provide include:

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Customised Azure Migration

We customise our services to meet your business’ needs. Whether you decide to migrate all of your existing apps, or just some of them, your daily operations will not be affected under any circumstances. You can use the built-in access to hybrid services and run your day-to-day operations smoothly.

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Flexible Services
With an Azure subscription, you will not have to worry about managing your own servers. You can opt for a specific Azure plan such as pay-as-you-go or fixed rates, services like disaster recovery, and many more options to suit your business’ needs.
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Seamless Migration of Existing Apps into The Cloud

If you are concerned about transitioning your existing Windows Server or SQL Server 2008/R2 apps, then it’s time that you outsource all your worries to the professionals at Solid Systems. We are experts in handling Sage Pastel & Payroll, Syspro, and a number of other customer relationship management (CRM) applications. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Microsoft Azure

What is Microsoft Azure Used For?

 Azure is a highly secure cloud-computing platform offered by Microsoft. It is used for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services via data centres located in South Africa and globally.  

Where Are Azure Data Centres Located?

The data centres are located in South Africa and around the world, and are managed by Microsoft. 

Does Azure Support Only Windows Apps and Services?

 Not at all. Azure supports more than two million web apps, mobile apps, Windows apps, application programming interfaces (APIs), and sites.

How Much Does Microsoft Azure Cost?

 Microsoft Azure pricing is flexible, allowing you to pay as you go or opt for fixed rates. You can opt for a customised solution, adjusting your services to suit your needs, and only pay for the specific services you use.  

Does Azure Have A Credit Guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA)?

Solid Systems’ IT Professionals specialise in training teams, and making sure that they know how to make the most of Microsoft’s 365 tools and features.

Microsoft Azure doesn’t offer any financially backed SLA. You would get, at the minimum, 99.9% availability for the Windows Virtual Desktop service URLs. A Virtual Machines SLA would cover the availability of session host virtual machines under your Azure subscription. 

Is My Data Secure and Compliant on Microsoft Azure?

Your data is 100% safe and secure with Microsoft Azure. You will also get more than 90 compliance offerings with your subscription.  

ABOUT SOLID SYSTEMS

As a Microsoft Gold Certified organisation, we are perfectly placed to help with Our Microsoft Azure consultants. We’re just a click away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
Since 2003, Solid Systems have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible.
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