Azure Migration Service

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Many businesses are finding that their legacy systems are failing to keep up with their company’s growth, and are deciding that it’s time to move to the cloud. But no matter how thoroughly you plan, migrating your business to the cloud can be intimidating. It requires deep knowledge of your company’s systems and careful attention to detail. 

What you need is a knowledgeable IT partner on your side. One who can guide you through the process and ensure a smooth transition. This is where Solid Systems comes in, bringing along a dynamic tool to help your business — Azure migration.

Why Migrate to Azure?

Simply put, having your data in the clouds is more effective than having it on-premises. And that’s not just because it’s cost-effective. For example, opting for Azure would see drastic improvements in your business’ security and reliability. This would mean that hardware issues, system crashes, and even major electrical outages or load shedding will not adversely affect your data. And no matter how big the cyber threat, you could still rest assured that your data is secure and ready to be restored if you need it.   

Here are some benefits of migrating to Azure:

Upgrade Simplicity

One of the sort after reasons for an Azure migration is the scalability and reliability it offers. This means that you can choose the features that your business needs, and add to them as your business grows. You can even upgrade to updated servers without having to buy, deploy, or maintain any new hardware.

Reduced Overheads

On top of providing the modern functionality that modern businesses require, by migrating your servers and apps to the cloud, you will be able to lower the overhead costs of managing and maintaining your own equipment.

What is required for a Successful Azure Migration?

At Solid Systems, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to technology. Instead, our team of highly qualified & certified IT pros, including dependable network engineers, admins, and app experts, assess your business’ physical infrastructure, migration readiness, and your company goals to offer you tailor-made solutions. We do this by breaking down the Azure migration process into three steps that ensure the reliability, performance, and security you need in a migration partner.

  • The three stages are: 


We begin the Azure migration process by taking a systematic look at your environment and physical infrastructure. This helps us assess: 

  • What services and software you use 
  • How they are configured and integrated 
  • What they achieve, and what you hope to use them for in future 
  • Whether moving them to the cloud would be beneficial to your business.

Once our team has an understanding of your current infrastructure, we are able to provide you with a list of services and features , ranked according to their impact on, and value to, your business. This helps us to identify the  big wins for  your business, and prioritise their migration.



Once your custom migration plan is ready, it’s time to begin the migration process. Our highly qualified IT pros will use proven, best of breed tools to move your databases, servers and apps to Azure. Critical apps, services, and desktop environments can be migrated at the same time, so that whatever you might need is easily accessible. We can migrate data to either Azure SQL Database Managed Instance or modern Azure Cosmos DB. Even in cases where your technology isn’t ready to be moved to the cloud, we can help you become cloud-ready by upgrading your on-premises Windows servers. 

The entire transition ensures that you have access to: 

  • Secure and convenient remote access to your network with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) 
  • Application compatibility after migration 
  • Cloud data encryption with the help of Azure Information Protection, Azure Key Vault, and Azure Disk Encryption

We often use Azure Site Recovery for migration which helps your business transition to Azure in a cost effective and structured way.


Finally, when the migration itself is complete, we begin optimisation. This gives you a feel for your newly migrated system by running simulations that highlight the enhanced benefits you now have access to. From efficient operations, reduced expenditure, improved functionality and risk management, to added security and easier scalability — this is where you get to experience it all first-hand.

Leave your own legacy by modernising your business. 

Don’t rely on legacy systems – move to the cloud today!

Leave your own legacy by modernising your business. 

Don’t rely on legacy systems – move to the cloud today!

Why Choose Solid Systems as your Azure Migration Partner?

Migrating your data to the cloud can be a complicated process, but with Solid Systems as your migration partner, you will benefit from our simplified approach. Not only will you have access to our Certified Azure Engineers, but as a Microsoft Gold Partner, you can rest assured that our experience will help you avoid some of the common errors that occur during the migration process. And our involvement doesn’t stop at simply migrating your servers and apps to the cloud – we will work with you to develop a long-term cloud strategy to help your business achieve its goals. 

We’re just a click away, so don’t hesitate to contact us about migrating your servers, apps and data to the cloud.

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Since 2003, we have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible.   

We love technology and the exciting ways that it evolves, and are constantly improving the tools that we use. But humans are at the heart of our business. That’s why we value each relationship and prioritise a personal approach, finding solutions that deliver results for your company in the best way possible.   

With our highly skilled and passionate professionals behind us, and the latest and most sophisticated tools at their disposal, we ensure that the businesses we work with are constantly evolving, and can step into the future with confidence.

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