Modernise with Azure
For most organisations, adopting a modern cloud environment is an essential step for driving value,
staying competitive and achieving compliance in the digital era.
Outdated technology and applications are a burden for organisations that want to succeed in a complex, fast-moving and compliance-focused environment. Costly on-premises datacentres and unsupported systems obstruct productivity and innovation. They also leave organisations exposed to advanced security threats.
Microsoft Azure enables organisations to modernise – and keep modernising – by moving applications, data and infrastructure into an enterprise-ready cloud. Azure is a comprehensive solution that will keep delivering potent new cloud capabilities for accelerating innovation, driving business value and securing new levels of compliance.
Cloud relocation, or adoption of a hybrid cloud model has become a popular ways to modernise and optimise datacentres. Cloud-based infrastructure on Azure enables organisations to expand or decrease resource usage as needed, without having to plan or engineer for peak demand. Built-in monitoring tools provide a real-time overview so that additional capacity can be allocated as required.
Datacentre optimisation with Azure gives organisations the benefit of being able to extend their own environment into the cloud while gaining flexibility to scale as needed. Meanwhile, IT partners benefit by introducing their customers to Azure’s enhanced platform capabilities.
Microsoft’s modern data platform services on Azure enable organisations to get more out of their data, wherever it lies. By providing a consistent and global platform that is optimized for hybrid cloud and for all applications and data, Azure brings opportunities to generate deeper customer insights, build transformative business models, and deploy intelligent solutions faster.
SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 have reached the end of their support lifecycles and will no longer receive content or security updates. Continuing to run apps and data on these unsupported versions will result in significant security and compliance risks. The best option available for organisations still running workloads on these platforms is to migrate to Azure now.
Microsoft Azure has a pay-per-use pricing model, which means that organisations only pay for the services they use, when they use them. This brings opportunities to scale in line with business needs and ensures IT investments are optimised to support growth.
Estimate the cost of your journey to the cloud with the Microsoft Azure pricing calculator.
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