What to Consider Before Migrating to Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure is one of the world’s leading private and public cloud computing platforms.  Its solutions include infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings.  With all of its virtual functionalities, Azure has steadily increased its share in the cloud market.  According to a Goldman Sachs survey, is now the most popular cloud service provider among large enterprises.

If you’ve been thinking about migrating your business to Azure, there are a number of great reasons to do so.  There are also a few things to consider in order to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible.

Consider the Costs

One of the benefits of cloud-based services like Azure is that you don’t have to invest a big chunk of capital in servers, storage, or networking.  Azure’s IaaS and PaaS solutions are based on consumption.  The costs may differ based on the type of solution you use and different ways of measuring consumption.  An example of this is storage costs, which are related to GB usage.  Wherever virtual servers are billed by the number of hours they are powered on.  Since there are many factors that go into each bill, businesses should enlist a qualified IT/database partner to help them navigate that complexity.  This would help businesses identify cost savings opportunities during deployment, as well as ongoing maintenance and storage.

Understand the Benefits

Especially today, as remote work and online access to tools and technology have become more important than ever, migrating to Azure is a smart choice. Your business can reap a number of benefits including faster development, testing and delivery across platforms, easier integration with SQL server data and Microsoft infrastructure, high availability, and world-class security and data compliance offerings. To learn more, read Why Your Business Should Consider Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Conduct a Migration Assessment

No one wants to start a cloud migration and run into unexpected issues along the way. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, have an experienced cloud migration partner conduct a migration assessment of your current IT environment, so you can make any necessary changes to align with Azure. Also, make use of Azure Migrate, which provides a unified migration platform where you can start, run and track your migration to Azure with a range of helpful tools.

Work with a Trusted Partner

Dobler Consulting LLC , the award-winning leader in database management and consulting services, are experienced experts in Microsoft Azure. As a leading provider of database services, premier software development, and information technology support, we service clients ranging from small businesses to FORTUNE companies across multiple industry verticals. If your business is thinking of migrating to Microsoft Azure, we can help. To learn more, visit DoblerConsulting.com or call us at +1 (813) 322-3240.