Migrating from on premise servers to cloud servers

Migrating from on premise servers to cloud servers, not the challenging task you might imagine.

For as long as there has been cloud storage, we have been strong advocates for the benefits of cloud storage over physical storage. And as each week passes, the developments in cloud storage improve and are enhanced, making the case for the cloud more compelling.

In short, Cloud storage is a SaaS model whereby your company’s data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, managed, backed up, and made available to your team via the internet.

Crucially, opting for cloud storage eliminates the need to buy, manage and maintain in-house storage infrastructure – indeed the cost of the footprint of floorspace that houses your in-house storage.

There has often been a lack of understanding in terms of safety and privacy when public cloud servers are deployed which has been overcome by service providers enhancing their security capabilities with data encryption, multifactor authentication (MFA), and data storage in multiple locations and improved physical security.

For some, this is not necessarily enough to allay those concerns.

Enter Azure from Microsoft

Azure is an online portal that allows you to access and manage cloud services and includes storing your data and transforming it, depending on your requirements. To get access to these resources and services, all you need is an active internet connection and the ability to connect to the Azure portal.

Azure provides more than 200 services, which are divided into 18 categories. These categories include computing, networking, storage, IoT, migration, mobile, analytics, containers, artificial intelligence, and other machine learning, integration, management tools, developer tools, security, databases, DevOps, media identity, and web services.

Phew, that was a mouthful but let’s not trip over the long list because essentially, we are saying that of the 200 services, you can completely personalize MS Azure to meet the requirements of your business, not a one-size-fits-all scenario.

Azure gives you the freedom and flexibility to build, manage, and deploy all of your business applications anywhere.

MS Azure allows you to integrate all your IT software and infrastructure in one cloud-based location – offering security, instant access via the Azure portal via any device, and ongoing support.

The absolute joy of cloud-based hosting is in the instant ability to scale your hosting to suit your business growth, its flexibility to add and remove data and users, and the greatly reduced need for disaster recovery.

Cost-efficient, safe, secure, remote, flexible, world-class, adaptable, scalable, and future-proof, what more is there to say?

Speak to our cloud experts today and find out what MS Azure option is best suited to you?