Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft Azure Cloud

By Peter Dobler 1.20.2022

There are many compelling reasons to consider migrating your business to Microsoft Azure. As the second largest cloud computing platform in the world (first among large enterprises), Azure offers infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) to meet a wide range of needs. Azure has steadily increased its share in the cloud market, by being cost-effective, easy to use and integrate, offering faster development, testing and delivery; and through world-class security and data compliance.

So, if you’ve been thinking about migrating your business to Azure, you’re not alone. Let’s explore some of the many benefits to migrating to Azure and how to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Lower Barrier to Entry

A key benefit to cloud-based services like Azure is that you don’t have to invest a lot of upfront capital in servers, storage, or networking. Azure’s IaaS and PaaS solutions are based on consumption, meaning you only pay for the services you use (whether that means how much data storage you consume or how many hours your virtual servers are powered up.) Since there are many factors that go into each bill, businesses should enlist a qualified IT/database partner to help them navigate that complexity. They can help businesses identify ways to cut costs during deployment, as well as during ongoing maintenance and storage.

The Time is Now

Especially now, when remote work and access to online tools and technology has become the norm, migrating to Azure can be a game-changer for your business. Organizations can gain a number of competitive advantages such as including faster product development across platforms, easier integration with SQL server data and Microsoft infrastructure, high accessibility, and best-in-class security and compliance offerings. As the pandemic has spurred businesses to embrace digital transformation, it’s important to stay current with technology to remain competitive.

Perform a Migration Assessment

With Azure, migration to the Cloud is smooth and seamless – minimizing any disruptions to your business. Still, to avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is wise to have an experienced cloud migration partner conduct a migration assessment of your current IT environment, to ensure you are prepared and make any necessary adjustments ahead of time. 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.

If you’re interested in migrating to Microsoft Azure, our team of experienced data engineers and consultants can help. For more information about successfully migrating to Microsoft Azure, contact Dobler Data Solutions today.