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Blog January 20, 2017

Connectria and Microsoft Azure Overcome Common Challenges of Migrating to the Cloud

Organizations are increasingly migrating to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Many businesses stumble upon Azure when considering switching to a cloud hosting platform due to the many benefits of Microsoft Azure, but moving your data to the cloud can come with some challenges. Fortunately, Connectria can help you overcome these challenges and help you take advantage of Azure Cloud computing, no matter what your environment.

Azure is a great hosting solution for organizations because it supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework, and allows you to build great applications and services that work with every device. Some of its unique benefits include IaaS, enhanced flexibility and scalability, more storage, and strong analytics support. However, like any other data transferring process, migrating to Azure does pose a few challenges.

The following challenges are common challenges many organizations face when migrating data to any cloud hosting platform. Azure and Connectria’s certified Azure engineers work together to overcome these challenges, so you can focus on your business applications, not IT infrastructure.

  1. Difficulty planning capacity for new projects. With Azure, businesses can quickly adjust capacity (up or down) according to your business fluctuations and needs. Connectria provides setup and builds of Azure Cloud Service configurations including audit and planning, setup of the network and security infrastructure, VM compute, and storage setup.
  2. Lacking resources for managing and monitoring applications. As a longstanding Microsoft Partner, Connectria provides extensive Azure Managed Services and Support, which includes network and systems administration, advanced networking, technical support, data backup, monitoring, alerts & escalation, and much more!
  3. Security concerns. The Azure Managed Hosting Plan and Azure Compliance Hosting Plan include comprehensive security and compliance needs, such as PCI and HIPAA, and advanced security services. Azure also enables you to manage user identities and credentials, and control access to protect data.
  4. Difficulty in controlling costs of development. Experience lower costs when migrating to Azure. We provide a “pay-as-you-grow model” that allows you to pay for only what you need, when you need it. Also, overall costs of a hosted model are most often lower than managing a solution in-house.

Azure provides increased efficiency, lower costs, and agile provisioning. As a Microsoft Partner, Connectria helps you set up, install, manage and support Azure Cloud services for your development, production and complex environments. Together, Connectria and Azure help you face the common challenges of migrating data and applications. If you have any questions, you don’t know where to start, or you need help monitoring and managing your environment, please contact us.

 

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