Why choose Azure

IaaS + PaaS

Azure offers IaaS capabilities that allow you to outsource your infrastructure and only pay for what you use, as well as PaaS capabilities that lets you create your own web apps and solutions without having to buy and maintain the underlying framework.


Azure offers sophisticated sync tools and connections mean that the gap between on-premises and Azure is seamlessly bridged.



Microsoft’s CSP Program allows you to purchase licences through a certified provider. This gives you the ability to easily manage your subscriptions, flexible monthly billing options, and the benefit of quicker expert support.  



Azure has been designed with security at its core and has an impressive coverage of over 50 compliance offerings. It also offers secure Identity and Access Management capabilities.  



Azure offers a huge range of intelligent tools and services encompassing Blockchain as a Service, Machine Learning, Cognitive APIs and IoT tolls like Azure Sphere and Azure IoT hub to enable your intelligent workloads. 

Partner with Grey Matter for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has recognised us as an Azure Specialist for ISV for the second year in a row, a status that is only awarded to 45 partners globally. With pre-sales and technical teams possessing a combination of nine Microsoft accreditations, we can support you at every stage of your cloud journey. 

Talk to us if you need: 

  • Advice on Azure best practice and infrastructure design 
  • Support migrating to Azure with a fully cloud or hybrid deployment 
  • Advice on optimising your Azure costs and resource usage 
  • Support ensuring that your Azure infrastructure meets your security requirements 
  • Help taking your application to market or selling Microsoft Services 


Check out our track record of success helping technology partners and independent software vendors to harness the benefits of adopting Azure: 

Azure workshop for Firemelon

Azure Direct CSP for Hydrajaws

Azure migration and optimisation for Clue Computing

Azure health check and cost analysis assessment for Guestline

Microsoft Competencies Gold and Silver

Need help with your cloud migration strategy?

We can help you determine the best method for modernising your workloads and moving them to the cloud.


A ‘lift and shift’ migration with only minimal changes made to the architecture  


Creating a new codebase to align with a cloud-native approach


Refactoring the application’s code to fit a PaaS-based model


Swap the existing application for one that is SaaS-based


Rearchitecting the application to ensure cloud compatibility, including cost and operational efficiencies

Want to find out more about the five pillars of Azure? Play our Azure Cosmic Quest game.  

All the services we offer take into consideration Microsoft’s five pillars of architecture excellence which form the Azure Well-Architected Framework and are the guiding tenets for improving the posture of a workload.  

  • Cost Optimisation 
  • Operational Excellence 
  • Performance Efficiency 
  • Reliability 
  • Security 

Microsoft Direct and Indirect Cloud Solution Provider

We are proud to be able to support you as both a Direct and Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). This means you can buy Microsoft licences from us to use within your own business or to sell on to your customers.

Find out more about our Microsoft Partner Programmes.

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Want help with Azure?

We can get you started from infrastructure design to migration, or if you’re already on Azure we can provide a health check to help you optimise your deployment.

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