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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Empower your business with Microsoft’s intelligent cloud platform

Azure is Microsoft’s intelligent cloud platform made up of over 200 products and cloud services. Designed to let you build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge it allows you to solve the challenges you have today as well as build for the future. Choose your languages and tools, build and scale without constraint.

Highlights

Azure Security

Azure has been designed with security at its core and has an impressive coverage of over 50 compliance offerings. Azure Sentinel provides intelligent security analytics backed by cloud scale and speed. It uses powerful AI to identify threats across devices, users, apps, and servers.

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 let you create your own web apps and solutions without having to buy and maintain the underlying framework.

Azure Hybrid Cloud

Azure Arc allows you to seamlessly manage your VMs and containers across the cloud and on-prem. Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure that allows you to run virtualised workloads on-premises. Azure Virtual Desktops allows you to run multi-session desktop instances in the cloud.

Intelligence

Azure offers a huge range of intelligent tools and services encompassing Blockchain as a Service, Machine Learning, Cognitive APIs, AI, and Azure Sphere and Azure IoT hub. Everything you need for your intelligent workloads.

Cost-efficient

Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (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.

Categories

Developer, Hybrid Working, ISV

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Why buy Microsoft Azure from Grey Matter?

Microsoft has recognised us as an Azure Specialist for ISV, 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. 

  • 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

How to buy Microsoft Azure

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How to buy Microsoft Azure

You can buy Microsoft Azure through the Cloud Solution Provider programme. We are a Microsoft Direct and Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and offer three partner programmes to suit different Go-To-Market models. Whether you want to buy Microsoft Azure for your own use, as a base for your customer deployments, or to sell straight onto end customers – we can help.

Our Microsoft Partner Programmes offer a much easier way to buy Microsoft licences. They also come with value-added benefits like discounted training and workshops, technical and commercial support.

Have you considered your cloud migration strategy?

  • Rehost – Often referred to as ‘lift and shift’ migration, this no-code option lets you migrate your existing applications to Azure quickly – without the risks or costs of making code changes.
  • Refactor – Often referred to as ‘repackage’, this cloud migration strategy involves some change to the application design but no wholesale changes to the application code.
  • Rearchitect – Modernise your app into resilient, highly scalable, independently deployable architecture, and use Azure to accelerate the process, scale applications, and manage your apps with ease.
  • Rebuild – Rebuild an application from scratch using cloud-native technologies, without the expense and complexity of software licences, the need for underlying application infrastructure or middleware and other resources.

Many organisations want to fast-track their ability to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud by migrating their existing applications and workloads.  

You need to make sure that you have a carefully planned migration strategy that takes into account the end cloud environment, training, and – most importantly – the readiness of your workloads and applications.  

When you consider what your cloud migration strategy might look like, it is heavily influenced by the most effective route to modernisation for your specific application.  

Microsoft Azure services

Whether you’re already in the cloud, or your next step is to make the move we have a supporting service. WE can help determine the best method for modernising your workloads.  

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. 

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

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