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.


Azure Security

Azure has been designed with security at its core and has an impressive coverage of over 90 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.


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.


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.

Why Grey Matter is a trusted Azure partner

We’re on a mission to help Independent Software Vendor’s (ISVs) and technology-led businesses modernise with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft has recognised our work by awarding us the status of “Azure Specialist for ISV” which we've held since 2020. We're the only Azure cloud partner in the UK to have achieved this accolade for every consecutive year.   

Having been in business for over 40 years, and a Microsoft Partner for over 30, no one knows Azure like us. Our Azure pre-sales and technical teams also possess Microsoft Partner Designations in Infrastructure, Digital & App Innovation, and Data & AI.     

Our customers choose us because we support them at every stage of their 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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You can buy Microsoft Azure through the Cloud Solution Provider program. We are a Microsoft Direct and Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and offer three partner programs 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 to end customers – we can help.

Our Microsoft Partner Programs offer a much easier way to buy Microsoft licences and subscriptions. When you buy Azure from us, you also get 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.  

Work with an Azure partner like Grey Matter, take the stress out of the strategy and ensure that your migration goes off without a hitch.

Microsoft Azure services

Whether you’re already in the cloud, or your next step is to make the move we have a supporting service. As a trusted Azure partner, 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. 

Azure Cost Analysis

Consolidate your Azure licences and make immediate cost savings. Decades of licensing experience, and analytics tools within Azure, enable our team to assess your existing Azure subscription model and recommended changes that will save you money without compromising on levels of service.

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Azure Design Service

Our Azure Design Service is perfect if you’re looking at a potentially complex Azure adoption. At the end you will have a detailed architectural diagram that explains how to configure your solutions and/or infrastructure in Azure. You can use this as a detailed reference when building the solution, whether you choose to do that yourselves or commission Grey Matter do it for you.

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Azure Health Check

Our Azure certified architects will work closely with you to gain an in-depth understanding of your current Azure configuration. They'll identify the resources you’re using and make recommendations based upon Microsoft best practice. They’ll also identify any opportunities for you to benefit from the efficiencies, scaling and resiliency that the flexibility of Azure provides.

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Azure Monitoring Service

Our team can help you transform your business with Azure and ensure ongoing optimisation with our scalable Azure Monitoring Service. They’ll take care of monitoring, security, billing and reporting so you can focus on growing your business rather than worrying about the technology that supports it.

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