Azure services to underpin your cloud transformation

Azure services from Content+Cloud will help you transform your organisation with the power of Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform.

Whether you’re moving to the cloud for the first time or adopting serverless and Platform as a Solution (PaaS) technologies, our Azure services will give you the technical expertise to make the next step.

How our Azure services can guide your cloud journey

There are many reasons why organisations choose to move to Azure. Sometimes it’s urgent – following a security incident, for example. It might be to comply with regulations, to cut datacentre costs or to allow a growing business more scalability. For those organisations who’ve already made the move, support may still be needed to embed the tools and practices that deliver the highest value.

At Content+Cloud we’ve worked with every type of organisation, at all stages of migration and modernisation, to help them achieve the success with Azure they seek. As a Microsoft Gold Partner with a host of awards and accreditations in Azure, we’re well placed to guide you towards your goals in the cloud

Cut the costs of your data estate

A migration to Azure infrastructure can reduce or remove your datacentre costs. Then as you modernise your platform, you’ll be able to adopt new PaaS services to further drive down the cost and complexity associated with your data centre estate.

Offset risk with unparalleled security

Azure is secure by design, with 90+ compliance certifications. And as Azure’s solutions are hosted in the cloud, you no longer need to worry about the end-to-end management of your infrastructure.

Modernise, optimise and innovate

Harnessing DevOps and cloud-first approaches, you can spend less time managing infrastructure and accelerate speed to market. Leveraging analytics, AI and automation, you’ll unlock your data and deliver ever-greater user experiences.

Our Azure adoption methodology

Our four-stage Azure adoption methodology (Assess, Propel, Evolve, Excel) is designed to take organisations from a standing start with Azure through to modernisation and continuous optimisation via our Azure managed service.

The process is designed in accordance with Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework and Azure Well-Architected Framework. As you move towards continuous cloud adoption, you may use services from stages 3 and 4, modernising and optimising with the support of our fully managed service.

All activities are delivered through our Azure Cloud Centre of Excellence.

Assess

Assess

Assessment

  • Cloud strategy and outcomes
  • Sustainability goals
  • Tools-based discovery
  • Azure immersion workshops

Preparation

  • Application discovery and dependency mapping (5 Rs of Migration)
  • Cloud native/hybrid architecture design
  • Skills readiness plan
  • Azure infrastructure review (existing Azure tenant)
  • Eligibility review for Microsoft programmatic benefits

New to Azure?

Propel

Propel

Migration

  • Azure Landing Zone
  • Azure technical delivery and consultancy
  • Migrate to IaaS, PaaS or SaaS
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Evolve

Evolve

Modernisation

  • Data migration and modernisation
  • Application modernisation and rearchitecture
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure modernisation
  • Containers
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Using some Azure services?

Excel

Excel

Managed service

  • 24×7 support and monitoring
  • Service management portal
  • DevOps and SecOps
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance services
  • Continuous service improvement
  • Architecture reviews
  • Microsoft CSP billing management
  • Strategic roadmap

Optimisation

  • Right-sizing and Reservations
  • Cloud Security Posture Management
  • FinOps
  • Performance and capacity management
  • Self-service resource provisioning

Azure mature?

What our Microsoft Azure services include

Our Microsoft Azure services are designed to support you strategically and technically at all stages of your cloud adoption journey. Whether it’s a lift and shift of your resources from your on-premises server to Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, or moving to serverless and low-code platforms that enable you to deliver modern and cloud-optimised apps, we’ve got the skills and experience to help you succeed.

The following Azure services list is just a snapshot of the ways in which we can help you.

Migration

  • Move to Azure IaaS or PaaS
  • Migration from Windows and open-source workloads, as well as from physical and virtual servers
  • Migrate from public and private cloud providers and outsourced data centres
  • Discovery, assessment, design and project planning and management
  • Building and testing
  • Rapid, secure deployment with our Azure Landing Zone
  • Connectivity support for hybrid environments
  • Optional early-life support
Find out more about our Azure migration services 

Cloud transformation

  • App, database and platform modernisation
  • Security consultancy
  • Connectivity support for hybrid environments
  • Guidance on costs and licensing
Learn more about our cloud transformation with Azure 

Cloud native Azure app and solution development 

  • Consultancy on DevOps practices
  • Containerisation,microservices and Azure Functions
  • Bespoke app development using Azure
  • Additional capabilities in Power Apps and SharePoint
Read about our cloud native app consultancy 

Azure data and analytics

  • Data ingestion and management
  • Storage options
  • Azure analytics
  • AI and automation
  • Database and SQL modernisation
Find out more about our Azure data and analytics services 

AWS services vs Azure services

At Content+Cloud we believe that Azure is the cloud platform that offers the most compelling portfolio of services to help organisations truly transform.

It’s also the most cost-effective option if you’re migrating your servers to the cloud for the first time. According to Microsoft, compared to AWS, Azure is five times cheaper for Windows Server and SQL Server. And by harnessing Azure Reserved Instances and Hybrid Benefits, you can save up to 72% compared to pay-as-you-go prices.

Talk to us about your Azure migration needs 

 

A world-class centre of excellence in Azure

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, with more awards than any other in the UK, Content+Cloud is expertly placed to guide you towards digital transformation in Azure. We’ve developed a world-class, geo-redundant centre of excellence in Azure – here’s what sets us apart:

  • Streamlined billing through our Cloud Service Provider licensing
  • Microsoft Advanced Specialisations including Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows and SQL migration services
  • 16 Gold Competencies including Cloud Platform and Cloud Productivity
  • 100+ accredited Azure experts
  • Microsoft Sentinel powered Security Operations Centre service
  • Global 24/7 Azure managed service
  • Deep experience across non-Microsoft vendors including ServiceNow, VMWare, Fortinet, Meraki, Veeam, Citrix, Mimecast and Okta
Get an expert opinion on your Azure challenges 

Supporting every type of client with their digital transformation in Azure

At Content+Cloud we live+breathe client success. We’ve delivered Azure transformation and management services to organisations across all sectors, from small businesses to multinational enterprises, public sector to retail chains.

Speak to us about your organisation’s challenges 

Azure case studies

At Content+Cloud we’re passionate about delivering the transformation you need through the power of the cloud. For a flavour of how we work in partnership to help you succeed with Azure, take a look at our case studies.

Helping insurance broker Tysers to digitally transform  Transforming IT to meet the needs of Impellam’s global workforce  Overcoming complexity and scale challenges in the public sector 

“As a public body it is vital that we demonstrate value for money, which meant we needed greater performance and control at a more reasonable cost. Content+Cloud made this possible. They gave us the autonomy we wanted to administrate and develop our own cloud environment. We also now benefit from an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, which affords us some pretty hefty discounts.”

Senior Support Analyst, public sector client

Optimise your cloud environment with our managed Azure service

If you’ve already made progress on your modernisation with Azure, then we can help you deliver continued value with our Azure managed services. We’ll take on the ongoing management, optimisation and protection of your cloud resources to optimise costs, mitigate risks and free your teams to deliver on higher-value activity.

Find out more 

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