Accelerate your cloud transformation with Microsoft Azure

You’ve embarked on your cloud transformation journey. It’s now time to capitalise on the opportunities that being in the cloud brings.

At Content+Cloud we’ll help you modernise your infrastructure, platform and apps so your services reach their full potential. You’ll soon be reaping the benefits of greater innovation, security, efficiency and user experiences.

Why Azure cloud transformation is your next step

Cloud transformation with Azure is all about making the most of the vast capabilities that Azure offers as a platform. If you’ve moved, or are moving, to Azure infrastructure, then modernising your platform is the next stage in your digital evolution.

Modernisation will of course mean different things to different organisations. But typically, it means you can expect to say goodbye to Windows and SQL Server licenses, OS upgrades and patching, and worrying about security between machines.

At Content+Cloud we’re big believers in the power of Azure to transform how organisations work, but we also know how difficult it can be to make that next big step. Our cloud transformation services take the pain out of the process, giving you a clear path to maximising the potential of working in Azure.

Protect your data

Azure is secure by design; Microsoft has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. Replacing your legacy monitoring and security platforms, you’ll be able to step up your protection through Azure’s many security layers.

Drive down your cloud costs

As you modernise, you’ll be able to optimise your expenditure in Azure and maximise the value it brings you. We’ll help you strip away the costs of your legacy infrastructure and understand how to harness building blocks such as serverless Azure Functions.

Innovate and integrate

Modernising your apps will allow you to speedily develop and provision reliable, mobile-friendly services for your users, built on architecture that gives you full flexibility. We’ll also help you integrate Azure with on-premises networks and other Microsoft 365 solutions, amplifying the effect of modernisation across your digital portfolio.

Where modernisation sits in your cloud adoption journey

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. You’ll modernise as part of the third stage, Evolve, but may continue to modernise and optimise as your services mature.

The process is designed in accordance with Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework and Azure Well-Architected Framework. 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?

Our services to support your Microsoft Azure digital transformation

We can help with a variety of platform modernisation projects to help you progress your Microsoft Azure digital transformation.

 

App modernisation

We’ll work with you to modernise your apps, enabling you to offer experiences that are more flexible, secure and available across all devices at all times, free from the constraints of legacy architecture

Find out about our Azure app modernisation services 

Security and connectivity

Protecting data is the bedrock of Azure and at the heart of our services. We’ll help you adopt the security tools that underpin Azure and can guide you on the connectivity options that will work best for your compliance requirements.

Learn more about our Azure security and connectivity services 

Database modernisation

We’ll help you modernise your data tier to leverage the more advanced services within Azure, reducing the costs and complexity of your existing database environment.

Read about our Azure data and analytics consultancy 

Costs and licensing

If you’ve already begun to modernise, we can help you begin to optimise your costs. As a Tier 1 Azure Cloud Solution Provider, we can also help our clients to easily license Microsoft cloud products directly through us.

Find out more about Azure optimisation and ongoing support 

One of the UK’s leading cloud transformation consulting companies

Content+Cloud is a partner in Microsoft’s Azure migration programme, meaning we’re trusted to help organisations adopt and modernise their cloud infrastructure, platform and applications. We’ve developed a true centre of excellence that allows us to deliver Azure services to every type of organisation.

Find out how we can help you modernise with Azure 

Helping organisations of all types with their Azure cloud transformation

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our expertise in these technologies is matched only by our passion for helping organisations like yours to achieve their digital transformation goals. We live+breathe client success and have worked with organisations small and large, in sectors from hospitality to finance, to help them make it happen.

Talk to us about your Azure needs 

Transform further with Azure containerisation, DevOps and app optimisation 

Our expertise can help you with the full spectrum of app modernisation in Azure, moving you past control considerations towards innovation enabled by serverless and SaaS solutions. If you’re ready to accelerate your modernisation, then take advantage of our Azure DevOps and cloud-native app development capabilities, ongoing platform and app optimisation services, and custom development consultancy.