Let us remove the barriers to app modernisation in Azure
Azure app modernisation revolutionises how you deliver services to your users. Removing you from the binds of legacy architecture and bulky monolithic applications, it allows you to offer experiences that are more flexible, secure and available across all devices at all times.
But embarking on a modernisation project – and even knowing where to start – can be daunting. You may have concerns about costs, downtime, security and integration. You may be unclear on exactly what the impacts of moving established apps into a new multi-tier environment may be.
At Content+Cloud we see common concerns among our clients but also appreciate the nuances that each sector brings. That’s why we take a methodical approach to assess your current apps and infrastructure, helping you to plan your path to a seamless modernisation and accelerating the benefits of cloud-first architecture.
Reduce costs through flexible architecture
Azure app modernisation will help you be able to realise the financial benefits of cloud-based apps more quickly. You’ll be able to harness the efficiencies of functionality available to you through Azure and Microsoft 365, and retire your old platform, cutting the costs of upgrades and maintenance.
Delight users and maximise productivity
With Azure as the foundation, your applications will work more efficiently, driven by your data. You’ll improve experiences for your users through greater availability and personalisation. And as a Microsoft Gold Partner we can help you benefit from the integration of modern applications from across Microsoft’s cloud products, such as Power Apps.
Evolve with a cloud-first approach
Azure app modernisation enables you to move legacy apps to the cloud and fully leverage its benefits. These include low-code/no-code software advancement, more efficient development cycles, automation, heightened security and increased reliability.
Types of app modernisation in Azure we can help with
Azure app modernisation is a spectrum. It begins with making the most of the fundamental benefits of infrastructure as a service. The next steps, however, are where you truly transform, moving towards platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) features such as serverless environments, event-driven apps, flexible costs and faster times to market. At Content+Cloud we have years of experience guiding organisations at all stages of modernisation.
Using the five Rs of rationalisation approach, we’ll work with you to re-host, re-platform, re-architect, rebuild or replace your infrastructure requirements and take advantage of PaaS to reduce management complexity.
Full platform rebuild
If you’re seeking to empower employees and improve customer experience, we’ll help you rebuild and modernise your apps by taking advantage of development solutions such as Azure containerisation and technologies such as PaaS, SaaS and serverless.
Discovery and assessment
We’ll start with a workshop to explore your existing app touchpoints, licensing, data and security arrangements. We’ll then map out your readiness to move apps to Azure, highlighting priority areas such as changes to code. We’ll also set out PaaS costs, licence mobility options, project cost estimates and run costs for Azure and Microsoft 365.
Design and delivery
We’ll provide high-level design documentation that you can use to engage and inform stakeholders, setting out our recommendations and the steps for delivery. Our delivery services will then ensure your Azure app modernisation is realised. Our skilled application developers can help transform your database, your code architecture and your presentation layer.
Support and optimisation
After we’ve delivered your app modernisation in Azure, we can provide you a managed service that ensures you get continuing value. We can support you with a broad range of Azure services including app monitoring, optimising and governance.
What app modernisation through Azure may look like for you
We understand that every organisation is different, each providing a variety of services to users and requiring multiple solutions to do so. As such, the Azure services that you’ll use as part of your modernised platform may not be the same as what’s needed at another organisation.
Whatever your requirements, at Content+Cloud we can support you to modernise all aspects of your apps and platforms. Here are just a few examples of the Microsoft and open-source solutions that we commonly help our clients with:
- Web application front-end: Azure App Service (supporting .NET, Java, PHP and more)
- Web API: Azure Functions or API hosted as an App Service
- Middle-tier layers: Azure Functions or API hosted as an App Service
- Database: Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure MySQL, Azure PostgreSQL or Azure Table Storage
- Integration: Azure Service Bus, Azure Queue Storage or Azure Logic Apps
- On-premises integration: Azure hybrid networking or integration via Azure Queue Storage
What sets Content+Cloud’s Azure app modernisation apart
Through years of working with organisations large and small, Content+Cloud has developed a world-class centre of excellence in Azure that’s rivalled by few providers. We’re a partner in Microsoft’s Azure migration programme, meaning we’re trusted to help organisations adopt and modernise their cloud infrastructure, platform and applications.
- Streamlined billing through our Cloud Service Provider licensing
- Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows and SQL Migration
- 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
Helping organisations of all types to modernise with Azure
Our expertise in Microsoft is matched by our passion for helping organisations like yours to exceed their goals through these technologies. We live+breathe client success and have worked with organisations across all sectors, from public sector bodies to global finance companies, to help them achieve it.Let’s discuss how app modernisation can help your organisation
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.