Azure Consulting

Experienced specialists can assist throughout the process of planning, deployment and ongoing management of a business’s infrastructure.

Key Benefits of igroup’s Approach

Choosing igroup as your Azure Consulting partner brings multiple benefits thanks to our experience, customer commitment and use of in house developed management software:

  • Direct access to a UK based cloud consultant
  • A dedicated UK based team of certified Azure specialists
  • The confidence of working with an established Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Ongoing management of your environment to maintain performance
  • Cost optimisation using our IT Cost Control software to manage usage

To find out more about how igroup can help your business successfully move to the Microsoft Cloud, please contact a member of our team today on 0203 697 0302 or fill in the form and we will call you back.

Did you know?

AWS and Azure pricing can change every month affecting your monthly billing.  By choosing igroup, your pricing is capped for the duration of your 1, 2 or 3-year contract, eliminating spikes in your billing.

How Azure Can Meet Your Needs

The scalability and security of an enterprise cloud solution like Microsoft Azure offer organisations the ability to quickly plan, configure and deploy complex infrastructure, to host applications and store data.

Depending on the needs of a business, virtual machines in Azure can either be used to replicate existing legacy infrastructure or used to develop a new and improved platform.  By creating a bespoke architecture and employing the flexibility of the cloud to virtualise the correct network of machines, it is possible to build a highly customised environment that can change according to your evolving needs.

The drawback of all this flexibility can be that the wrong choices are made leading to higher costs, or lower levels of performance than desired.  An experienced Azure consulting partner supporting you can help avoid this type of issue and work with you, to conduct a comprehensive discovery programme in advance of deployment, to ensure that the solution you get is the solution that you need.

Our Azure Consulting Support from Start to Finish

Igroup have been working with partners to manage their cloud hosting since the launch of Azure and are one of the most experienced Gold Partners in the UK.  Our UK based team have worked with clients of all sizes to help them migrate to the cloud and get the best possible value from it.

Planning and Onboarding

At the start of your project, igroup’s technical experts will work through a rigorous planning phase with you where we will build up a full picture of your requirements.

We will review the applications that you plan to migrate, the volume of data that you need to store and other variables including user numbers to create a proof of concept that meets your needs, at a cost that works within your budget.

Deployment and Migration

As you move into the cloud, igroup’s support continues.  Our Azure consulting services include work to help ensure that your solution is properly configured to meet security and business continuity requirements and that the deployment of applications and databases into Azure is done correctly.

We will conduct testing at every stage of the process to ensure that things go correctly and provide advice and support to improve performance and address any issues that arise.

Ongoing Management and Optimisation

As your needs evolve, you benefit from our continued support.  Our specialists provide regular consultative reviews for clients to ensure that the solution that was originally designed continues to meet ongoing needs.

From updating Operating Systems to maintain security levels, managing anti-malware through to making changes to the network of virtual machines that power your application as it grows, igroup’s service ensures that you, your team and your clients benefit from a reliable, high performance cloud environment.

Cost Management

Over time, new services, changing machine requirements, and the volume of data you store can impact on subscription costs.  Regular reviews of this, by our experienced Azure consulting team, help to mitigate pricing changes through monitoring and optimising the type of machine you need based on usage.

Through analysis of the data from Azure, igroup can recommend changes to the level of resource you have in your environment so that performance can be maintained but costs can be reduced.

For more information about how igroup can help your business migrate to the cloud and manage your subscription costs more effectively, please contact a member of our team today.

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