Microsoft Azure Cloud Services In North Carolina
With disruption affecting every sector, the need for resilience has never been greater. Microsoft Azure is the best cloud computing service designed to power agility, innovation, and efficiency across the business. At OnPar Technologies, we provide comprehensive Microsoft Azure Services in South Carolina to help your business unlock the full promise of the cloud fast. Our Microsoft Azure services can help reduce data storage costs, streamline development workflows and enhance decision-making capabilities.
Our Azure services meet you wherever you are on your digital journey and give you peace of mind with unmatched security and compliance while being easily customizable to your company’s unique needs. We can help you map out your strategy, prioritize your cloud enablement objectives, and speed your Microsoft Azure adoption.
What is Microsoft Azure?
Azure is a public cloud computing platform—with solutions including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). At its core, Azure replaces or supplements your on-premise infrastructure. However, it delivers a vast range of other services such as analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking that improve the functioning of several departments in your organization and help you resolve critical business problems.
For instance, you can get big data insights with Azure analytics, manage your IoT devices on a unified Azure platform, interact with your users with AI bots through various platforms, and get secure and scalable cloud data storage. You can also automate your development, testing, and deployment with DevOps and deliver content globally without facing any latency issues.
These services are only a glimpse of what Azure can do for your business. Many enterprises in South Carolina are utilizing the capabilities of Microsoft Azure applications to optimize their business models as it revolutionizes overall infrastructure and application performance.
Benefits of Microsoft Azure
Here are some of the major reasons to choose Azure for your company:
Business needs change over time, whether for growth or downsizing, which makes scalability a core concern. Azure is designed to scale alongside your business, regardless of size, from SMBs to large enterprises. With Microsoft Azure, your organization can increase your storage space and computing power on demand, ensuring maximum capacity during short-term bursts of traffic and long-term expansion projects.
Microsoft Azure’s consumption-based pricing structure allows small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises to manage their IT budgets better and leverage the exact cloud features they need – you pay for only what you need. Azure is highly effective for decreasing infrastructure costs, reducing the burden placed on in-house IT management, and streamlining cross-departmental workflows.
Microsoft Azure provides high availability and redundancy across all of its data centers. In fact, Azure delivers a 99.95% uptime, which amounts to under 4.5 hours of downtime per year, and automatic OS and service patching. The platform makes it fast and easy to deploy your current apps with little to no downtime, while an integrated development environment reduces the learning curve, allowing teams to master the platform quickly.
Microsoft Azure’s unmatched hybrid capabilities facilitate easy mobility and a consistently reliable platform between both on-premise and the public cloud. It provides a broader range of hybrid connections to improve usability and performance, including virtual private networks (VPNs), caches, content delivery networks (CDNs), and ExpressRoute connections.
Azure has the additional advantage of being fully integrated with all Microsoft products. For those with an existing Microsoft infrastructure, Azure perfectly complements your existing software and applications.
Advanced Cybersecurity and Compliance Features
An advanced encryption process protects all data stored on Azure, and Microsoft’s data centers are outfitted with two-tier authentication, proxy card access readers, and even biometric scanners. When paired with existing cybersecurity systems and policies, Azure’s built-in security tools can help maintain sensitive customer information privacy, integrity, and availability. It protects your organization from data breaches, malware, DDoS attacks, and other evolving threats. Plus, Azure sends out timely notifications when user action is needed to upgrade or enable new protections.
When it comes to compliance, Azure offers more than 35 compliance offerings specific to the needs of key industries, including health care, government, finance, education, manufacturing, and more. Through its built-in compliance tools, configuration management features, and guidance resources, Microsoft helps organizations keep pace with the evolving regulatory guidelines like HIPAA, ISO, FERPA, IRS, and GDPR, and more.
Simple and Effective Disaster Recovery
Data loss presents a serious risk to any organization. The impact of both lost revenue during the downtime and the effort required to reconstitute the information can cost a company hundreds of thousands if a suitable business continuity procedure isn’t already in place. Running backups and advanced replication of applications in a cloud environment will reduce the time required to recover from any outage while also limiting the risk of becoming a victim of a ransomware attack.
A disaster recovery plan requires multiple built-in redundancies while achieving an acceptable time-to-recovery objective. With Microsoft Azure, your company can enforce specific recovery criteria for different Business Units and data types. You can test your plans for efficacy as frequently as required and find the perfect balance between the cost and control of your data recovery processes.
Microsoft Azure Migration Process
OnPar Technologies helps streamline and simplify your move to the cloud and ensures that common cloud migration pain points are effectively addressed along the way. Our services help you plan and manage your cloud migration to the Azure platform without any disruption to your daily operations or business. We’ll fully document your business’ cloud adoption strategy and ensure that every deployment and application migration will support your organization’s needs – now and into the future.
We can help you to migrate the following to Microsoft Azure:
- Your existing full IT infrastructure
- On-premise servers
- Business applications
- Microsoft workloads
- Data, videos, and APIs
- Legacy or end-of-life systems and databases (including SQL Server and Windows Server)
Azure adoption is a journey, not a singular event. For that reason, we take an adaptive and multi-stage approach to Azure migration. Wherever you are on your Azure journey, OnPar Technologies can help.
- Assessment: The Azure migration process starts with an assessment. We audit your current IT landscape to discover workloads and infrastructure most eligible for migration to the cloud. The assessment stage includes:
- Understanding business goals
- Inventory creation and analysis
- Align key stakeholders
- Evaluating current tools
- Cloud readiness assessment
- Determining ROI with cost-benefit analysis
- Planning: As per the initial assessment, we will design an Azure architecture to meet your company’s security, compliance, performance, and cost requirements. Our Azure cloud migration experts will create a minimal disruption plan for migration and establish a prioritized migration plan and timeline.
- Azure cloud deployment: We will migrate your data and applications to Microsoft Azure-based on the documented and tested migration process. We will perform extensive testing to execute the migration plan and provide up-to-date status during each migration phase, ensuring a seamless go-live event. Our professionals offer support around the clock and are available for questions.
- Ongoing management: After your migration, we also provide proactive, enterprise-grade support and managed cloud services to ensure your investment continues to deliver value. We provide the following services to ensure your environment is secure, compliant, and continually optimized:
- Cloud security
- Cloud optimization
- Data backup and recovery
- Performance tracking
Ready to Make the Move to Microsoft Azure? OnPar Technologies Can Help!
OnPar Technologies can accelerate your migration to the Azure cloud, unlocking the resilience and flexibility to remain competitive in today’s uncertain business environment. Our Azure cloud experts can plan your migration strategy, provide full planning and road mapping, manage your migration and provide ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of your Azure investment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you transform your business and use Microsoft Azure to take on the competition.