Microsoft Azure is a powerful platform that boasts over 100 services and solutions. Accelerate business growth by moving to the cloud and let Network Connections (NCI), one of the leading managed service provider Michigan has to offer, guide you there the right way.
You might not be sure what Microsoft Azure or Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) actually are, but don’t worry, that’s not an issue for us. NCI is an expert when it comes to all things Microsoft Azure. We have helped hundreds of businesses migrate to the platform, and this is backed up with ongoing support when needed.
Microsoft Azure is a hybrid cloud-computing application platform that features platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions under one umbrella. Its scalability and capability make it an attractive option for businesses of all sizes, while the functionality of Microsoft Azure is what keeps them coming back for more. You can manage and deploy your entire IT infrastructure in a secure cloud platform. It is appealing, as you don’t have to buy or maintain an underlying infrastructure, and you can deploy resources quicker and easier in Azure than with an on-premises infrastructure.
As for how you decide to use Microsoft Azure, this is down to your requirements. With a wide range of solutions and services available, your company could have a completely different use for the platform when compared to a on-premises solution. The customization of Microsoft Azure can be tailor it to match your needs.
One other perk is that Azure is fully integrated with every other relevant Microsoft product on the market. This means if you’re fortunate enough to already have a Microsoft infrastructure in place, as many of our customers and prospects already do, Azure will work straight out of the box and complement your current applications and software.
Yet if you want to start enjoying the benefits but don’t have a Microsoft infrastructure, you will have to migrate to Microsoft Azure. As one of the most successful IT support companies in lower and upper Michigan, Network Connections can help with every step of the Microsoft Azure migration process.
To achieve these goals, we go through the following process for all Microsoft Azure migrations
Putting The Plan Together
First of all, we will hold a free consultation to understand what you hope to achieve by moving to Azure. Along with detailing how the migration will work, our experts offer advice and strategic guidance to help overcome your short- and long-term challenges. We can identify the right solutions and services on Azure for your needs, ensuring you hit the ground running once the migration is complete.
An Audit Of Your IT Infrastructure
Once the general consultation is complete, we’ll take a closer look at your current IT infrastructure. By conducting an in-depth audit, we can gain a greater understanding of what the migration will entail. This audit will determine a migration process and the overall cost of the project.
When you’re happy to proceed, we put the wheels into motion for the migration. This begins with the design of the right cloud infrastructure for your business. By working with your team, we can understand your business strategy and key challenges, and build an infrastructure that best suits your goals.
The next part of the process involves us creating a plan of action, which includes a checklist of everything that needs to be done. We will assist you in completing required pre-migration tasks, which will place the project in a prime position for success.
Prior to the relocation to Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), a final round of testing is conducted. These pre-migration checks help us to know everything is fine with the cloud infrastructure before completing the transition. We want the migration to have zero impact on your existing users, so a seamless migration is essential.
The implementation sees your data being successfully transferred over to Azure, as well as all application upgrades being completed.
Making the most of your environmentDon’t think we’re gone once the migration is complete. At Network Connections, our team of experts will be on hand to guide you around your new environment, spot optimization opportunities, and help you to maximize your new Azure home.
The Best IT Services Michigan Has To Offer
Whether you require help with Microsoft Azure and Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) migration or are interested in our all-inclusive managed IT services, managed cybersecurity or hosted VoIP solutions, contact us today, and find out how we can help your business.