Stop Investigating Microsoft Azure and Migrate, Already. Here’s How.

We recently hosted an event that revealed over 50 percent of people are only investigating Microsoft Azure, not investing in it. What’s more, 60 percent of those individuals’ organizations don’t currently use Azure at all.

If we could get any message through to the corporate world at large, it would be this: stop investigating Microsoft Azure and migrate, already! Far too many company leaders are looking into Azure but not following through with implementation.

As a leader in the IT training industry, we know that company decision makers often need a little push to get on board with new cloud computing technologies. But the truth is that Azure is old news. It was made available by Windows in February of 2010. Thousands of companies (including around 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies) started using Azure years ago. As you read this, those companies are building and deploying applications that are giving them a leg up on their competition. Azure users are also able to create and distribute media, launch websites, develop mobile applications, run Windows or Linux virtual machines, and host big data. This benefits businesses by reducing costs, increasing scalability, allowing for creativity among employees, and reducing a company’s time to market. No company determined to stay ahead of competition and grow quickly can afford to miss out on these benefits.

Why Are Company Leaders Deliberating Over Migrating to Azure?

Although Azure packs a powerful punch of benefits, some organizations are conflicted about whether or not to migrate to it. Why is this? As mentioned above, around 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Azure. This statistic alone speaks volumes about the value and trustworthiness of the product. Azure has a terrific track record, so why the migration hesitation from companies? There may be many reasons why company leaders are stressing over whether or not to transition to Azure, but the primary reason is likely that they simply don’t know how to migrate. This is easily mitigated.

Stop Thinking So Hard…Migrating to Microsoft Azure is Easy

The pace of today’s average corporation doesn’t leave room for mistakes, let alone experimentation with implementing new technologies. Company leaders are well aware of the fact that they must make changes in the workplace happen as neatly as possible. Perhaps this is another reason why they are hesitant to implement Azure.

Believe it or not, migrating to Microsoft Azure is far less intimidating than it sounds. According to Alex Homer, writer for Microsoft Magazine, “moving your applications to Azure is a breeze.” In the article Moving Your Applications to Microsoft Azure, Homer wrote,

“For many years, Microsoft has been building highly scalable applications in datacenters around the world—applications that have global reach and high availability, and offer great functionality to users…as long as you take the time to consider your requirements and explore the available features, moving to Azure can be a quick and relatively easy process.”

Find out exactly what steps your company needs to take to successfully migrate to Azure here.

The Role of IT Training in the Windows Cloud Migration Process

IT training plays a crucial role in the Windows Cloud migration process. It will be helpful to get at least one of your IT professionals certified in Microsoft Azure if you plan to transition to the Windows Cloud. Nothing will make your company’s migration simpler than having an IT staff member who is fully knowledgeable about how to migrate to Azure. Learn more about the IT training we offer at Directions Training, including our Azure certification program, today.

Have you been considering transitioning your company to Microsoft Azure? If so, we heartily advise you to go for it. You have a lot to lose by not migrating to Azure, and so much to gain from taking advantage of the Cloud that the majority of the most successful companies on the planet rely on.

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