Microsoft Azure Cloud Consultancy

We specialise in Microsoft Azure-based cloud services, helping you map your cloud journey and find the best route for your organisation.

That’s why we’re called Atlas Cloud!

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What is Microsoft Azure?

Commonly referred to as one of the big three public cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is a set of ever-growing cloud-based services designed to help organisations fulfil a range of IT requirements.

Microsoft Azure, along with other cloud providers, takes the burden of physical hardware ownership away from organisations to provide a highly-scalable (pay as you use) model that offers resources when they’re required, on tap.

Azure uses a pay-per-second model which Microsoft openly publicises online. While that sounds expensive; with the right management, services can be scheduled for use only when required to dramatically reduce costs.

Why use Microsoft Azure?

There are two ways to answer the question of why you should use Microsoft Azure: Discussing why you might use a public cloud and why you might choose Microsoft Azure as your public cloud of choice.

Why use a public cloud provider?

For many requirements, the public cloud is commonly regarded as the future. The scale of services that the big three – Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services – have over private cloud services is vast. That means their security credentials are unrivalled by any private provision, purely because of the resources available to the big three.

For many, it’s the consumption-based usage model that only public clouds can provide that is the most compelling proposition, as detailed below.

Ownership
Model

On Premises

  • Long-term commitment on all hardware
  • Up front capital expenditure
  • Scaling inefficiencies

Rental
Model

Private Cloud

  • Long-term commitment on all hardware
  • Month-by-month operating expenditure
  • Partial scaling efficiencies

Consumption
Model

Public Cloud

  • Month-by-month commitments
  • Month-by-month operating expenditure
  • Full scaling efficiencies

Microsoft Azure Vs Public cloud

Simply put, you actually can’t go wrong with any one of the big three public cloud providers. However, unless you have multinational enterprise-level scale, it makes sense to pick one provider.

Microsoft Azure is our public cloud of choice for two reasons.

Azure currently has the strongest integration with virtualisation technologies like Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Citrix Managed Desktop (CMD) – which can help host and deliver on-premise applications in the public. It recently became Citrix’s public cloud provider of choice, who are the standout market leader in virtualisation.

Second, if your organisation uses or is looking to migrate to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 suite of applications and licencing, there are various (albeit relatively minor) benefits in tying the two together from the same provider.

If you are looking for public cloud services from either Google or AWS, we are unable to help you. Atlas Cloud are Azure specialists.

“Atlas Cloud really feel like our IT department now.”

Gary Buxton – Ops Director, HD Decisions (a part of Experian)

Atlas Cloud for Azure cloud consultancy

Public cloud first, Azure first; if you’ve decided Azure is the platform for your organisation, Atlas Cloud are the provider for you.

All of our engineers and solutions consultants are Microsoft Azure certified and we’re a long-established Microsoft partner.

We can help you with relating services like Windows Virtual Desktops, disaster recovery, application hosting, SD-WAN, Security Centre & Services, subscription services and much more. We offer white-boarding strategy sessions with our Azure-certified CTO through to consultancy on specific services with our various specialists.

And, because we’re also a managed service provider, we’re also able to manage anything that’s not within your team’s current expertise.

Working with Atlas Cloud

There’s a number of ways you and your team can tap into our Microsoft Azure expertise. Explore them below.

Strategy
Sessions

Whiteboarding sessions with our Azure expert CTO help map the way.

Consultancy
Days

Project-based consultancy with our specialist engineers.

POC
Projects

Build concept Azure projects with our help to prove their worth.

Licencing

All kinds of related licencing is available directly from us, if necessary.

Managed
Services

Where there’s expertise gaps in-house, let us take care of it.

Azure Cloud Consultancy Pricing

Atlas Cloud charges standard day rate fees for our consultancy services relating to the Microsoft Azure platform.

Any relating infrastructure management fees are based as a percentage of any Azure billings.

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