Optimize and leverage the power of Microsoft Cloud: Migrate Windows Server to Azure
Windows Server, is a series of operating systems tailored to support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications. Previous iterations of Windows Server have been dedicated to enhancing stability, security, networking, and various file system advancements.
Additionally, Microsoft has introduced specialized versions of Windows Server targeting the home and small business sectors. The most recent release, Windows Server 2012 R2, places a significant emphasis on cloud computing capabilities.
However, Windows Server 2012 R2 is reaching end of support, and a way of ensuring your organization’s operation productivity is by planning beforehand your transition to a more comprehensive and enhanced solution, like migrating to the Azure cloud. In this article, we will explore the key points of choosing to migrate your Windows Server to Azure
Windows Server migration to Azure key benefits:
In a recent article, we explored why Windows Server customers are increasingly considering cloud adoption and why they choose Azure as their preferred cloud platform.
Here are some key insights from the conversation:
- Cloud as a top priority: Cloud initiatives have become a top priority for CIOs as businesses seek to innovate rapidly and meet the demands of end-users who expect exceptional experiences. The cloud is the natural choice to deliver these new experiences and drive digital transformation.
- Addressing aging infrastructure: Aging infrastructure, susceptible to failure and security threats, has led to increased considerations for cloud adoption. As businesses face the end of extended support for SQL Server 2012 and 2012 R2 and the upcoming end of support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, they are presented with the decision to invest in on-premises infrastructure or migrate to the cloud.
- Key considerations: Windows Server customers evaluating the cloud focus on security, performance, uptime, management, and cost optimization. Additionally, they seek cloud partners with technology leadership to modernize applications and leverage advanced services like chatbots, machine learning, and AI.
Challenges in Transitioning to the Cloud
Migrating from on-premises to the cloud can present unique challenges for businesses. Concerns related to security, compliance, performance, and uptime demand attention to ensure seamless business continuity during digital transformation. Moreover, CIOs are eager to leverage existing expertise in the new cloud environment to maintain high uptime and operational efficiency.
Why Azure is the Preferred Choice:
Azure stands out as the preferred cloud platform for Windows Server and SQL Server users for several reasons:
- Enhanced security and compliance: Azure offers robust built-in security features and controls to protect cloud environments, surpassing the security available on-premises. With over 90 compliance offerings across various industry verticals, Azure helps businesses quickly achieve compliance while running in the cloud.
- First party support: Azure provides first-party support for Windows Server and SQL Server, backed by experts who built these technologies. Customers gain the confidence to run their business-critical applications in Azure with unparalleled support.
- Seamless integration: Azure’s tools and services make it easy for Windows Server admins to manage both on-premises workloads and Azure VMs. Many Azure services run Windows applications natively, providing a seamless transition.
- Azure hybrid benefit: Leveraging Azure Hybrid Benefit allows businesses with Software Assurance to significantly reduce cloud costs by migrating their Windows and SQL Server workloads to Azure.
Make the most out of your Azure Cloud migration with Team Venti:
At Team Venti, we are proud to be a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, specializing in helping businesses migrate to Azure and embrace other Microsoft solutions. With extensive experience in digital transformation and cloud operating models, our team of experts serves as trusted advisors, guiding customers through successful migration journeys from initial strategy to seamless implementation.
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