Azure Migration

Business Cloud Migration with Microsoft Azure Experts

The Microsoft Azure cloud system brings real advantages to organisations that make the most of them. They enable businesses to work in flexible, collaborative workspaces with colleagues and partners. 

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About Our Azure Migration Service

Moving to the Azure Cloud requires precise planning, and should follow a clear process. Our Azure migration experts will begin by assessing the situation with discovery, mapping, and evaluation. This allows us to be sure that azure migration is suitable for your business and requirements. 

We’ll then begin to move your system to the Azure cloud, building a test environment so you can prove your applications work as expected. Once you have proven your software works in the Azure Cloud, we’ll then optimise it for maximum performance. We’ll carry out detailed security checks to make sure your data is 100 % safe and only accessible to those that need it.

Azure migration offers both scalability and resilience with low capital expenditure. However, these advantages only come to light when Azure migration is deployed correctly. 777 Networks are Azure experts in Leeds that also offer Azure consulting, with years of experience in migration. Our team provides a seamless Azure migration, without loss of files, or data, allowing your team to function as normal wherever they are. 


Which Programmes Can be Moved to Azure Cloud?

Almost all systems are moveable to the cloud in one way or another. Even some of the more traditional programmes that don’t have cloud capabilities can be moved to the Azure Cloud by our experts. By moving to the Azure Cloud with 777 Networks, businesses get the full programs they were running on their office servers and network, with all of the benefits of the cloud. Below are just some of the examples of ‘legacy’ non-cloud enabled software that we have successfully moved to a 100% cloud system.

  • Sage 50 Accounting Software
  • Sage 200 Accounting Software
  • Dynamics NAV Accounting Software
  • Iris Accounting Software
  • SAP B1 (Business One) Accounting Software
  • Syrinx Rental System and Equipment Hire Software 
  • Insphire Rental and Equipment Hire Software 
  • DataFreight Software 
  • Multifreight Software
  • WinSIMS Fire and Security Installers Software
  • QuoteWerks Quoting and CRM Software

The above, contact one of our experts to find out if we can provide Azure migration.


What are the Benefits of Azure Migration?

Azure cloud migration holds many benefits for businesses of all sizes and across various industries. The key benefits are general productivity and enhanced data security.

  • Work anywhere
  • Secure Access to your company system from any Internet connection including 4G or 5G mobile connections.
  • Effective backup and storage
  • Enhanced data security
  • Reduced costs and lower capital investments
  • Improved productivity
  • In-flight upgrades
  • Resilience, reliability, and availability


Azure Migration with 777 Networks

777 Networks are a Microsoft Partner and are Azure migration experts. Let our experts handle your business cloud migration, giving you and your team increased productivity, enhanced security, and technological longevity. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Azure migration service, and how it could benefit your business.

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Azure Cloud Migration FAQs

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, similar to Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services but is significantly more seamlessly integrated for those who have already used Microsoft technology in the workplace . It is a collection of large servers, and includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Managed Database Capabilities. 

Essentially, the Azure Cloud is a set of physical servers in one or multiple data centres that customers can access remotely. It can be used for analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, or to replace or supplement your on-site servers.

Azure relies on a technology called Virtualisation – servers, storage, physical hardware or data centre resources are migrated to the Azure Cloud and are available virtually, accessible from wherever you and your employees are.

The Azure Cloud has a wide range of services available for deploying, building, and managing apps. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • Virtual Machines – create a Windows or Linux virtual machine almost instantaneously
  • Azure DevOps – great for collaboration and leveraging agile tools to plan, monitor and discuss work between teams
  • Azure Cosmos DB – a fully managed, serverless NoSQL database for high-performance applications of any size or scale
  • Azure Active Directory – a cloud-based access management service that helps your employees access external resources, such as Microsoft 365 and other SaaS applications
  • API Management – a central interface to create, provision and manage API for web and cloud applications and services

Timeframes for migration to the Azure cloud will differ by company, but we aim to have the actual migration complete within a 12-hour period. However, cloud migration projects typically take 2-6 weeks from starting to Go-Live.

Your 777 Networks Azure migration expert will always be on hand to help you plan the cloud migration process, but the process will usually include:

  • Assign a lead migration architect, to help you effectively plan and execute migration to the Azure cloud
  • Prioritise the components of your migration
  • Perform any necessary refactoring
  • Create a data migration plan
  • Switch over production 
  • Review the application and resource allocation

We’re sure you’ve already heard about all of the great benefits of migrating to the cloud, but what about Azure, specifically? Here are just some of the many great benefits of Azure cloud migration:

  • Disaster recovery
  • Security
  • Agility
  • Flexibility
  • Azure is fast 
  • Compliance with local regulations
  • Work wherever, whenever with Microsoft’s global reach
  • Azure has over 600 services, so whatever programmes and applications your business uses day to day can be managed via the Azure platform

Migrating to the Azure Cloud can be a big step for small businesses, but the benefits by far outweigh the effort. Below you’ll find a simple, broken down process for migrating to the Azure Cloud. 

  1. Discover: catalogue your software and workloads in preparation for migration. Consider:
    • ERP and Line of Business Applications
    • Virtual networks
    • Storage solutions
  2. Design: Build out a test environment.
    • Build a test environment for each application
    • Migrate all apps and data to the new infrastructure in test mode 
    • Monitor the performance and resource utilisation
    • Review user environments and enhancements required 
  3. Test: Prove the environment is working by engaging with users 
    • Test each process end to end feeding back and tweaking in ‘normal’ day to day use mode.
    • Stress test the systems under high load, analyse failures and put in place failsafes as required. 
    • Carry out a backup and recovery test.
  4. Migrate: Physically make the move to the Azure cloud in ‘live’ mode
    • Agree with switch date and time for all systems
    • Carry out the final system migration 
    • Disable access to the previous environment so new data is not accidentally created
    • Provide ‘live’ cover on the switch day analysing user feedback and making tweaks as required to get an A grade customer experience. 

Alternatively, you could let 777 Networks’ Azure migration experts handle it for you. We’ll handle your business cloud migration, ensuring that everything is done accurately and to suit your requirements, giving you and your team increased productivity, enhanced security, and technological longevity.