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Five Steps to Modernize Your Data Using Azure

Rajesh Prakasam

March 15, 2022

In recent years, it’s become evident that the modernization of data and cloud migration is essential to the survival of businesses. It’s not to say that legacy systems have to fall by the wayside altogether. Still, it’s crucial to establish a new way to distribute and provide access to company data for both your customers and employees/teams.

Companies that provide on-premises software will best understand the need to modernize existing applications and how it’s necessary when moving to a SaaS model. Updating your environment as a whole can help you make a move more flexibly and efficiently.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Modernizing data is essential to moving to a SaaS model, but it’s one of the first steps you should take in the migration. Other than improving communications between teams and automating redundant business functions, the whole point of modernizing and moving to a cloud platform is to enhance the user experience for your customers greatly.

Microsoft Azure is cloud engineering that continues to make the process of switching to the cloud easier for businesses across the board. Azure is a multi-cloud platform designed to help companies manage data applications. Microsoft Azure can store your data and transform it, depending on how you utilize the services.

Essentially a massive collection of networking hardware and servers tasked with running complex distributed applications, Microsoft Azure is compelling because of the way its servers are orchestrated. Azure is fantastic in the way that you can successfully add cloud services to your existing technology and legacy systems, which can make change easier for some.

Suppose you don’t want to add cloud technology to your current systems. In that case, you can use Azure as a Saas service, entrusting them with all of your network and computing needs. You can start using Azure for free, making it incredibly appealing for companies across the board, ranging from start-ups to established corporations.

Knowing if You’re Ready to Move to SaaS

It doesn’t take long to use up resources when operating within the software business. Building usable software isn’t easy, and there is a fair share of distractions, ranging from troubleshooting customer issues to sales. The cycle is relatively nonstop, and you’ll probably find that you’re spending quite a bit of time just maintaining operations without leaving anything left to dedicate to modernizing your operating systems.

By pulling your technology into the future, you can streamline your operations and reduce the time spent on tedious and repetitive tasks. This provides the opportunity to broaden your customer base and deliver new data.

If your business is based on an on-premises approach, it’s time to take a look at what Microsoft Azure can do for you. Your application services likely expect plenty of requirements from your customers and clients.

From scalability to security, you have essential application components that you have to deliver on to build the solutions you desire. To support millions of users worldwide, you have to find a way to draw them in and impress them in new ways. This becomes near impossible when you’re operating on old legacy systems that no longer make sense to your business model.

In short, if you’re ready to go big with data modernization, eliminating repetition, and enhancing the customer experience, you’re ready to move to a SaaS platform. Microsoft Azure can help.

Choosing a Cloud Program that Works

There’s no question that customers today demand a flawless experience intricately interlaced with fantastic customer service and state-of-the-art technology. It has become increasingly more challenging to meet the demands of the public. Modernizing your data through an efficient cloud program can help, but where do you begin?

Knowing that you need to meet customer expectations but not having the technology to do so can put plenty of pressure on your development teams and operation as a whole. To choose the right cloud program for you and determine whether you can entrust the cloud with your current systems, you’ll have to ask yourself a few questions.

Avoid Downtime

The cloud program you choose should help you avoid downtime at all costs, whether planned or unplanned. You want to avoid poor interactions with customers at all costs. While systems are expected to go down now and then, is your platform of choice able to help you deal with that?

Unexpected Spikes

Will your cloud platform of choice be able to help you handle unexpected spikes in traffic? Most cloud platforms, Azure included, are set up to help avoid customer complaints regarding poor working performance. You need a platform that will not require you to pay for a large amount of storage that you might not need in the long run, and Microsoft Azure is very customizable.

Expansion

The cloud platform you work with should assist you in expanding to regions beyond your average reach. With modernization and growth, new business should come, and your new platform must assist in that expansion. Azure will also give you access to the legacy systems that you’ve come to know and depend on, which is comforting to business owners of all sizes.

Secure Data

Regardless of your business type, you have got to keep your customer data (as well as your own) as secure as possible. Your cloud platform should go above and beyond to ensure that your data stays clear of jeopardy and Microsoft Azure is well respected in terms of security.

Azure: A Deeply Trusted Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that more than 90% of fortune 500 companies rely on to monitor, upgrade, and secure their data. Azure was constructed from a cloud-first standpoint, which means that the platform knows how to deliver exceptional value to your customers regardless of where you live in the world.

Azure gives business owners on a global scale the comfort of knowing they no longer have to worry about performance or capacity. The platform allows you to scale up and down whenever needed without jumping through various hoops and financial commitments.

Your development team can easily tailor Azure to your operational needs, alerting you to performance issues and configuring your applications to scale up and down on their own, according to demand. When you use Azure, your customers will have consistent app availability, as the platform uses built-in automatic patching and backup and security and monitoring.

Azure is available in more than 140 countries, allowing you to put your data where your clientele resides. Overall, the platform has become essential to helping various businesses see sustainable and substantial growth quickly. The availability of Microsoft Azure is unparalleled, and if you’re considering a data modernization (and you should be), it’s time to seriously look into your options with Azure.

The Importance of Modernization with Azure

Moving your data to a cloud platform with the capabilities of Azure is sure to streamline your business processes over time. Of course, the modernization of data takes time, and it’s crucial to maintain a line of open communication with your team. When substantial changes take place, communication is vital to avoid confusion.

Data modernization can take your company to the next level, skyrocketing you to levels of growth you may never see otherwise. Now is the time to take advantage of the fantastic possibilities Azure has to offer.

By

Rajesh Prakasam

VP - Engineering

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