Migrate with confidence to the Cloud
In this article about the benefits of Azure Cloud Solutions, Cloud Solution Architect Pieter de Bruin gives his vision on the latest developments in agile development and the benefits of development on Azure Cloud.
Switch to the cloud
Many progressive companies have taken the step to the cloud in 2017. A cloud environment is easier to manage, maintain and update than an infrastructure with VMs. The new Dedicated Azure team, of which I am a part, helps Microsoft's major customers with this switch. With a group of fifty specialized employees, we ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Your own advisor
The companies often work together with Microsoft already for a long time. They use Windows and Office and have Microsoft services on premise. They became customers when Microsoft was still working with separated sales teams and consultant teams. Now that is different: technicians have a dual role in which they fulfill both roles. For management this means a permanent consultant for both purchasing and technical questions. For developers this means a fixed source of information for technical support, which regularly visit the company. By working together as specialists, you achieve the optimal result faster.
Step by step
This works very well for both parties. Especially because the step to the cloud goes at the company's own pace. What you can do with Microsoft on premise is also possible in Azure. Moreover, you can choose what you put in the cloud and what you prefer to keep in your own data center through the hybrid cloud solution. If a company makes the switch to the cloud, then the entire infrastructure within Azure can be automated via Puppet. Do you work as a progressive developer with Docker containers? No problem, Azure takes over the standards of Docker, so you do not have to put work arounds in place to put your containers in the cloud.
Peace of mind
Microsoft has always supported Open Standards and actively contributes in the field of open source. For example, Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio Code are now open source, which was unthinkable a few years ago. The company actively participates in the development of Linux and is one of the largest contributors to Github. By welcoming many different platforms, you can easily store everything at Microsoft. And you can take it with you again. That freedom gives peace of mind and that is exactly why customers remain. It is a real relationship.