The success of Microsoft Azure is largely due to the fact that the cloud service has grown tremendously to become a vast collection of integrated cloud components, from analytics and storage to databases and networking. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Azure is completely integrated with the Microsoft Stack. As there are over 80 million active business users per month on Office 365 alone, moving to Azure is a very logical choice for IT professionals looking to choose a public cloud platform.
But the biggest challenge for IT decision makers isn’t really deciding between Microsoft and other cloud providers — it’s how to tackle the migration itself. While the beauty of Azure is that it offers a myriad of services and capabilities, this also means it can pose a very complex hurdle. The technical challenges and feasibility alone can be enough to scare organizations away from even attempting a move. And beyond the time and resources that go into the migration, IT professionals must also consider the cost of maintenance that follows.
Most of time, the idea of a magic fix in IT is a far-fetched pipe dream…but in this case, there’s actually a solution. IT automation platforms for Azure can take all of the heavy lifting and complexity out of the process, and make it simple and easy to provision, configure, and manage entire Azure environments. The result is that organizations can benefit from all the extensive benefits of Azure and a global public cloud environment without all of the hassle. These solutions are truly removing the barrier to entry when it comes to migrating to Azure.
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