Microsoft Azure is one of the world’s fastest growing public clouds1. Renowned for its AI and machine learning capabilities, Azure has been embraced by businesses across the globe to turn ideas into innovation and create extraordinary experiences for customers. In fact, 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on Azure2.
For all its advantages, change is rarely easy: moving to Azure can be complex, and many organisations still struggle to realise true value from its elastic pay-as-you-go IT services. How do you ensure that you’re not paying too much for cloud? How do you know which workloads to transition, and when? And, once you’re there, how do you get the most from Azure’s powerful suite of tools?
Data#3 is here to support your Azure journey. Our Azure team proudly holds the most local certifications for Azure in Australia. With deep expertise and a Microsoft partner since 1994, we are Microsoft’s only Australian partner to have obtained both the Azure Expert Managed Service Provider and Azure Modernisation Factory competencies.
75% of customers are paying too much for Azure. Of those customers, some are overspending by as much as 70%.
Explore how we can support your Azure journey below, or get in touch with an Azure expert today.
Many of the organisations we work with have exercised caution, starting out with established cloud applications like Office 365, or trying infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for some workloads. Others have gone all-in. No two cloud journeys are identical, with many choices depending on compliance obligations, risk profile, existing infrastructure investment, availability of skills, and organisational culture.
Data#3’s cloud experts recognise that understanding your organisation’s cloud profile is essential to knowing what workloads to move to the cloud, which cloud service is right, and when to transition. Our consultants are also skilled at managing the human change that comes with adopting new cloud workloads.
Data#3 uses a five-step approach to assess your application inventory prior to considering workload transition to Azure. The five Rs are rehost, refactor, rearchitect, rebuild or replace. If you’re already using Azure, it’s most likely that you’ve used the rehost approach with your IaaS lift-and-shift into Azure. The next step in your cloud adoption is to modernise your rehosted applications.
As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, Data#3 has unparalleled competencies in Azure, licensing, system integration and managed services. With deep experience across all Microsoft clouds – including Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics – we help customers design and implement modern architectures built to meet the demands of business today.
Our validated five-stage pathway to cloud success has been proven to successfully guide and support customers throughout their Azure journey. The Five Stage Pathway to Cloud Success begins with a clear plan – covering everything from network connectivity to security. From there,, it moves into migrating and optimising workloads for cloud; and then taps into advanced services to drive true digital innovation.
At every stage, we draw on our deep expertise and advanced Azure certifications. Aligned to Microsoft’s Well Architected Framework and the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) methodologies, we are able to offer proven, consistent and repeatable services at all stages a predictable price model.
Data#3 is proudly an Azure Expert MSP: our services have been rigorously tested and audited against Microsoft standards. We also hold advanced specialisations in Windows Server and SQL Server migrations to Azure.
We are the only Australian Microsoft partner with a 100% success rate in this test, and have been selected to provide Azure migration services for Microsoft.
Data#3 holds the most locally-earned Azure certifications in Australia – including the Azure Elite program with Microsoft’s Azure engineering team.
When you engage Data#3, you get an Azure A-team, every time!
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1. IT Brief: global cloud market grows-33% in q3-2020 to 36.5 billion
2. Microsoft: What is Azure
3. IDC, Inc. (October, 2018). IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2019 Predictions
4. OpsRamp, Inc. (2018). The OpsRamp Cloud Skills Survey. [PDF]