Microsoft’s Azure Cloud is a flexible, secure, cloud solution on a monthly subscription, making it the latest utility where you can increase or decrease use according to your business needs – never replace/upgrade servers again!

Flexible infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is your IT server(s) on the Cloud, offering flexible infrastructure which can grow with your business and adjust to seasonal busy/quiet times. More space, speed, more servers? No problem!

No Capital Purchases

Azure’s subscription based service means that you can be up and running in hours and pay for what you need when you need it, upgrading or downgrading as you wish without large capital spend. 

Worry Free IT!

You don’t worry about your electricity and with Cloud based IT you don’t have to worry about your systems – Microsoft and Wharncliffe manage it for you – IT is now just another utility.

World-class flexible infrastructure for your business

Traditionally businesses have had to install servers in their offices and provide the ongoing management of these internally or via a third-party, with Microsoft Azure’s Cloud computing platform this can now be replaced with server(s) that simply operate like a utility – takes as little or as much as you need, and pay for what you use! And it’s flexible, quickly increase performance during busy periods or as your business grows, and reduce it in seasonal lows or when business slows. 

With IT delivered as a utility, managed by Microsoft and Wharncliffe, you can stop worrying about it, data is secured off site all of the time, protected by state of the art resilience usually reserved for major enterprises, accessible securely from practically anywhere, backed up automatically, and monitored and managed by Wharncliffe.

And, with no physical equipment to purchase and set-up you can be up and running in hours. Wharncliffe’s inhouse experienced engineers can configure an Azure server quickly and easily, and install the relevant applications, and provide you access.

Azure’s flexibility also makes upgrading and migrating much simpler, lower risk, and less disruptive. An existing server can be duplicated (or a new server created), tested, and then users moved over to it when ready – the old server is then shutdown and eventually removed.

What’s more you can mix and match Cloud based IT with existing internal infrastructure – it’s not all or nothing. Many clients opt to run new applications/versions of Sage 200, Sage CRM, Realitex200 etc on the Cloud whilst keeping existing local servers for other application work, gradually moving these over to the Cloud when their infrastructure needs replacing.

With Microsoft Office 365 you can also move your email and Office applications onto a Cloud infrastructure, further simplifying your ongoing business management and IT systems. Find our more about Office 365 from Wharncliffe here.

Features of Azure

Multiple Servers

Whether it’s one server for your main business application, separate servers for separate applications, or a test server for an upgrade, you can add and remove servers when you need them.

Easy Upgrades

Azure’s an ideal environment for running test servers or setting up new servers for upgrades. Simply set-up a new server, carry out the tests/migration, then close the old one!

Reslient Infrastructure

Being Cloud based, Azure provides the additional resilience which comes from your servers running on world-class, highly secure, data centres with a range of failover measures in place.

Off-site Data Security

No more worrying about local system backups and storage of backup media, your data is always off-site in a secure location, with regular automated backups.

Expertise at hand

With tens of years’ experience in IT infrastructure, and specialist inhouse Azure expertise, you can be assured of the help and advice you need when needed.

Access from anywhere

Being Cloud based, Azure gives you access to your business applications from practically any internet connection, anywhere, at anytime!

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