Azure Cloud is the hosting platform run by Microsoft, and is one of the heavy hitters in the cloud hosting world. Migrating your server or application to the cloud using Azure means you get access to more than 200 applications and 1,000 technical capabilities, all built on open-source computing that allows you to customize to the needs of your developers and utilize existing code.
At Brewer Digital, we offer Azure consulting services to help with the following tasks:
- Serverless computing
- Cloud storage
- Database support
- Networking & content delivery
- Container orchestration
- Front-end development (web & mobile)
Unique Features of Azure
The most common reason to choose Azure over AWS has to do with your existing software stack. If you’re already heavily invested in other Microsoft services (such as .NET, Windows Server, or SQL Server), then making the move to the Azure Cloud is a no-brainer.
Azure also has a wider selection of app deployment tools than its main competitor AWS, making it simple to virtually send your app to a variety of servers. While it’s younger than AWS, the other top cloud hosting platform run by Amazon, Azure benefits from its open source coding that leaves it open for a variety of uses:
- PaaS (Platform as a Service)
- SaaS (Software as a Service)
- Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service)
Our Azure Consulting Services
Brewer Digital’s Azure consulting services focus on providing support in maintaining, operating, and improving your existing Azure system. Once you’ve already migrated to the Azure Cloud, you can hire our software consultants to help out with the following common tasks:
Common Azure Consulting Tasks
- Fix a server if it goes down.
- Create a new server for a new or existing service.
- Fix a broken database.
- Configure automatic code deploys.
- Fix an SSL issue.
- Fix a DNS issue.
- Increase the size of a server.
- Implement auto-scaling for an application.
- Setup and configure permissions.
- Setup a virtual private cloud (VPC).
- Deploy a containerized service (usually via Docker).
For software stacks already operating within the Microsoft ecosystem, a migration to Azure is relatively simple. However, migration difficulty will always depend on the complexity of the application(s) and/or server(s) that are being migrated.