April 8, 2020 - News

Modernising with Azure: The Key Tools and Platforms

Key Microsoft Azure Tools and Platforms

The Microsoft Azure platform provides a vast range of tools and platforms that can be utilised, applied and implemented in order to deliver Application Modernisation.

Why are the tides changing in favour of modernising existing IT investments as opposed to full replacement with a ready-made solution such as COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) or SaaS.? There are many answers to this question, but many businesses have learned (many through trial and error) that:

  1. The amount of time it takes to retire legacy applications and move many users/customers over to a new product to achieve a more modern, agile and fast solution can ironically be a painstakingly long process once you have moved over all the required data and carried out the necessary customisations. Meanwhile, it’s quite common for organisations to run two parallel applications at the same time when undergoing a modernisation activity
  2. Small incremental improvements can be applied to modernise aspects of a legacy system now that weren’t achievable 10 years ago, largely due to the vast amount of very accessible innovation and tools available

The Microsoft Azure tools and platforms cover infrastructure, data, security and application and allow either targeted or more comprehensive application modernisation to take place.

With the ability to leverage game-changing technologies and the latest innovation, Azure is an excellent platform for organisations to modernise their existing applications.

It’s important to note that modernising in Azure doesn’t necessarily mean that applications have to move upfront to Azure – certain elements of the application can be moved to the Cloud in a targeted manner, creating a hybrid solution. This also provides organisations with a roadmap for change, creating flexibility for modernisation on-premise, with a view to moving to Cloud in the near future.

Below is a comprehensive list of the tools available within Azure

Modernise With Azure

Version 1’s unique methodology for modernising applications while exploiting the capabilities of Microsoft technologies is highly beneficial to enterprise organisations seeking a strategic and outcome-focused approach to Application Modernisation. ‘Modernise With Azure’ offers a natural continuation to your Application Modernisation Roadmap outcomes and provides a structured path to bringing your digital vision to life.

About Version 1

IT service provider and Microsoft gold partner Version 1 specialises in digital transformation, enterprise cloud, data estate modernisation, legacy and application modernisation. Version 1 has over 20 years’ application experience, and major public sector organisations and enterprises across the UK and Ireland partner with Version 1 to transform, migrate, run and optimise mission-critical applications on Azure. Operating in the arena of Microsoft services since 2006, Version 1 is one of the most accredited Microsoft partners across the UK and Ireland. Find out more about Modernising with Azure by downloading our datasheet here.

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