Microsoft Azure

The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life – to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.

What is Microsoft Azure?

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Our expertise in MS Azure, as demostrated by our Silver Partnership status, means that we can help you to develop your cloud infrastructure for apps, servers, services, databases, and virtual desktops. We will start with a review and build a bespoke solution for your business.

  1. Azure can host any apps, data, databases and services that would otherwise be held on a customer’s server or within a private data centre. As such, it allows for organisations to go fully cloud without sacrificing those services which cannot be replaced by existing cloud offerings, such as Microsoft 365.
  2. Services are charged per hour, with discounts available for 12 or 36 month commitments
  3. SITOC can design the most efficient and cost effective environment for services to reside in Azure
  4. SITOC can migrate your existing services to Azure and provide ongoing monitoring/support as required

Hosting your Apps &
Services in Azure

Virtual Desktop

Azure virtual desktop, known as Windows virtual desktop until recently, can help to reduce the cost, complexity and time typically associated with providing remote desktop access to employees. Meet the challenge of modern hybrid working, while securely extending remote access to users/contractors via personal devices.

Azure virtual desktop provides a consistent remote access experience for users and even supports audio for the use of services such as Teams. Users simply access their desktop and associated apps via a web page or preinstalled agent from any device. Times of access for each user can be pre-defined. You can also specify which apps/data/services each user should access.

Speak to SITOC about your remote access challenges and see how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Services are charged on an hourly basis and is based on the functions required. SITOC can help to estimate your monthly running costs using the Microsoft Azure calculator.
SITOC can help evaluate your current setup for cost optimisation. It may be the case that savings are possible by using alternative services, or in return for a longer term commitment (known as Azure reserved instance).
All Azure servers are encrypted at rest and communications to/from the platform are protected by VPN.

Customers can choose their data centre location for Azure hosting, typically this is defined as UK South and UK North.

Yes, Microsoft fully support the migration of existing Azure setups, meaning that SITOC can provide your Azure services as part of our overall managed service solution.