Explore the Benefits of the Azure Migration and Modernization Program
Now more than ever, businesses are moving to the cloud. That trend will continue to grow with organizations looking to drive faster app innovation, optimize infrastructure costs and enhance security posture.
Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular choices for organizations moving to the cloud with users benefiting from speed of service, enhanced flexibility, integrated delivery pipeline, disaster recovery and bolstered security.
MSPs are also reaping the benefits of Azure by meeting their customer’s needs in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. MSPs can further drive their business’s growth through the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP).
What is the Azure Migration and Modernization Program?
Simply put, migration can be complex. To help alleviate the customer’s risks and help them get started on their migration with confidence. Azure Migration and Modernization Program was designed to help simplify and accelerate the journey to Azure.
What are the Challenges Businesses are Working to Overcome When Moving to the Cloud?
Both migration and modernization to the cloud have several complexities in common when it comes to digital transformation.
Common examples include:
Cash flow challenges – This includes cash flow challenges not just for customers, but also their entire ecosystem (e.g., suppliers, distributors, end customers). Moving CAPEX TO OPEX helps make a PNL predictable by paying only for what is consumed.
Cybersecurity threats – Customers are feeling more vulnerable to attackers with a dispersed and hybrid workforce.
Scarce IT budgets/resources – Customers are reporting the need to free up IT budget to invest into other parts of the business that may need it more
Rapidly scaling web apps and infrastructure to meet surge demand – Several industries such as healthcare and retail have been seeing a surge in demand. They are finding that their existing systems and solutions just can’t keep up.
Why are Businesses Choosing the Azure Migration and Modernization Program?
The Azure Migration and Modernization Program AMMP enables MSPs to help to accelerate their customers cloud journey with the right mix of best practice guidance, resources and expert help at every stage. Here are some of the key ways in which such acceleration is possible:
Enterprise-grade infrastructure for less
Future proof your business and IT – be it remote workforce productivity or on-demand scale – by moving to enterprise-grade, highly resilient cloud infrastructure. This includes 60+ global regions with multiple resiliency options including Availability Zones, plus the affordability to pay less for such reliable infrastructure -- AWS is 5x more expensive for Windows and SQL Server. Also, Azure Automanage improves workload performance and uptime through simplified management of Windows Server and Linux. SQL Server IaaS extension delivers automated management, patching, and backups for SQL Server VMs on Azure.
Faster innovation with a fully managed platform
This is crucial by enabling customers to focus on modernizing their application portfolio to meet business demands of today and tomorrow. Customers can use a highly productive platform and PaaS services – while leaving the operational burden to their MSP. For example, you can move your .NET and Java apps to Azure App Service and Azure Spring Cloud which include built-in scalability and high availability. Customers can also use Azure SQL to deliver always up-to-date SQL in the cloud while being fully compatible with SQL Server.
Trusted cloud security
Customers can count on Azure security to help safeguard business assets and data in Azure, with a team of more than 3,500 global cybersecurity experts and over $1Billion in cyber security investments.
Azure hybrid cloud solutions help customers manage across environments as they plan and execute their move. With Azure Arc, customers can consistently manage, secure and govern workloads that are sequenced to move later or not ready to move yet.
Why Partner With Ingram Micro?
Ingram Micro has a unique and deep expertise with Microsoft Azure. For a third consecutive year, Ingram Micro has earned Microsoft’s coveted Azure Expert MSP (Managed Service Provider) status for 2022. Ingram Micro is also the only indirect provider to earn such certification.
You can make the most of Microsoft’s cloud offerings with a distribution partner that specializes in Microsoft Solutions. Our dedicated team of Microsoft champions, our extensive portfolio, our platform, our programs and our commitment to customer success is what differentiates us from anyone else in the market. Not only that, but we also offer several promotions, certifications, learnings and much more.
Ready to grow your business with the power of Microsoft Azure?
Written by Elja van de Stolpe
Published on November 21, 2022
Elja van de Stolpe, Cloud Marketing Manager, Strategic Vendor, Ingram Micro Cloud
Elja leads the marketing strategy in the Benelux for Ingram Micro Cloud. She helps identify the best solutions for common technology challenges, translates these into effective marketing plans and campaigns and connects with technical and sales gurus in the cloud field.