Azure is a technology platform that allows you to develop computing and data storage tasks in the cloud across a network of secure, Microsoft-managed datacenters. With Microsoft Azure, you can complete cloud computing tasks at any scale and on-demand using a pay-as-you-go plan. Azure is the ideal cloud computing service for small and midsize businesses, giving them the computing power of much larger organizations without the need to invest in server hardware or a large IT staff to manage it.
Why Microsoft Azure is a Good Fit for You
Digital transformation is key to staying competitive. Technology is constantly moving forward, and with PEI’s Azure and cloud computing services, you can be too.
Azure supports several different tools and open source technologies like Linux, Java, and PHP Web applications. With Azure, you won’t be forced to choose between housing your data or operations internally or migrating to the cloud. You can take advantage of Azure’s hybrid capabilities to maximize your cloud computing investment where it makes sense for your business.
Pricing and Scalability
Azure helps businesses reduce overhead costs associated with data storage, server maintenance, and networking—costs that are especially hard on small businesses. Azure’s pay-as-you-go pricing means you only pay for what you use. And if your business changes tomorrow, it’s easy to change the scale and scope of your Azure solution.
Protection and Security
Security and Privacy are built into the Microsoft Azure Platform through Azure Security Center, giving you complete visibility and control over security threats. Azure uses industry-standard protocols to encrypt data in transit and at rest, and Azure’s compliance coverage is more comprehensive than any other cloud provider, meeting a range of international and industry-specific standards.
Looking to Move to Azure or Need Azure Support? PEI Can Help!
As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Partner
PEI has achieved the highest certification for delivering Microsoft Azure Support and Azure Cloud Computing services. With our highly experienced team of Azure experts, PEI is perfectly positioned to help you with the following cloud services:
Azure Assessment and Planning
We can help you determine which Microsoft Azure features align with your business goals and how compatible your current IT landscape is with cloud computing.
Hybrid Cloud Migration and Management
PEI’s team of Azure experts can create and manage your hybrid environment to ensure that your migration to the cloud and cloud computing is successful and seamless.
We can integrate your on-premises Active Directory with the Azure Active Directory to secure access to the applications you use and increase the effectiveness of managing users and groups.
Cloud Integration Services
Let us configure all of your applications to share data in the cloud to help maintain your data integrity and increase efficiency and mobility for your employees.
Azure Support, Monitoring, & Managed Services
PEI provides full production support and management for your Azure environment with access to local 24/7 help desk services for any issues that arise.
PEI’s Microsoft Azure Services
Remote Desktop Services
Azure RDS allows you to run applications and desktops in the cloud, which helps you reduce costs by consolidating your infrastructure and enhances your security by ensuring your data is not stored on vulnerable hardware. With Remote Desktop Services, you can give access to Windows apps and data from any device or location. And, Azure’s flexible deployment options mean you can choose from on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid solutions.
Get the computing power of a large enterprise without the enterprise-sized bill. Azure Virtual Machines are an ideal cloud computing service for small businesses, allowing them to grow without expanding their physical presence. Plus, they are billed by the minute, meaning you only pay for what you use. If a server fails, data can be instantly migrated to another platform—at no extra cost. Virtual Machines can be Windows or Linux, and you can host them in the cloud or as part of a hybrid solution.
Azure Backup offers unlimited scalability, protecting limitless data for up to 99 years with 99.9% service availability. With Microsoft Azure, your data is covered no matter where you store it: your data center, a remote office, or in the cloud. You need continuous access to your data, and with incremental backups, shorter recovery times, and data encryption both in transmission and at rest, you can rely on your data being up-to-date, accessible, and secure.
Data Backup can keep your data safe, but when downtime occurs, you need a plan to keep your operations running. Azure Site Recovery allows you to automate your protection and recovery processes to quickly orchestrate recovery. You can protect all your major workloads, not just your critical ones, while eliminating the added costs associated with managing multiple datacenters. Azure also offers continuous health monitoring.
Learn about Azure Backup, Disaster Recovery, or Infrastructure as a Service!
Experience Microsoft Azure and Build Your Cloud Strategy with Azure Everywhere.
Explore the value of Microsoft Azure for your business with the Azure Everywhere program. PEI and Microsoft are partnering up to help you experience Azure workloads in your own environment through funding from Microsoft.
You can work with our Azure architects to provide training for your IT team, build a roadmap for your cloud journey, build a pilot environment for your business, or plan a custom Azure engagement while Microsoft covers part or all your assessment costs.
With the nearly limitless capabilities of Azure, you can increase your computing power and agility, streamline operational expenditures, or develop new offerings.
Choose from Thousands of Azure Capabilities to Build a Workshop:
- Azure Active Directory
- Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
- Azure Enterprise Applications
- Azure Compute (IaaS)
- Azure Backup
- Azure Site Recovery
- Azure Networking (VNets, VPNs, Load balancers, and more)
- Microsoft Intune
- Windows Autopilot
- Operations Management Suite (OMS)
- Azure Information Protection
- Azure Automation & Desired State Configuration
- Azure DNS
- Azure App Service
- Application Insights
How You Can Take Advantage of Azure Everywhere
Contact us today to get started building a workshop that can show you the value of Azure for your business!
Assessment and Mapping
Work with PEI to assess your current on-premises environment and prioritize which of your workloads are the best fit for the cloud and where Azure fits in with your business objectives. Then we’ll evaluate readiness, perform a thorough cost analysis, and build a custom migration strategy for your environment.
Use the Azure Everywhere program to get your IT team up to speed on managing and administrating a cloud environment, so you can ensure your business is getting the most from your cloud infrastructure.
Pilot or Proof of Concept
Experience your own workloads in Azure to discover the benefits and test out new capabilities without the risk of officially migrating. Like what you see? You can turn an Azure Everywhere pilot or Proof-of-Concept into your production environment at the end of the program.
Architectural Design Session
Work with our Senior-Level, Gold-Cloud-Certified Azure architects to design Azure workloads and infrastructure that takes your business to the next level while considering the unique parameters of your environment.
See if You Qualify for Microsoft Funding on your Workshop.
Contact us to get started building an Azure Everywhere engagement.
Get Started with These Azure Everywhere Workshops or Build Your Own
Azure for Iaas
Extend your datacenter to the cloud.
SQL on Azure Iaas
Run, Backup, or Archive your databases.
Azure for Paas
Use Azure as your development platform to build or customize cloud applications.
Web and Mobile App Dev
Develop a Modern Cloud Solution to target mobility, web, and API applications in Azure
Operations Management Suite
Manage backup and disaster recovery in Azure.
Linux and Open Source Software
Extend on-premises workloads using Linux on Azure.
Power BI and Advanced Analytics
Optimize your data to experience powerful insights through data visualization.
Microsoft Azure Managed Services
PEI’s Managed Services provides full Azure support and management for your environment. Use our Azure support and never have to deal with an Azure problem on your own. With helpdesk support available 24/7, a PEI engineer will always be available to ensure your system is running correctly.