How we can help you with migrating applications to the cloud
Our expertise is in Microsoft enterprise technology. With a focus on Azure for the cloud, supporting all aspects of cloud migration of enterprise business systems.
A key factor in our Azure migration expertise is a solid foundation in the Microsoft on-premises enterprise platform stack; specifically, .NET, SQL Server and BizTalk Server. We understand each of these technologies implicitly. And this knowledge helps us to better understand how such applications will perform when deployed in a VM cloud environment, or re-engineered for Azure, using services such as Azure App Services, Azure Functions, Azure SQL Databases or Logic Apps.
We understand when systems can be migrated as they are and when they need be refactored to gain all the cost and performance benefits that the cloud offers. Transitioning your applications to the cloud requires careful planning, strategy and execution and we are fluent in the processes required for successfully doing so.
Our consultants and developers are individually Microsoft Certified for their skill-sets, which means we are well placed to unravel any complexities along the way. We know that cloud migrations for some systems take longer than others, and plan for hybrid scenarios accordingly.
Then once you are in the cloud we can help you continue to evolve your applications and optimise assets with the latest in Azure services. We understand the potential to reduce support overheads with serverless-based applications and the capabilities of burstable VMs to ensure that you pay for the services that you use, not that sit there being under-utilised.
If your organisation is ready to gain competitive advantages such as higher efficiency, greater flexibility, lower costs and better performance for your applications and services, let’s talk!
Ready to talk? Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help migrate your enterprise applications to Azure
Your Cloud Migration Journey
Analyze your existing architecture and requirements for cloud migration
- Understand your in-house skills, goals and limitations
- Decide on compliance and security targets
- Create a migration strategy
- Determine if a POC is required
- Establish dependencies and risks
- Get agreement from stakeholders on the roadmap and necessary resources
Create a custom Azure environment to meet your requirements
- Design compliant and secure Azure reference architecture
- Build a Minimum Viable Cloud
- Execute controls for security and compliance
- Connect 3rd party tools (as required)
- Integrate your CI/CD pipeline
- Prepare your cloud to scale
Have your application go live on the Azure Cloud
- Test your application on the cloud
- Refine your application as required
- Pass over applicable data to your in-house team
- Establish the correct tool for data migration
- Build a Migration Factory to migrate to Azure in stages (large projects only)
- Hand over to you/run your Azure as a Managed Service
What you will get
An approach to cloud migration that’s right for you
Expertise to avoid migration pitfalls
Experience to unravel any migration complexities
Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud?
Public Cloud: In the public cloud IT services are delivered across the Internet. The service can be free, subscription-based (depending on resources consumed) or freemium. The cloud vendor is completely accountable for developing, handling and sustaining the computing resources shared between tenants across the network. The biggest advantage of a public cloud solution is its high elasticity and scalability.
Private Cloud: In the private cloud, the cloud solution is devoted to a single organization. The data centre may be located on-premise or off-site (owned externally). The resources are delivered via a secure private network and not shared with other clients. The private cloud is completely customizable and so can meet unique business and security needs. The biggest advantage of the private cloud is the security and unique enterprise capabilities.
Hybrid Cloud: In the hybrid cloud, the infrastructure is a mix of public and private cloud solutions, and applications and workloads share the resources. The resources are usually established as an integrated infrastructure environment. The details vary based on the organization’s policies on security, performance, scalability and rates. The biggest advantage of the hybrid cloud is the cost-efficiency of access to additional computing capacity on a short-term basis.
Ballard Chalmers: Top Cloud Consulting Company
Why Ballard Chalmers
Heritage:We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. We have over 30 years’ experience of building custom software and can readily claim to be cloud pioneers.
Expertise:As software engineers we are technical problem solvers. This is what we do.
Microsoft Gold Partners:Only the top 5% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft competencies and Gold demonstrates best-in-class capability. We have met extensive technology requirements and demonstrated expertise through rigorous exams.
ExperienceWe have long track record of successful cloud migration of applications, and have helped hundreds of organisations with this service.
Moving our Global ERP System from an on-premises solution to a Cloud hybrid solution presented some technical challenges during design and implementation phases. Ballard Chalmers consultants provided the skills and expertise needed to successfully complete the project. We are extremely happy with the end result and the service provided by Ballard Chalmers.
Head of IT EMEA and Global Networks, Imagination