Today, both application development and modernisation involves a journey to the cloud – be it hybrid, public or private cloud applications. Ballard Chalmers delivers software engineering in the cloud and is committed to developing on the Azure Cloud Platform, to drive efficiency and provide the widest choice of intelligent services for our clients, as you transform the way you do business.

Azure Application Development

Ballard Chalmers develops, re-engineers, deploys and manages enterprise applications in the Azure cloud. This suite of comprehensive services enables speed to market, scalability and future-proofing for business-critical applications.

We provide expert help in:

  • App Services – fully managed, scalable development platform.
  • Functions – for serverless event-driven applications.
  • Logic Apps – integrate applications, define workflows, automate business processes.
  • Service Bus – the communication backbone between applications best practice.

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Azure Serverless Computing

Serverless Computing allows applications to be developed and deployed with no reference to actual servers. The days when a physical computer need to be commissioned and Windows installed and configured, were followed by Virtual Machines, which were a great innovation but these were still servers that needed to be patched, backed up and managed. Serverless computing goes beyond this and the code is now deployed to Azure Functions, Logic Apps, App Services, etc all of which are fully managed by Microsoft, reducing ongoing maintenance costs and flexible scaling to meet demand.

Azure containers

Azure also supports Containers, such as Docker, which are the latest form of virtualization; lightweight virtual machines that contain parts of larger applications and can be rapidly deployed and managed independently to deliver microservices architecture. Containerised applications can be developed and managed faster with Azure. Ballard Chalmers uses containers to isolate software from its surroundings and provide non-conflicting environments across teams.

We provide expert help in:

  • Container Registry – store and manage containers images in a central registry.
  • Container Service (AKS) – quickly provision clusters of containers across environments.
  • Docker – leading container platform that is truly independent between apps and infrastructure.

Azure Databases

Ballard Chalmers extensive database expertise means that unlocking the potential of your data regardless of location is pre-built into our DNA.

Azure SQL Database

Ballard Chalmers extensive database expertise means that unlocking the potential of your data regardless of location is pre-built into our DNA.

Azure Cosmos Database

The intelligent, relational cloud database built to accelerate application development and improved productivity with SQL tools. Fully integrated graph T-SQL language extensions help users find patterns and identify relationships, while also allowing MongoDB, Cassandra and Gremlin support.

For global distribution and horizontal scale, Ballard Chalmers can deliver:

  • Mission-critical globally distributed applications.
  • IoT – instant and elastic scale.
  • Real-time personalisation and recommendation.


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Azure Storage Solutions

Azure offers a range of versatile and highly scalable storage options for structured and unstructured data. Ballard Chalmers match application needs to the right storage solution and delivers you a flexible pay-as-you-use solution.

We provide expert help in:

  • File – simple and inexpensive, lift and shift distributed cross-platform file system.
  • Disk – enterprise-grade, low latency high throughput storage with automatic triple replication.
  • Blob – cost effective for massive volumes of unstructured data.
  • Queues – asynchronous message queuing for large-volume cloud services.

Azure Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Ballard Chalmers is committed to building next-generation applications, and through the Microsoft Azure Platform we can deliver an enterprise-grade AI infrastructure and services to support your reasoning, understanding and interaction insights today and tomorrow.

Our expert team can help you with:

  • Machine Learning – learn from data and experiences and take action based on the newly learned behaviour.
  • Cognitive Services – bring advanced intelligence into your applications and websites, utilising the vast data Microsoft holds on images and text to provide easy to develop insights.

Azure Identity Management

In a world of global collaboration and sharing, Ballard Chalmers can support your users’ identity and access management needs via Azure Active Directory.

Azure Active Directory

  • Protect and manage employees’ identity.
  • Single sign-on Protect sensitive data.
  • Enable employee self-service.

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Protect and manage customers’ identity

  • Create login experiences in minutes.
  • Protect each customer’s identity.
  • Create an identity experience across mobile and web.
  • Scale to hundreds of millions of customers and billions of authentications per day.
  • Easily utilise existing accounts from Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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