Transitioning to Microsoft Azure in 2023

With improved internet connections being more readily available and the introduction of more flexible working, the case is being made for cloud-based infrastructure instead of just on-premise systems whether this is hybrid or full cloud.

There are many potential benefits to moving to Microsoft Azure infrastructure in 2023 and on, and we will cover some of those below:


Azure can save you money

There are potential cost savings to be had due by moving infrastructure to the cloud. Your server hardware becomes virtual instances in the Azure cloud meaning no more server hardware replacement costs. You spec your Azure infrastructure based on your requirements now and only pay for what you need and use.



Azure infrastructure can be scaled up (or down) to meet your current requirements. This means you can quickly increase resources as required ie for a new project or increased staff through business growth without having to upgrade or replace costly physical server hardware.


Disaster Recovery

Azure cloud infrastructure can remove single points of failure for any business. As everything is hosting in the cloud you are no longer reliant on your in-house server hardware, or internet connection – especially important when your business is spread over multiple sites. As everything is held on shared hardware infrastructure within the Azure cloud then no single piece of kit can bring everything down. And in the event of a disaster within your server instances recovery is quick.


Remote Working

There are various ways of connecting to data in Azure. You can utilise VPN services to dial in from a remote device, or an entire site similar to current remote office working. There are options for Azure based virtual desktops or RDS servers giving low latency access to databases where required.


Hybrid Azure

There is a potential for phased Azure migration, with businesses utilising a mix of on-premise existing kit integrated seamlessly to Azure allowing services to be moved in an appropriate manner to suit the business – it doesn’t need to be an all or nothing solution which can then fit better around your business needs.



Azure included DDOS protection against targeted attacks on business internet-based services. There are also hosts of information protection options available to protect you and your data.