To Azure Or Not To Azure


Microsoft Azure is a cloud service that allows your business to build a portion of your tech environment in the cloud.

Need an app in the cloud? Go Azure.

Need storage in the cloud? Go Azure.

Need to compute in the cloud? Go Azure.

Azure’s got you covered.

Microsoft Azure is a great place to build your tech environment

But there’s a catch.


I’m currently working with a client that has a core part of their tech environment built on Azure.

The environment itself was built by their former tech provider.

Somethings were done right.

Others not so much.

Some of the selections made by the former tech provider have resulted in higher service costs.

And that’s not good.

And so we’re making a few changes to help reduce costs.

While at the same time—correcting some technical missteps.

On The Topic Of Cost

All in all, this client pays a decent amount for their Azure services.

A small server in their office could easily fill the need.

But they chose to go cloud for a reason.

At least that’s what they were sold.

That decision, and the data behind it is the key as to why Microsoft Azure makes sense or not.

And so, without understanding the data.

The cost is unjustified.

This week I’m going through the data, the requirements and reasons for Microsoft Azure, to help make sense of the decision.

Don’t get me wrong.

I’m a huge proponent of the cloud.

But it has to make sense.

Yes, sometimes that will mean paying a little more for some tech in your business.

With the justification and the understanding that it favors your business.

It’s not unusual to find a business that’s been forced into a technical decision that favors the tech provider and not them.

This may be one of those situations.

As I like to say sometimes…

We shall see.

Building your tech environment in the cloud is a great way to go

The ability for you and your staff to compute from anywhere is a plus.

The reliability, recoverability, and security you gain is a plus.

But it has to make business sense.

And very often, it does after the necessary due diligence.

Is your business ready for Microsoft Azure?

We shall see.