Since its launch in 2010 Microsoft Azure has grown to become one of the worlds largest cloud computing services. With multiple benefits of cloud adoption companies are looking to see how a move to the cloud could help them and also how they would manage such a project. To manage a transition to the cloud many businesses opt to work with a cloud partner to ensure the project is professionally managed and to minimize the risk of downtime or security issues.
For this reason when making your decision on which Azure company to work with you should consider the following
Are They A Microsoft Azure Partner?
The first step to consider during your selection process is are the company you are considering working with a partner of Microsoft? Being affiliated as an Azure Partner is a symbol of trust and speaks volumes about the quality of the service you are likely to receive. Azure Partner’s tend to have managed multiple projects and have demonstrated their best-in-class capability within a Microsoft Solution area.
Lanmark: We are proud to have been an Azure Partner for over 3 years holding the highest status of being a ‘Gold’ partner.
How Many Years Experience Do They Have?
Cloud computing is still a very young industry with key platforms such as AWS and Azure still having not reached their tenth birthday. With their quick rise in popularity and subsequent demand for services many ‘cloud computing providers’ are popping up all over the world. The issue with this is that many can be inexperienced and lack the expertise to manage larger more complex projects that require specialist skills to ensure both data security and downtime is managed effectively.
Lanmark: With over 20 years of technology experience you can be sure you are working with one of the best in the industry.
Are They Effective Communicators?
When managing a cloud computing project communication is imperative to its success. Being able to quickly call someone to discuss a key issue or sitting down face to face with a team to outline the project as a whole should be a key factor in your decision process. The last thing your business needs is an Azure Company with a flashy website that outsources a lot of the work abroad to a different time zone and are impossible to get hold of during working hours.
Lanmark: We’re based in central London with a team of certified Microsoft engineers ready to talk you through your migration process. To prove it, give us a call and see for yourself! 020 7123 4910
Do They Have Good Reviews Or Case Studies?
Be wary of an Azure company that shuns away from case studies or reviews from clients. Reviews and case studies are marketing gold and companies that are not showcasing them are either terrible marketers or simply do not have the experience nor quality feedback to put on show. Moving to the cloud is a complex and detailed process that needs to be managed by someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. Be sure to check their reviews and case studies before proceeding and don’t be afraid to ask for a reference from an existing client before you proceed.
Lanmark: We’ve worked with industry giants such as TM Lewin and Joe Public and are fortunate to have a five star rating on Google Reviews.
Do They Offer You An Azure Demo?
A free consultation or demo is a great way for you to gain a vital understanding of what Azure is and how it can benefit your business. It allows the Azure company you are considering working with to show their skill set and gives you a chance to get to know your point of contact. If they won’t offer you a free consultation or demo – beware!
Lanmark: We offer a completely free Azure demo with one of our team. To book a demo you can call us on 020 7123 4910 or email us to schedule a time that works for you.
As one of London’s longest serving technology consultancies we are proud to offer fully managed Microsoft Azure services. To learn more and to get know our team please give us a call on 020 7123 4910 or email us a time that suits you and we’ll be in touch.