Written by Chhavi Nijhawan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing
Did you know you can lower operating costs by 40 percent1 when you migrate Windows Server and SQL Server to Azure versus on-premises? Furthermore, you can improve IT efficiency and operating costs by 53 percent by automating management of your virtual machines in cloud and hybrid environments2. To maximize the value of your existing cloud investments, you can utilize tools like Microsoft Cost Management and Azure Advisor. A recent study showed that our customers achieve up to 34 percent reduction in Azure spend in the first year by using Microsoft Cost Management3. To learn more about how to achieve efficiency and maximize cloud value with Azure, join us at Securely Migrate and Optimize with Azure digital event on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 9:00 AM–11:00 AM Pacific Time.
When migrating to the cloud, consider that Windows Server and SQL Server perform best on Azure. Using managed Azure SQL Server in the cloud can help maximize performance and value. Azure SQL meets your mission-critical requirements up to 5 times faster and costs up to 93 percent less than AWS3. Additionally, you can cost-effectively retire legacy workloads that are reaching end-of-support by reducing your technical debt in a secure way with free Extended Security Updates on Azure for Windows Server 2012/R25. Plus, save up to 85 percent over the standard pay-as-you-go rate by bringing your Windows Server and SQL Server on-premises licenses to Azure6.
Maximize the value of your existing cloud investments by controlling cloud spend, improving workload efficiency, and optimizing workload costs. Microsoft Cost Management helps you understand your Azure bill, provides data analysis to costs, sets spending thresholds, and identifies opportunities for workload changes to optimize your costs. Azure Advisor provides personalized best practices for you to optimize your Azure workloads. Use guidance within the Cloud Adoption Framework and Azure Well-Architected Framework to ensure your teams follow Microsoft best practices for cost optimization throughout the cloud journey.
Drive market differentiation and emerge stronger with intelligent apps infused with AI. When you modernize using App Service you get built-in infrastructure maintenance, security patching, and scaling so you can quickly build apps instead of managing infrastructure. Production-ready cloud AI services enable you to infuse intelligence into your cloud apps and drive new efficiency and market differentiation for common business processes and unlock new scenarios with Azure AI.
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