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By Wendy McQuiston, Director of Microsoft Professional Services, Logicalis US

Have you truly adopted a “cloud-first” approach to your organization’s growing IT infrastructure needs?

While some compute functions are still best managed on premise, an extensible hybrid cloud IT strategy can deliver a more cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model that increases the agility needed in a modern workplace while decreasing capital expenditures.  And while many CIOs know this, they’re struggling to develop a roadmap that cautiously moves key workloads to the cloud.

At Logicalis, our goal is to support your cloud-first vision by using our expertise with Microsoft Azure to help you move your infrastructure to the cloud. With Azure, we can take those workloads that have traditionally resided in a data center, taking up server rack space, requiring cooling and cabling and on-premise maintenance and management, and move that into the cloud, shifting your financial model from a cap-ex to a more cost-effective and agile pay-as-you-go op-ex model.  To do that, we have expanded our own cloud-first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities to enable us to offer our enterprise customers the assistance they need to migrate key workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Microsoft is fostering this cloud-first shift by turning to experienced partners like Logicalis to help customers develop their strategic roadmaps to the cloud.  It’s critical that you feel comfortable that the software and hardware choices you are making today will align with your organization’s emerging cloud-first plans – and that those plans will correctly support your business and financial goals.

Because Logicalis has a history of marrying IT solutions with its customers’ business goals, we’re perfectly positioned to be your trusted advisor along this journey.  And, by helping you assess the various infrastructure and software solutions you already have in place as well as those you’re considering for the future, we can help you knit together the best hybrid solution to meet your business objectives.

Today, some of the most strategic applications for cloud-based IaaS solutions include ISVs creating Azure workspaces, “lift and shift” solutions that deliver Azure backup and restore options to customers in a wide array of vertical markets, and hybrid cloud solutions for your IoT, DevOps and automation needs – all of which can be packaged with Logicalis’ professional and managed services.


Want to learn more? Transforming your infrastructure to adopt a cloud services model is not a simple journey; learn what it takes and discover where your organization is along the road toward IT transformation. Our cloud, your cloud, someone else’s cloud – which is right for your organization? Read about Logicalis’ cloud solutions for software providers, then find out how Logicalis has expanded its Cloud Solution Provider relationship with Microsoft. The relationship between business and IT has changed, and that means the relationship between IT and its core platforms must change too; read about this shift in this downloadable paper, “IT by Wire: Delivering IT at the Speed of Business”: