Azure Cloud Migration Services

Move your workloads and apps to the cloud and transform your organisation using Microsoft Azure

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Migrate to Public and Hybrid Cloud with Trustmarque

When it comes to cloud adoption, choosing the correct path for your organisation can be difficult. With rising costs and greater demands on datacentres, organisations have growing support needs to develop and implement their cloud strategies.

Our Microsoft Azure migration services find and deliver the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions to best fit your needs. From assessing current on-premise and cloud environments to building and executing a clear migration plan to help you achieve greater flexibility and agility.

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Start your datacentre migration to Azure with Trustmarque

Using best-practice methodologies, we assess your infrastructure and applications, plan and design the migration, and implement a consolidated, flexible, and resilient server environment.

By choosing to work with us, you will have access to our depth of experience in procuring, building, deploying, and managing Azure solutions. We have successfully achieved cloud migration for many customers across the public and private sectors. We will help you adopt cloud faster.

Design and migration for your Azure migration is based on Trustmarque’s open-source reference architecture, Cloudmarque. The infrastructure design and build process is automated where possible using Azure DevOps and Infrastructure as Code. We use a tried and tested set of tools to automate migration to ensure a smooth experience that minimises risk.

Once migration is complete, we can support you through our range of Azure Managed Services including Cloud Teaming and the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme which simplifies procurement and services.

Examples of our cloud migration work

NHS Trust Azure Virtual Datacentre & SQL PaaS Migration
July 2020

Overview

A Trustmarque and Microsoft collaboration to design and develop an appropriate Azure environment for an NHS Trust to migrate priority SQL databases approaching end of support.  Drawing on Trustmarque’s deep knowledge of the healthcare sector and expertise in Microsoft Azure datacentre deployment, to ensure best practice migration in line with the latest NHS Digital blueprints for cloud-based design, security, and implementation.

About the customer

The NHS trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in England, employing more than 15,000 members of highly skilled staff and serving one million residents. The Trust’s internationally renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer, and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients nationwide. The Trust is heavily involved in and committed to international research to push the boundaries of health and surgical procedures. Each year the Trust works on around 1,000 clinical trials with many different organisations throughout the world.

About the project

The Trust is undergoing significant infrastructure modernisation as part of its journey to hybrid cloud. As part of that strategy, the Trust has spent a lot of time and effort on due diligence, including an assessment review of its entire IT infrastructure. The findings identified various security risks in unsupported operating systems and SQL servers. It also highlighted that many SQL servers were underutilised.

The Trust decided to migrate some of these SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure to determine the viability of a wider migration programme that would reduce the on-premise estate. The vision was to transform their SQL workloads from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS) to achieve the cost reductions and operational savings of consolidating in Azure public cloud.

Because the Trust has a complex IT environment with different operating models and varying needs across the organisation, it was crucial they work with a partner who could understand the complexities and dependencies to create a datacentre that is “fit for purpose”. There were three key considerations in selecting a partner: to guarantee security was at the heart of the project; ensure alignment to the principles and blueprint set out by NHS Digital; and leverage best practice methodologies from Microsoft.

Large Services organisation Windows Server Migration to Azure
July 2019 

Overview

A Trustmarque and Microsoft collaboration to develop a virtual datacentre environment and Windows Server migration to Microsoft Azure for a Local Public Services provider. The customers on-premise, private cloud datacentre was migrated to Azure as part of a cloud-first strategy.

About the customer

The Local Public Services provider delivers a wide range of specialist services to local authorities, schools, academies, and other public sector organisations in the UK. Their services include IT and digital transformation, customer management, finance, property development, regulatory services, education support, and back office processing. The organisation employs approximately 150 staff in the UK.

About the project

The Local Public Services provider is on a journey to achieving a cloud-first approach to its digital transformation. Part of that vision is to redesign all datacentre infrastructure with a view to migrating on-premise workloads to the cloud.

Within the last two years, the organisation began to refresh its datacentre. The process involved building a new service comprising of Windows and Linux virtual machines, which were hosted on dedicated on-premise hardware within its datacentre.

They recognised the benefits of migrating those environments to public cloud, including greater cost savings, scalability, and agility. The organisation determined Microsoft Azure could provide the freedom and flexibility needed to offer additional services, removing the long lead times associated with expanding or modifying legacy on-premise infrastructure.

The customer needed a strategic partner to help manage the design, build, and deployment of a virtual datacentre in Microsoft Azure – to provide the consultancy and technical expertise needed to manage a complex end to end migration. And as such, they recognised Trustmarque’s extensive experience in helping customers to adopt Azure public cloud and to reap the benefits of infrastructure modernisation.

Our Approach to Azure Migration

We utilise a tried and tested approach to improve your Microsoft Azure adoption and datacentre strategy. It is designed to meet the exact needs of your business to give you the right services at the right time, no matter where you are in your cloud journey.

We will:

  • Understand your current challenges, business objectives, and why you want to move to cloud
  • Assess your existing IT environment and applications
  • Use the assessment results to identify workloads that are suitable for immediate migrations, those that need to be upgraded before moving to Azure and those that are better suited to a private or hybrid cloud environments
  • Create a timeline and roadmap for migration and deployment to Azure
  • Implement Azure DevOps, Cloudmarque and automated migration tools to ensure agile, tailored and risk-free migration
  • Introduce managed services which can include: Cloud Teaming, APA FastTrack, CSP/Cloud-ESP
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Why choose Trustmarque for your Microsoft Azure Services?

Our expert team of cloud architects and Azure specialists remove complexity and uncertainty to simplify your Microsoft Azure adoption. We remove the risk of an unstructured migration process to ensure you benefit from your technology investments and maximise the return.

With a 30-year strong relationship with Microsoft, including a wide range of gold accreditations, we are perfectly placed to help customers succeed with Azure. Furthermore, Trustmarque’s Cloud Services team has a wide-ranging and complementary set of skills, which includes infrastructure and solution architects and BI and Analytics specialists. We draw on their expertise, skills, and capability to transform our customers’ journey to the cloud.

Make your move to Azure with Trustmarque

If you’re planning your migration to Microsoft Azure or already on that journey, contact us for a consultation to find out how we can help.