Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. With 54 ever expanding regions, 70+ compliance offerings, and fast feature delivery, Microsoft caters for all your requirements now and in future. Whether migrating your datacentre to Azure, or extend Azure to on premise using Azure Stack for a consistent Hybrid Cloud, it provides the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network.

Introducing Metaphor Azure Engage

Metaphor IT’s Azure Engage program is designed for SMB and Mid-Market companies who are looking to take advantage of Azure capabilities to kick start the transition to the cloud. This is a 3 step program to establish a route into Azure with basic connectivity, identity management integration and essential support services.

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Metaphor Azure Readiness Assessment

Many of the businesses we talk to are in different phases of their Journey to the cloud and many have faced unforeseen challenges. As cloud target operating models are vastly different, it is important for companies to work alongside experienced Microsoft Cloud Service providers like Metaphor IT to guide your digital transformation to the cloud around proven strategies and approaches for Cloud adoption and/or migration of remaining and challenging workloads. Metaphor IT simplifies and removes the risk from your Azure migration to deliver cloud success for your organisation.

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Azure Based Desktops and Apps – Proof of Concept

With hosted desktops and applications from Metaphor IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud technologies, you can reduce your infrastructure dependencies and deliver Virtual Workspaces with the flexibility and agility your business needs.

As both a Citrix and Microsoft Specialist Partner, Metaphor IT will work with you to deliver a proof of concept to experience the benefits of Citrix Cloud and Azure Based Desktops.

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Windows and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support

Migrate your SQL and Windows virtual machines and get three more years of security updates after EOS at no additional cost in Azure with Metaphor IT, and upgrade when you are ready.

Microsoft has announced End of Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on 14 January 2020, and Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end even sooner, on July 9, 2019.

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