Windows Server and SQL Server perform best on Azure
Did you know you can lower operating costs by 40 percent 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 environments
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 AWS.
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/R2
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 Azure
Many SMBs still have part or all of their Windows Server and SQL Server infrastructure on-premises. Many are exploring moving the balance of their infrastructure or part to the public cloud. Azure is the best destination for Windows Server and SQL Server workloads. Azure offers the most comprehensive mix of technology, best practice guidance, programs, and tools to securely migrate datacenters to the cloud. Customers gain the best TCO versus any other cloud, optimized and supported by continued product innovation, built-in AI, and hybrid and multicloud management. They can take advantage of the security and reliability of Azure, supported by mission-critical infrastructure they can trust to run their business.
Maximize the value of your existing cloud investments
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
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.