Hosting Dynamics in Azure: Should You Make the Move?
As Microsoft has rolled out their Lifecyle policies for Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL, moving to cloud-based solutions has become more frequent. But many clients are not ready to make the move – their Dynamics solution has worked well for several years and migration to a new ERP solution is a large undertaking. At the same time, they would like to avoid the costs associated with maintaining, patching, and general upkeep of their servers.
If you are a Dynamics user looking to keep your current system’s functionality and extend its lifespan, hosting your software in Microsoft Azure may be the solution for you. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, offering a range of cloud-based services and tools that can enhance your Dynamics experience by offering many of the benefits of the cloud while keeping you on the solution you are familiar with.
One of the main benefits of hosting Dynamics in Azure is that it provides the main benefits of a cloud solution, in that it eliminates the costs associated with hosting a datacenter, such as maintenance and upgrades. Backups are automated, and you will have a greater level of security. You will gain Microsoft’s team of experts who will constantly monitoring for potential threats and vulnerabilities. You will also enable your workforce to securely work from anywhere, at any time.
In addition, hosting Dynamics in Azure opens up a world of cloud-based tools and services that can help improve your organization’s efficiency and productivity. For example, Azure offers advanced data analytics and reporting tools that can provide valuable insights into your business’s operations. This can help you make more informed decisions and improve your overall performance.
If your organization is not ready to part with your on-premise Dynamics, hosting in azure can provide you a range of cloud benefits while continuing to utilize the current ERP functionality you will rely on.