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Azure Consulting

Drive innovation, improve agility and scale effortlessly with Azure services. Leverage Ensono’s extensive Azure expertise to build your cloud-first strategy.

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Accelerate innovation with Microsoft Azure.

Ensono is an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Gold Certified Microsoft Partner of over 15 years. Ensono’s Azure consulting experts help private and public sector organizations with complex IT  infrastructure transform from legacy infrastructure to newer, more efficient hybrid models. Let Ensono help you make the most of your Azure experience — with optimized processes, lower costs, improved performance, and security and governance. We stay on the cutting edge of Azure’s cloud services and solutions so you don’t have to. Every business has different cloud needs, and our Azure consulting services are customized for your unique applications and business goals.

Ensono’s advisory and consulting practice includes assessments and services to maximize your business objectives.  We start by assessing your existing environment, then help you understand your options. After that we identify, develop and deploy solutions that help you achieve smarter business outcomes to fully leverage the innovation and flexibility of the Azure public cloud, Azure GovCloud and SAP on Azure. Ensono does the planning, migration and optimization required so that you can focus on core business tasks.

  • CheckmarkWide-ranging assessments of your existing environment
  • CheckmarkTCO analysis
  • CheckmarkTransformation planning
  • CheckmarkCAF guidance
  • CheckmarkWell-Architected Reviews
  • CheckmarkHealth checks
  • CheckmarkMigration (including mainframe and midrange)
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Flexibility

Ensono is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Direct Partner, acting as a single point of contact for all Microsoft and Azure managed services. This model enables us to offer continuous fully managed service with flexible terms, allowing you to avoid lock-in and freely move applications between environments. With CSP, you only pay for what you use and can access shorter-term commitments.


Hybrid support and visibility

Public cloud agility is an essential part of hybrid cloud environments. Ensono makes it easy to manage applications across platforms, from mainframe and IBM i, to hybrid, public and private cloud. Our IT insights platform, Ensono Envision®, provides a one-of-a-kind combination of people, processes and technology to give you a single view and broad visibility into your data center, infrastructure, applications and cloud environments, including Azure. Ensono’s experts have built automation into these services that provides deep visibility and a wealth of insights into what is happening in your cloud.


Improved governance and security

According to Flexera, security and governance are two of the top three cloud challenges in 2021.1 Don’t let a cloud first strategy put security and governance last. Lack of visibility, control and expertise can present risk to your organization — more specifically, its governance controls. Ensono’s Azure consultants can design and deliver a secure, compliant Azure environment tailored to your regulatory and compliance requirements.

1 Flexera, 2021 State of the Cloud Report

Simplify and streamline even the most complex migrations to speed innovation and broaden your capabilities.

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Escalating costs

Organizations self-report that 30% of their cloud spend is wasted.2 Cloud pricing structures can be difficult to decipher and you are probably not taking full advantage of Azure cost optimization opportunities like Azure Reserved Instances, Spot Virtual Machines, transition to PaaS service and migration funding programs. Avoid lock-in and unlock savings with Ensono’s flexible consumption-based pricing.


2 Flexera, 2021 State of the Cloud Report

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Performance and operational excellence

Our consultants are leading Azure specialists who assess your current IT and build a strategy that prioritizes fast, reliable performance, helping you bring it to fruition through our end-to-end cloud migration framework. Ensono’s hybrid cloud and multi-cloud expertise sets us apart from other managed service providers and gives you unparalleled cross-platform expertise, meaning that no environment is left unoptimized. Backed by decades of public cloud, private cloud and data center experience, we assess your environment to craft an Azure strategy that accelerates your transformation and improves performance.


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Best practices

Ensono’s Cloud Center of Excellence has been delivering Microsoft solutions for global clients for more than 15 years and can provide the expertise to build environments based on best practices across the board to keep your organization efficient, optimized and secure.


Never let your cloud settle at “good enough.”

With Ensono’s proven Cloud Transformation Framework, we assess and design your target cloud environment, migrate your assets using Azure expertise, then help you run and continuously innovate your cloud environment.

Enable reliable operations.

Ensono’s offering provides you with a comprehensive understanding of what Azure can do for your business, including services like the Well-Architected Review, SAP on Azure, Citrix and Azure Virtual Desktop. Through an overview workshop and a wide array of assessments on your current environment, we can work together to form a strategy, create a cloud architecture target and design, as well as deployment and application piloting.

Continuously automate migration.

We then create a repeatable process that automates the migration of applications and workloads to Azure when you need it. It includes a tiered cost model based on complexity, assigned engineers, bi-weekly application migration timeslots, project management, and DevOps and consultancy support.

Optimize your cloud investment.

Ensono can help you optimize your Azure cloud investment and improve your applications’ performance. Microsoft introduced the Well-Architected Framework to provide technical guidance at a workload level to discover available resources and tools to architect and optimize workloads for success. The framework aligns across five pillars of architecture excellence: Cost Optimization, Reliability, Security, Performance Efficiency and Operational Excellence.

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