Azure

Get started on your Microsoft Cloud journey with Transparity

Microsoft CSP Provider and Gold pureplay partner

Whether your environment is on-premises, co-located or provided via a legacy private Cloud platform, Transparity’s technical experts will ensure that your move to Azure is well planned and stress free. As a leading direct Microsoft CSP Provider and Gold pureplay partner, we use the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework to ensure a smooth migration. And with our experts achieving the elite Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Windows and SQL Server Migration, you can be certain your organisation’s digital transformation is in safe hands.

In addition to Azure migration, Transparity offer a number of Azure Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) Managed Services, ranging from services available to all customers via our Cloud Management Platform, to our best-in-class Premium Support Service.

Azure migration

As a principle, Transparity follow the guidance set out within Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). This framework encourages the consideration of a number of areas over various stages to ensure that standards are aligned with accepted best practices when moving or creating resources in Azure.

The framework covers various stages from defining a strategy to managing and governing the migrated workloads.

Migration implementation phases overview​

Our migration approach focuses on the five main areas of migration implementation:

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Define strategy and objectives​​

Transparity start the migration journey by understanding your requirements and desired outcomes in detail to ensure migration projects provide value across all business areas, including Governance, Commercial, Technical, Security, Access and Risk.

Scoping and
design

We’ll gain an understanding of your workloads in technical detail to ensure that once moved to Azure, they provide the performance you require whilst reducing management overhead and optimising costs. We also use this phase as an opportunity to understand your internal skilling and Cloud Operating Model to ensure you can support the workloads once migrated.

Implement a Landing Zone

This phase includes the creation of Azure services that provide the foundations for your migrated workloads whilst ensuring best practices are followed and implemented against common design areas, such as Networking, Identity, Governance, Security, Operations and Disaster Recovery.

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Migrate workloads to new Landing Zone

Workloads are migrated into the previously-created best practice Landing Zone based on a Migration Plan and objectives taken from the initial phases to ensure success.

Optimisations

Once your workloads are moved and running in Azure, we’ll work closely with you to ensure each workload is tested and optimised for Security, Cost Management and Governance, providing you with confidence as you continue on your Microsoft Cloud journey.

Azure Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) Managed Services

Our position as a leading direct Microsoft CSP provider and pureplay Microsoft partner allows for the provision of your Microsoft Azure infrastructure environment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. This offering incorporates a range of value-added services as standard – such as inclusive support, monitoring, and patching – collectively known as our “Azure CSP Managed Service”. We are developing rapidly through the supply of market-first value innovation; specifically, inclusive value-added services and a high-quality engagement as standard.

As well as the key features available to all Transparity customers, we offer three disparate Managed Services tiers:

Available for customers via our Cloud Management Platform:

  • Centralised cost management and insights, including consumption monitoring, workload/environment management and breakdown, cost projections and budget recommendations
  • Support incident visibility and SLA monitoring/insights
  • Cloud management: submit provisioning requests, power and schedule management, centralised tag management
  • Role-based access control
  • Simple setup and deployment, no cost/resource footprint within your environment

Standard

All key features, plus the following:

  • Unlimited, all-inclusive telephone, email and remote support during business hours (8am-6pm Monday to Friday)
  • Support covers your Azure platform and operating environment, provisioned workloads and services, Microsoft Operating System, and applications
  • Access to Technical Lead resources to assist you with technology strategy and planning
  • Monitoring and alerting during business hours, plus proactive remediation of alerts
  • Automated patching, including remediation of failed patches
  • Guaranteed SLAs as low as a 1-hour response for business-critical incidents
  • Inclusive Service requests
  • An assigned Service Delivery Manager (SDM) for incident escalation

Advanced

All features in the Standard tier, plus the following:

  • 24×7 inclusive support (based on call handling, with escalation as needed)
  • 24×7 monitoring, alerting and resolution
  • A designated Service Delivery Manager (SDM)
  • Quarterly Service Management review
  • Managed Server patching
  • SSL Certificate Monitoring & Management
  • Quarterly Cost Management Optimisation & Alerting
  • 5 inclusive Change Requests per month

Premium

All features in the Advanced tier, plus the following:

  • Inclusive Consultancy activity, including Strategic Advisory Consultancy and Education & Advisory Workshops
  • Disaster Recovery availability and testing
  • Backup validation and restore testing
  • Monthly Service Management review
  • Monthly Cost Management Optimisation & Alerting
  • An additional 5 inclusive Change Requests per month (10 in total)

Customer Case Studies

Transparity helped HomeServe to leverage the Microsoft Cloud further and plan the consolidation of their multi-Cloud environment into Azure.

Transparity worked with YMCA Bournemouth to modernise their IT systems and migrate their on-premises & legacy systems to the Microsoft Cloud.

Why Transparity for Microsoft Azure?

Direct Microsoft CSP Provider

Entrust your CSP licensing to Transparity and take advantage of our inclusive, enterprise-grade CSP customer benefits. You’ll gain access to in-house expert support, receive proactive monitoring of your Azure platform, get security monitoring via Microsoft’s Azure Security Center, and much more.

Azure AMP Partners

As part of our Windows and SQL Server Advanced Specialisation, we are one of a small handful of UK partners who have access to the Azure Migration Program. Unlock access to tools to simplify your migration and lower costs, including specialised training, best-practice guidance and subsidised services for eligible customers.

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework

Transparity closely follow the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure migration, which outlines best practices for your move. This means that not only can you be confident in the knowledge of our consultants, you can be assured that our migration activities are of Microsoft standard.

Additional Azure solutions

Complement your Azure platform with our guidance on a range of additional services. From Windows Virtual Desktop to enable remote working, Azure Backup & Disaster Recovery, and Identity Management with Azure AD, our consultants have the skill to implement the solutions that will work for you.

Want to know more?

Talk to Transparity about a complimentary consultation, where we’ll discuss your organisation’s specific needs. Whether you require ad hoc support or need to fully outsource your support and want a technology partner you can trust, we’ll show you how our experts will take care of your environment so you can take care of your staff and customers.

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