Improve operational efficiency, reduce overall IT costs and adapt to market needs more quickly.
Benefit from any time, anywhere working, encourage business continuity and avoid business disruption by leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud.
The changing business landscape has led many businesses to re-evaluate the ways in which they manage themselves. One of the main considerations that are now at the forefront of this discussion is enabling and optimising remote working.
When re-evaluating how to manage your businesses, it is important to consider if transitioning from managing onsite servers for Sage 200 Professional, to having your solution managed in the cloud, is the right path for you. Those who host their data on the cloud see their operational efficiency improve, they reduce overall IT costs and they are able to adapt to market needs quicker. However we also understand that cloud hosting is not the right solution for everyone, so for more information about our on-premise options please click here.
What is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud-computing platform that customers can use to deploy their Sage 200 Professional products, and store company data securely, in the cloud. Azure users can create VMs, host ISVs, deploy third-party applications, store data, and run high-performance computing (HPC) workloads from anywhere at crazy-fast speeds.
Why move to the cloud?
As your company grows you no longer need to worry about ordering new data servers. This also means that you will never have to pay to maintain more data servers than you need as the company expands in new directions.
Benefit with anywhere, anytime access to your Sage solution. Plus, cloud providers like Azure can back up company data so your business information is always accessible no matter what the weather or impending disaster.
Drivers, like greater workload flexibility, better server utilization rates, and more energy-efficient infrastructure, all make public clouds more cost-efficient than enterprise-owned data centres.
Large public cloud companies such as Google, AWS and Azure are investing in sustainable cloud infrastructure. This means that you can be sure that you are also investing in sustainable cloud infrastructure.
Key Benefits Sage 200 hosting on Microsoft Azure
Easy migration to the cloud
- You don’t have to retrain all your employees on a new BMS solution to move to the cloud! You can simply migrate your data to Microsoft Azure in less than a day and keep business moving.
Say goodbye to server maintenance
- Microsoft Azure’s cloud hosting services boasts 99.9% uptime*. (Source: SLA Summary for Azure Services). Azure is trusted by businesses and governmental agencies across the world thanks in part to their world-renowned reliability.
- You can still integrate your Sage 200 professional with other desktop and/or on-premise application
Save on IT costs and headaches
- By deploying your Sage 200 product in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about maintaining hardware, service personnel, or inconsistent contracts with IT providers.
Affordable remote access for all Sage 200 Professional users
- This means their staff can sign onto Sage 200 Professional from their homes, the office, or on the go. Customers benefit from a recognised big brand cloud provider that they can trust with their data at an affordable price – Microsoft Azure is trusted by 95% of Fortune 500 companies. (Source: Microsoft Blog).
*These figures are provided by Microsoft and show the historical uptime of their hosting services.
If you would like to know more about Sage 200 hosting on Microsoft Azure, please use the enquiry form or call 01332 587515
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What is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud-computing platform that customers can use to deploy their Sage 200 Professional products and store company data securely in the cloud. Azure users can create VMs, host ISVs, deploy third-party applications, store data, and run high-performance computing (HPC) workloads from anywhere at crazy-fast speeds, thanks to Azure’s world-class infrastructure and technological capabilities.
Is Microsoft Azure good for only large, enterprise businesses?
No, Microsoft Azure is a great fit for any sized business.
What exactly does Microsoft Azure do for my Sage 200 Professional solution?
Cloud providers like Microsoft Azure are responsible for the physical hardware needed to store the software infrastructure of Sage 200 Professional and keeping that hardware running and up to date. Cloud providers also store files, databases, and company data that are generated by Sage 200 customers.
How does Microsoft Azure compare with other hosting services in terms of price?
The hosting services customers buy vary depending on their needs, and cloud hosting providers typically charge for their services at a variable price, depending on usage.
What compliance and security protections do I get with Microsoft Azure?
Azure is a world-class solution with a large repository of compliance information. To get more information on Azure’s compliance and security technology, please click here to access their security and compliance documentation.
Why is Sage partnering with Microsoft and not Google or AWS or other cloud provider?
Sage has a long history of working with Microsoft and this is just another chapter in this evolving partnership. Sage 200 can be hosted on any cloud provider and this partnership does not stop us from pursuing other strategic partnerships in the future.
Can customers who have Sage 200 Professional switch to Microsoft Azure hosting?
Yes, customers who currently use Sage 200 Professional may choose to switch their hosting from their current on-premise solution to Microsoft Azure. Please contact us for more information on this.