Moving applications designed on local area networks for traditional client-server environments to the public cloud can be intimidating. Many organisations find the move offers minimal business value, leading many to move their workloads back to an on-premises infrastructure.

Hosting applications in public clouds overseas might seem cost-effective. The complexity of migration, fundamental design differences, and even straight incompatibilities between legacy applications and hyper-scale public cloud platforms, however, often end up causing operational difficulties and increased cost. 

What seemed like a great strategy for future growth could stumble when the pitfalls of distance strike. Users discover that applications developed for low-latency and fast corporate internal networks perform badly in the cloud.

Some of that can be fixed with network optimisation, but many production environments are not optimised to be cloud hosted. Continue reading to see what makes Azure Stack Hub the leading cloud service for app developers and more.

How Azure Stack Hub makes migration easier

Azure Stack Hub shares almost all the code base with Microsoft Azure. It means that developers and IT staff can build applications once and then deploy them on-premises or in public clouds. Storing your apps in the cloud offers a wide range of significant benefits.

Developers can use Azure Resource Manager to create, update, and delete virtual machines and networks, storage, web apps, databases and more to create reusable templates for on-premises and cloud-native apps.

Doing this opens the possibility of DevOps implementation across hybrid environments—a key benefit of Azure Stack Hub.

The freedom to focus on a single technology, with no re-architecting of apps, can make all the difference when your organisation is chasing time-to-market advantage and reducing costs.

With the hybrid cloud, the transition to the public cloud can be seamless as and when it fits your organisation. Production workloads can be trialled and moved one at a time rather than all of it shifted in one go.

Azure Stack Hub offers secure, reliable content delivery with a broad global reach. It's all about bringing the cloud to you, at the location you want rather than you having to move your applications to the cloud.

This approach lets you keep the existing applications that power your business on the platforms where they were designed to run. At the same time, the hybrid cloud lets you consume cloud services locally and allows your organisation to modernise its business applications with a lower risk of disruption.

Hybrid cloud can keep applications and data close to users for when responsiveness really is a must. This could include industries that use process control automation, which is extremely sensitive to latency.

When extra capacity and resources are needed for applications, hybrid clouds can burst through to public clouds for temporary boosts in processing power.

The hybrid cloud is now

Curious about the hybrid cloud and the extraordinary potential of Azure web services? We're ready to talk Azure Stack Hub with you. Book a ‘no obligation cloud consult’ session with one of our cloud transformation experts.

Read our guide to understand how Azure Stack Hub can help your business and realign your digital strategy.

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