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What Should I Move to the Cloud?

There are many organizations like yours that are trying to figure out how to take that first step into the cloud this year. Maybe it will help to hear what we are seeing our customers make the highest priority as they are moving into the cloud.

Below are the 3 highest priority workloads of our clients:

1. Big Data and Analytics

This is a good place to start. It’s not necessarily about having tons of data, but it’s about wanting to get more flexible in how they are analyzing that data. Companies are using things like HDInsight, Spark, Azure Machine Learning, Python R, etc. and they want to bring all that together. There are lots of those skills available in the market and is easy to pick up in Azure.

2. Moving Servers into the Cloud

Many companies are making an infrastructure migration into the cloud a priority. In doing so, they get their data into the cloud so they can start modernizing that architecture and workload. Some can’t do big data until they get their data there.

3. Data Warehousing and BI

Definitely one of the best workloads for the cloud because of things like Azure Data Factory. We get a lot more flexibility there. It gives us opportunities to scale out and scale performance, as well as integrating Azure Blob Storage and bringing data in without modeling it.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].



  • Adam Jorgensen is the VP of Professional Services, Data & Analytics at 3Cloud. They help companies like Exxon, Microsoft, the NFL, and Tesla achieve their ultimate Azure experience. Adam is a "40 under 40" winner for his influence in technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership. He has written over a dozen top-selling books on data strategy and has spoken to thousands of audiences. He also leads several charitable and non-profit groups.

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