Microsoft Azure PoC

Microsoft Azure Proof of Concept (PoC)

Microsoft Azure Proof of Concept services, designed to help you experience the benefits of Azure before committing to a full implementation.

De-risking Microsoft Azure

Cloud services have become an integral driver of success for many organisations. Microsoft Azure provides businesses likes yours with the freedom, agility and scalability to succeed. While many organisations want to take advantage of these benefits, we understand it can be daunting to embark on a large-scale cloud project.

This is why a Proof of Concept (POC) offers real value to organisations. Our 5-Day POC allows you to evaluate Azure with a small-scale partial implementation – or to focus on a particular area you want to explore.

We’ll work closely with you to build a POC, which can be used as a project business case, to gain company buy-in, or to minimise project risk, time and cost — allowing you to make informed decisions before committing to a full project.

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Experience the benefits of Azure with your systems and data

Key benefits of our Azure POC

  • Low Risk

    A POC allows you test your requirements and goals on a tightly defined area without having to commit to a full-scale project. The insights gained from a POC will allow you to make informed and validated decisions to decide whether to embark on the project or not.

  • Low Cost

    As well as reducing risk, a POC involves a very small cost and allows you to determine whether the project will be suitable before your organisation before committing to a large upfront project cost.

  • Tangible Benefits

    Experience how Azure will work and what it will look like for your organisation by seeing it in action, which will provide much more value over extensive documentation or discussions. At the end of the POC, you will have a real, working setup with your own data and information so that you can review it yourselves.

  • Build a Business Case

    A POC allows you to demonstrate the business value of adopting Azure services to the board and directors and gain staff buy-in.

How it works

  1. Discovery call

    Initially, we’ll discuss your areas of interest with regard to Azure and any identify any concerns that your business may have. Our main goal from our discovery session will be to gain a clear understanding of your overall aims with Azure and the areas that you are most interested in exploring or have the most concerns around.

  2. Consult

    We will advise you on potential solutions and approaches; if there a multiple approaches that could be considered then we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of you, so that we determine the best approach together.

  3. Define scope of work

    As a POC focuses on a small subset of your systems or a tightly defined project scope, we will create a Scope of Work together to outline objectives and clear deliverables. We want to ensure that the final POC provides the insights you require to determine your next steps, so a clear scope allows us to define the exact aim of the POC.

  4. Build

    Typically, we will propose that a subset of the company servers are used for the POC, moving these to the cloud in order for testing to take place. This will be done under the same conditions that you’d use when implementing a full-scale project. By completing the work on just a small area, you can quickly see how it would work—without the costs associated with a full project.

  5. Review

    After the five days, we will demonstrate the key functionality of what we have built and tested; we’ll ensure that you’re ready to explore the architecture and cloud environments that have been established. We will give you access to the deployed POC to give you a chance to review and use a real working setup with your data and information.

  6. Move forward

    After you have had time to evaluate the POC, discuss internally and determine your next steps, we will speak to you to establish how you wish to move forward. If the POC does not show you the results you were after, then we can work together to refine the scope; if the POC showed that this was not the right solution for your organisation, then you have the peace of mind that this was easily determined without committing to a large-scale project. If the results do meet your objectives, then we can work with you to complete the full project using the findings from the POC to shape the project kick-off.

Azure POCs

Examples of Azure POCs

We can help with any areas of Microsoft Azure that you are interested in and would define this during the initial discovery stage. Some examples of Proof of Concepts that we have carried out include:

  • Infrastructure Migration
  • Azure Backups
  • Disaster Recovery (Azure Site Recovery)


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Case Study

Implementing a cloud and mobile-first strategy for a global charity

As a forward-thinking charity, Send a Cow wanted support with their global IT strategy and to transform to a cloud-first approach using Microsoft 365 and Azure. Read how Chorus were able to deliver this for Send a Cow.

Companies we work with

  • A-GAS
  • Bailey
  • Buro Happold
  • ECB
  • Essential Pharma
  • Fairtrade Foundation
  • GJE
  • Hills
  • Ian Williams
  • RAC
  • Edyn
  • St. Peter's Hospice
  • Suez
  • Unite Students
  • University Of Bristol
  • World Animal Protection
  • esri

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