The Azure Files: A Law Firm’s Guide to Cloud Migration – Part 1 aims to demystify the basics of Virtual Machine creation in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
The legal IT community tends to wade slowly into the waters of new technologies, leaving other verticals to dive into the deep end. The move to the cloud has been a perfect example.
Law firms kept the cloud at arm’s length, deploying new versions of on-premises Exchange, while huge Fortune 500 companies were rushing ahead with Exchange Online. This has gradually changed over the years, and cloud adoption has increased. Law firms moving to Exchange Online is becoming the norm.
Law firms are increasingly turning to Microsoft cloud services not only for productivity, but for the ability to safeguard identities and data. This guide will explore the stages of the journey, offering an introduction to Microsoft’s Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform and explaining how firms can get started with virtual machines (VMs).
- What is Azure IaaS?
- Understanding Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)
- VM naming demystified
- Azure VM prerequisites
- Understanding Azure subscriptions, geographies, and regions
- Laying the groundwork for Azure infrastructure
- Possible discounts for Azure VMs
- FINRA and SEC on Azure and Office 365
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