Socius Offers Complimentary Workshops to Assess Azure Readiness

Socius, a multiple award winning Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider and consulting company, is offering complimentary Microsoft Azure readiness workshops for qualifying companies now through mid-June.

For years Socius has offered a wide variety of cloud-based business solutions to better leverage the power of the Cloud across multiple initiatives. One of those solutions is Microsoft Azure, a cloud services platform used to develop, deploy and host a range of applications. Socius is now proud to announce that in partnership with Microsoft it will be providing clients with “Azure Everywhere” workshops, designed to increase understanding of Azure, help develop a unique business strategy, and experience the value of the cloud for organizations ready to start building a cloud strategy.

Socius’ Azure experts will work with organizations to help them choose which of the three offered workshops are right for their business. They will also offer strategic recommendations and help roadmap the best ways to achieve organizations’ goals by leveraging Azure.

The three workshop options are:

AZURE IAAS FOUNDATION– Organizations will receive education and guidance on leveraging infrastructure as well as optimizing workload hosting in the cloud. Socius’ experts will help organizations identify, plan, and ultimately build a functioning environment in the cloud using the VM hosting capabilities, networking, and storage of Azure. They will also plan active directory integration or federation to enable hybrid workloads.

DEV/TEST ON AZURE IAAS– Experts will provide general education and training for creating a development and testing environment using Microsoft Azure. Experts will go in-depth on the power of scripting tools for dev/test functions within Azure. Users will also get hands on experience using the different scripts to create three different development and testing environments.

SQL ON IAAS– This workshop offers education, planning, assistance and guidance on configuring an SQL VM in Azure IaaS for optimal performance. Experts will also offer advice on planning and configuration of infrastructure to extend premises network, as well as how to secure your environment with workload planning. Socius’ experts will also advise on using Azure for disaster recovery and SQL backups.


Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive cloud services platform that, among other benefits, offers businesses the ability to scale infrastructure to their needs. Eliminating time consuming implementation concerns and costly roll-outs, Microsoft Azure gives organizations increased control over infrastructure spending. Businesses can also leverage Microsoft Azure to securely manage their data, develop and test new applications and empower their people with mobility. . By lowering costs and increasing flexibility Azure is an obvious choice for organizations looking to make the leap from legacy, on-site systems, to the cloud.


About Socius:

Socius ( is a strategic business consulting partner that provides comprehensive business management solutions to help companies leverage technology to fuel their growth and profitability and compete more successfully in today’s economy. As a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR, a Sage Authorized Partner, and the largest NetSuite Partner in Ohio, Socius represents the most trusted accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and business intelligence and analytics technologies on the market. Backed by over 30 years of award-winning experience, Socius proudly serves clients throughout the country from its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and its 28 additional locations.