Azure-built solutions deliver customer business innovation
“Platform services for us is really the starting point,” insists Noble. “When we look at modernization, of course we consider lift and shift, but we always look for opportunities to go with PaaS because we know that's the future.”
Neudesic cites a multitude of benefits in Azure Application platform for both itself and its customers, including the familiarity of the solutions, the common developer tool set, the reliability and the scalability, and the in-built security. Neudesic also sees multi-platform as a huge opportunity for DevOps on Azure. Noble asserts “The cool thing about it is that it's not just about .NET now. We have support for Node. We can run Java apps. We can run any platform within Microsoft's cloud. That's huge because as we know the way that apps are created today is not necessarily just on a single platform.”
Azure Application platform solutions are fast to provision and provide a solid base for building repeatable solutions. Azure Marketplace enables Neudesic to build, deploy and refine applications quickly. According to Noble, “We're able to pull down solutions that are already a part of the marketplace, plug them into our infrastructure or into our solution, and we're up and running.”
Repeatable solutions framework accelerates customer value
While Microsoft handles infrastructure and provides consumable services, Neudesic focuses on improving the way in which it helps its customers execute their core business. A managed-services approach is one key way in which Neudesic helps its customers.
“Very few clients want the burden of having a custom piece of software written for them and then being expected to manage it and to run it… They just want a custom solution built by Neudesic, where Neudesic ultimately owns the management, the upkeep, and the support of that particular solution,” says Marshall.
This has led Neudesic to develop its own the repeatable framework for application development. Marshall continues, “We essentially have a toolbox that allows us to accelerate the deployment of the next client.” With this framework, Neudesic aims to support the digital transformation of its customers in a holistic way.
Neudesic created five service lines to digitize each customer’s value proposition. Ultimately, this holistic process allows Neudesic to build a deeper partnership with its customer and deploy more technologies.
“One of the nice things about us going to market with digital business focus is that we're focused on business transformation which pulls together all of our services depending on what problem we're ultimately looking to solve. By us going to market with digital evolution as our key focus, we're able to sell everything,” says Marshall.