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Hosted SharePoint Server on Azure

Migrate SharePoint On-Premise to Azure for Global Access

Move SharePoint in the Azure cloud with Apps4Rent. Our rich experience in SharePoint hosting, managed Azure services, and migration expertise enables us to provide the best possible service for SharePoint migration to Azure. Contact our Microsoft certified consultants, available 24/7 via phone, chat, and email today to get the best out of SharePoint and Azure.

Saves Costs

No hardware procurement costs

There is no need for hardware (servers) maintenance. Since Azure contains all the infrastructure and required services, there are practically zero hardware procurement costs.

Reduce operational expenses

You are billed only when your deployed resources are running, so you pay only for what you use. The predictable pricing helps you to save the costs of SharePoint operations.

Ideal for hybrid integration

Start migrating small parts to Azure before moving the entire SharePoint setup in the cloud. Switch between on-premises SharePoint Server and Azure environment as and when the need arises to reduce costs.

Minimize firewall and load balancing costs

Unlike on-premises SharePoint farms that may require additional security features, Azure includes firewall and load balancing services. These features will be running only when resources are being consumed.

Secure and Scalable

Excellent availability

The infrastructure can be up and running instantly, also allowing the configuration of test and development environments. With Azure, the user is not limited to one physical place as the system can be accessed from anywhere anytime.

Reliable and secure

With several Azure regions distributed around the globe, select your own geographical location that meets your compliance. With SharePoint on Azure, disaster recovery is very quick, and failovers are instant.

Superior scalability

The scalability of resources is one of the principal reasons why organizations should migrate to SharePoint on Azure. The resources can be scaled in either way, horizontally or vertically, for deployment.

Highly secure

Azure is one of the most secure public cloud platforms with several innovative security features. With features such as real-time threat monitoring, SharePoint is much better protected on Azure than on-premises.

Flexible Deployment Scenarios

Test/ Development environments

Create a SharePoint farm environment quickly with the use of templates and disable it once the use is over. Use Azure as the staging environment to test your solutions before moving them to the production environment.


Using Azure Active Directory, it is easy for organizations to publish and share pages in production environments with SharePoint on Azure. Due to Geo-distribution in Azure, the loading time is faster even during periods of high traffic.

Disaster recovery

SharePoint in Azure is beneficial when it comes to Disaster Recovery scenarios. In case of emergency situations, you can rapidly switch environments in Azure to any geographical location in the world.

Cloud SharePoint farms

By deploying SharePoint and SQL on Azure, organizations can advantage of the highly available resources for meeting the requirements for highly available environments when combined with Microsoft 365 using load balanced Azure AD.

Serving Over 10,000 Businesses in More Than 90 Countries

3-Step Azure Migration Process

Step 1

Assess your current environment

Our experts will evaluate your existing infrastructure and provide a detailed report for migration readiness.

Step 2

Create a migration

After evaluation, we'll design a custom migration plan which meets all your business requirements.

Step 3

Provision the migration

We'll create test environments on Azure. The migration process is iterated and refined until you're satisfied.

Azure Services Offered by Apps4Rent

Storage & Backup

Get highly secure storage and backup services on Azure including blob, file, and queue storage.

App Hosting

Accelerate your app development by integrating App Service to your existing frameworks.

Disaster Recovery

Get excellent failover and redundancy on Azure with over 50 Azure regions all over the world.

Identity Management

Simplify your ID management process with Azure Active Directory (AD) by providing a single sign-on (SSO).

Infrastructure Management

Meet the growing needs of your business with highly available, secure, and scalable infrastructure on Azure cloud.

Ready-Made Azure Images

Apps4Rent offers over 200 Azure VM images which can be downloaded and used instantly from Azure Marketplace.

SharePoint Hosting Features by Apps4Rent

  • Secure and Reliable

    • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee for SharePoint hosting 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
    • Disaster Recovery Capabilities Disaster Recovery Capabilities
    • Daily Data Backups Daily Data Backups
    • SSAE Certified Centers SSAE Certified Centers
    • Microsoft Certified Expertise Microsoft Certified Expertise
    • Compliance Management Compliance Management
  • Leading SharePoint Provider

    • Free SharePoint Migration Assistance Free Migration Assistance
    • Over 10,000 SharePoint Migration Over 10,000+ Migrations
    • 16+ years of experience 16+ Years of Hosting Experience
    • dedicated manager per case Dedicated Manager Per Case
    • Tier 1 MS Partner Tier 1 Microsoft Partner
    • Presence in 90+ countries Presence in 90+ Countries
  • Best Deal

    • No setup fee No Setup Fee
    • monthly payment Monthly Payment
    • No long term contract No Long Term Contract
    • 30-day money-back guarantee 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
    • Free End-User Support for SharePoint migration 24/7 Free End-User Support
    • MS Office System Integration MS Office System Integration

The Complete Process of SharePoint Migration

  • Assessment

    Talking care of all the complexities of migration

  • Planning

    Prepare a step-by-step roadmap for migration

  • Structuring

    Identifying granular content as per your business needs

  • Staging

    Creating and testing the changes of your SharePoint sites

  • Pre-migration check

    Environment assessment, security matrix check, structure validation, and workflows

  • Migration

    Moving data from the old environment to new environment

  • Post-migration review

    Reviewing that everything is working as required in new environment

The Complete Process of SharePoint Migration

Get Over 200+ Ready-Made Azure VM Images at Apps4Rent

Apps4Rent offers over 200 ready-made Azure images which can be used instantly after downloading it from Azure Marketplace for free. If you want to use a particular application on Azure, we have created easy-to-download OS-compatible package which can save you a lot of installation hassles.

We have packaged over 200 open-source applications which covers a wide range of domains such as Content Management System, CRM, Database, Infrastructure, Platforms and more. Our Azure images are used by top companies including Citrix, Capgemini, Exxon Mobil, ICICI Bank, Palo Alto Networks, Telstra and more.

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Companies using our Azure solutions

Companies using our Azure solutions

Apps4Rent's Azure Support vs Microsoft Support

If you opt for Apps4Rent?s Azure Support, you get the most out of your Azure investments. Our Azure Support is better than Microsoft Support. Here?s why:

Features Apps4Rent Microsoft
Anti-Malware/Antivirus Protection
24/7 Monitoring
Managed OS Hardening
OS Layer File Integrity
Expert Configuration
Unlimited Server Administration
Disaster Management Infrastructure
OS and Application Management
Operating System Security Assessment
Proactive Maintenance
OS Patching
24/7 Expert Support to End-User
Monitoring Event Logs
Offsite Backups
Two-Factor Authentication
Migration Services
Infrastructure Support for Azure

Why Apps4Rent as a partner for hosting SharePoint on Azure?

  • Our team consists of Azure experts, SharePoint experts, migration experts who work together to provide a satisfying service to our customers.?
  • With Apps4Rent?s fully managed lifecycle for SharePoint on Azure, you can rest assured that our team is with you at every step in your lifecycle for SharePoint on Azure.
  • Apps4Rent has more than 15 years of experience in designing and managing the infrastructure of various types and various sizes.
  • For a decade, Apps4Rent has been providing SharePoint servers right from SharePoint 2007 to the latest SharePoint 2019.
  • Our Managed Azure SharePoint plans are carefully designed and tailored to your usage needs. We have three Azure plans ? Basic, Advanced, and Professional.
  • We dedicate a single point of contact for every account which avoids any communication gaps to promote a quality service experience.
  • Our onboarding services include hassle-free migration. We provide zero downtime while the migration is in the process.
  • We are a Tier 1 Microsoft CSP with Microsoft Gold Competencies in several areas including Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, and Collaboration and Content.
  • If you have any questions related to SharePoint or managed Azure services, you can contact our support 24/7/365 via phone, chat, or email. We respond within 15 minutes with a quick resolution thereafter.

Case Studies

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. Why host SharePoint on Azure?

If you are keen on expanding your current SharePoint infrastructure, or have plans in mind for a new SharePoint farm, hosting SharePoint on Azure is the best solution for you. Here are some of the other benefits of hosting SharePoint Server on Azure.

2. Why should I opt for SharePoint migration and hosting on Azure with Apps4Rent?

Apps4Rent can quickly deploy SharePoint for our customers with Azure SharePoint farm templates ? both internally and externally. Unlike SharePoint Online which is a Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) solution, SharePoint Server on Azure is an Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) solution. This means, that there are several complexities involved in deploying, maintaining, and patching the server. With Apps4Rent Azure SharePoint services, you can enjoy the flexibility of the on-premises SharePoint Server without worrying about its backend operations.

3. Why migrate on-premises SharePoint Server or from another datacenter to Azure?

There are several benefits of migrating self-hosted / third-party hosted SharePoint Servers to Azure.

4. What are some use cases for SharePoint on Azure?

Below are some scenarios ideal for hosting SharePoint Servers on Azure

5. What are the advantages of hosting SharePoint Server on Azure over SharePoint Online?

Below are the advantages of hosting SharePoint Server on Azure over SharePoint Online.

6. Will there be any downtime when we migrate SharePoint to Azure?

In most cases, the migration of SharePoint data does not require any downtime. However, if you have public-facing sites, there could be some downtime for the propagation of DNS entries.

7. What is the process involved in migrating SharePoint Servers to Azure?

The process involved in migrating SharePoint Servers can vary depending on the current version, the type of workloads, and the migration approach. Here is an overview of the procedure Apps4Rent uses to migrate SharePoint Servers to Azure.

  • Assessment of the existing SharePoint environment, and content discovery to evaluate the SharePoint Azure migration feasibility.
  • Identification of the right Azure services and subscriptions for SharePoint hosting.
  • Preparation of the source and the target environment.
  • Replication of workloads to Azure.
  • Initiation of failover and validation of the migrated SharePoint workloads.
  • Post-migration cleanup and continued assistance.

8. Are there any contractual obligations after migrating SharePoint to Azure?

No, Apps4Rent offers flexible payment options with monthly and annual billing for hosting SharePoint on Azure. Opting for the annual plan, however, can result in significantly greater savings.

9. Why should I opt for SharePoint Server migration to Azure instead of SharePoint Server hybrid configuration?

SharePoint Server hybrid configuration is essentially a staged migration path that establishes a communication framework between the on-premises SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365. However, there is dependence on the on-premises infrastructure in this configuration. By migrating their SharePoint Server to Azure, organizations will not have to compromise on user-experience, as they can access even the customized features on their server that are not available in SharePoint Online without having to worry about managing the infrastructure, thanks to Apps4Rent managed Azure services.

10. How do I sign up for SharePoint Azure migration services by Apps4Rent?

Simply fill out the form describing your SharePoint Azure migration requirements or start a live chat with our migration experts. We would be glad to assist you in migrating your SharePoint Server to Azure.

Amanda, IT Manager, San Jose, California

"Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our entire staff is working from home. With Apps4Rent's guidance, we were able to flawlessly move all the workloads for 50 employees to Azure in no time. We will continue to work on Azure even after the dust settles down. "

Stephen, Admin, Buffalo, NY

"We always wanted to migrate to Azure as it offers great flexibility. Apps4Rent explained us the entire process in such a simple, easy-to-understand way. We are not only convinced, but we highly recommend Apps4Rent now for Azure migration services. "

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