AUSTIN, Texas – June 29, 2018 – Catapult, a global digital solutions and services firm, announced today the release of a new cloud management service, Azure Management Services. Available through subscription, Azure Management Services allows customers to continuously optimize their Microsoft Azure cloud environment through a team of cloud architects and engineers who leverage the latest cloud innovations.

Azure Management Services optimizes cloud spend, improves application performance, provides assistance with cloud strategy, and impacts cost through architectural guidance. Using a metrics-based approach, Azure Management Services reduces the risk of moving into the cloud.

Azure Management Services provides customers with three service-level options that provide flexibility in aligning customers’ service level with their budget. Customers can choose from Basic, Standard or Premier, based on how much support they need. This service ranges from strategy-only support to full-service execution and comprehensive, ongoing guidance.

As a leader in cloud, Catapult identified that most customers had a need beyond cloud migration. Customers often struggled with management and cost containment or weren’t being effective because of the constant evolution of features and services provided in Microsoft Azure.

Catapult has seen dramatic growth in cloud migration over the past three years with Azure growing over 500 percent. To support this demand, Catapult hosted its second annual Azure Bootcamp, leading current and prospective customers through in-depth training in hot topics pertaining to Azure services. Learn more about the Azure Bootcamp here.

“Our customers are beginning to look for new opportunities to digitally transform their businesses leveraging the cloud,” says Larry Swonke, Catapult’s Director of Azure Solution Sales. “They’re starting to think cloud-first for new workloads and applications that can help drive market share. Through our Azure Management Services offering, our focus this next year will be to help our customers optimize and maximize their Azure environment.”