Liftshare is moving its hosting services to Microsoft Azure

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Liftshare is planning on migrating its enterprise systems and data to Microsoft Azure; a flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

Liftshare is already well into the investigation and planning phase of this, with plans to complete the move to Microsoft Azure in the next few months.

Ross Hewitt, Liftshare’s Chief Technical Officer, has said “The move to Microsoft Azure has big benefits in terms of data privacy and security for our members and clients”.

The benefits of Liftshare moving to Microsoft Azure are as follows:

  • Keep detailed access and change logs for all systems
  • Encrypted data at rest
  • Encrypted data in transit (between application, database and cache)
  • Managed hosting – always have the latest security patches
  • More secure – industry leaders
  • Staying in the UK for our hosting
  • And much, much more!

The restructure of our data internally is also being investigated to ensure we are supporting our clients and members with the most secure platform for their data. Jon Scutt, IT manager, said “We realised that we have lots of on-premise activity in terms of files for our employees and we recognise we want to improve the collaboration between our internal staff, and move files to an ecosystem that makes sense for our organisation”.

There will be some planned downtime for the Liftshare platform users, which we will contact to ensure they are informed beforehand. We will announce this closer to the time.

In terms of migration, Liftshare is planning to eventually move 100% of its data to Microsoft Azure. Ross Hewitt, CTO, hopes “this move will utilise the best and most secure technologies out there to ensure our member and clients data security needs are met”.

Sarah Roberts

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