The Azure Transformation Blueprint: From Enterprise IT to Enterprise Intelligence

End-to-end Azure Migration and Microsoft Azure Modernization Services with Cloud4C

“If your business is not on the internet, it would be out of business” - Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft

Almost two decades and countless e-disruptions later, the same can be strongly voiced for Cloud.

Cloud, no doubt, has ushered in a revolutionary ‘digital adoption’ age for enterprises worldwide. And a full-blown digital evolution empowered by intelligent cloud platforms seems to be imminent for enterprises worldwide. The primary move to achieve the same with risk-proof success is in e-bolstering an enterprise’s operational roots. Simply put, modernize the complicated datacenters and IT environment.

By 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional datacenters

35% year on year increase in the adoption of virtual datacenters globally

95% of Fortune 500 companies have opted for Azure Modernization

Public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and managed cloud service providers like Cloud4C act as the savior duo to help seamlessly modernize your datacenters on the cloud. Transform or effectively virtualize servers-networks and other IT infra, applications, workloads, and databases. Regardless of the environment complexity, integrated heterogeneous platforms and systems, and the required cloud model - private, public, and hybrid - Cloud4C assists in full-scale Azure Modernization, transitioning your mission-critical infra on Azure Cloud to unleash breakthrough workflow agility, hyper scalability, always-on availability, uncompromised data security, and uninterrupted continuity

Via compliant-ready, AIOps-enabled Azure managed operations and 24/7 support, bid adieu to all IT administration woes. Embrace smart cloud-native tools, automation solutions to unleash an innovative, intelligent growth chart for your organization.

Modernize your datacenter assets on the Azure cloud. Rehash your IT strategy to enable future-proof, transformative growth.

Cloud4C recognized as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services - 2021

2021 witnesses a welcome perception shift in enterprises looking to adopt cloud solutions and services. Gartner validates that historically cloud platforms were evaluated from an infrastructure viewpoint, a solution to replace datacenters. However, firms have increasingly inclined towards full-stack IT transformation on the cloud, from infrastructure to the application layer. That’s where Cloud4C differentiates itself from conventional Cloud Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The ability to seamlessly address large-scale complicated IT ecosystem modernization strategies for specialized industry use-cases such as in BFSI, governance, manufacturing, retail has catapulted Cloud4C to one of the most trusted players in the domain.

Explore why Gartner selected Cloud4C and our core propositions that inspired the same.

Our journey to becoming a Visionary in 2021Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services

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Cloud4C named as Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021 for Public Cloud Services

Challenges vs Benefits: Why Modernize your Datacenter Assets on Azure Cloud Platform?

Challenges

Benefits

High capital costs
Migration Disruptions
Infrastructure Risks and Silos
Operational Disruptions and Frequent Outages
Non-synchronicity of assets and applications
Architectural limitations
Lack of operational agility
Limited Continuity
Manual redundancies and Administration Woes
Cybersecurity Challenges
Limited Digital Transformation
cost savings calculated for azure dc modernization services

Flexible OPEX Model

  • Dedicated Cloud4C Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) ensures fast migration of assets at zero operational disruptions.
  • Complete automation support from process initiation till completion with next to nil manual intervention
smooth migration advantage for azure dc modernization services

Fast and Automated Migration

  • Dedicated Cloud4C Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) ensures fast migration of assets at zero operational disruptions.
  • Complete automation support from process initiation till completion with next to nil manual intervention
scalable infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

Scalable Infrastructure

  • Highly scalable, flexible applications, servers, workloads, and systems ensure common infrastructure risks are minimized
  • Gain centralized visibility and control to your entire Cloud IT architecture
high availability infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

High Availability

  • Gain always-on availability to experience zero downtime of your mission-critical workloads.
  • 24/7 support for all issues paired with state-of-the-art advisory, assessments, and strategic services
cloud native assets and apps advantage for azure dc modernization services

Seamless Integration

  • Support your transformation journey with a consistent software stack. Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild, and Replace assets and applications to ensure seamless integration and performance on the Azure cloud.
  • Run applications and workloads consistently on any platform, language. Integrate third-party applications and platforms with ease
flexible architecture advantage for azure dc modernization services

Multi-Cloud Flexibility

  • Seamlessly adopt and run Azure private, public, or hybrid cloud environments.
  • Embrace IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS models based on business requirements
agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

Agile Performance

  • Gain hyper-agile performance of workloads, applications, and assets
  • Streamline adopted VMs, virtual assets to your business throughput objectives. Seamlessly scale operations as per traffic needs
business continuity advantage for azure dc modernization services

Sustained Business Continuity

  • Avail automated enterprise backup and recovery to secure all your applications, data, assets
  • Dedicated compliant-ready Azure architecture (local, national, and international regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, SAMA, RBI, PCI-DSS, IRAP, OJK, MEITI, NESA, GxP, ISO Standards, etc
agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

Cloud Automation

  • Full-scale automation to transition and manage your datacenter assets on Azure Cloud
  • Leverage smart cloud-native tools such as Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, ExpressRoute, Sentinel, Azure Compute, Azure API Management, Azure Policy, Blueprints to avail the best benefits and secure your datacenter virtualization on Azure
cloud automation advantage for azure dc modernization services

Smart Cybersecurity

  • End-to-end smart cybersecurity management in terms of 24/7 monitoring, automatic alerting, and automated incident response management
  • Leverage proprietary self-healing or preventive maintenance operations and tailored cloud-native security solutions such as Azure Sentinel, Azure Active Directory, Azure AD PIM, and more
agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

Complete Digital Transformation

  • AIOps-powered managed operations ensure your enterprise IT evolves into a fully digital transformative mode. Unleash the best out of your IT Infra
  • Leverage AI-driven automation solutions for maximum benefits, Big Data Analytics for data intelligent and informed decision-making

Challenges

  • High capital costs

    Benefits

    cost savings calculated for azure dc modernization services

    Flexible OPEX Model

    • Dedicated Cloud4C Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) ensures fast migration of assets at zero operational disruptions.
    • Complete automation support from process initiation till completion with next to nil manual intervention
  • Migration Disruptions

    Benefits

    smooth migration advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Fast and Automated Migration

    • Dedicated Cloud4C Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) ensures fast migration of assets at zero operational disruptions.
    • Complete automation support from process initiation till completion with next to nil manual intervention
  • Infrastructure Risks and Silos

    Benefits

    scalable infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Scalable Infrastructure

    • Highly scalable, flexible applications, servers, workloads, and systems ensure common infrastructure risks are minimized
    • Gain centralized visibility and control to your entire Cloud IT architecture
  • Operational Disruptions and Frequent Outages

    Benefits

    high availability infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

    High Availability

    • Gain always-on availability to experience zero downtime of your mission-critical workloads.
    • 24/7 support for all issues paired with state-of-the-art advisory, assessments, and strategic services
  • Non-synchronicity of assets and applications

    Benefits

    cloud native assets and apps advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Seamless Integration

    • Support your transformation journey with a consistent software stack. Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild, and Replace assets and applications to ensure seamless integration and performance on the Azure cloud.
    • Run applications and workloads consistently on any platform, language. Integrate third-party applications and platforms with ease
  • Architectural limitations

    Benefits

    flexible architecture advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Multi-Cloud Flexibility

    • Seamlessly adopt and run Azure private, public, or hybrid cloud environments.
    • Embrace IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS models based on business requirements
  • Lack of operational agility

    Benefits

    agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Agile Performance

    • Gain hyper-agile performance of workloads, applications, and assets
    • Streamline adopted VMs, virtual assets to your business throughput objectives. Seamlessly scale operations as per traffic needs
  • Limited Continuity

    Benefits

    business continuity advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Sustained Business Continuity

    • Avail automated enterprise backup and recovery to secure all your applications, data, assets
    • Dedicated compliant-ready Azure architecture (local, national, and international regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, SAMA, RBI, PCI-DSS, IRAP, OJK, MEITI, NESA, GxP, ISO Standards, etc
  • Manual redundancies and Administration Woes

    Benefits

    agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Cloud Automation

    • Full-scale automation to transition and manage your datacenter assets on Azure Cloud
    • Leverage smart cloud-native tools such as Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, ExpressRoute, Sentinel, Azure Compute, Azure API Management, Azure Policy, Blueprints to avail the best benefits and secure your datacenter virtualization on Azure
  • Cybersecurity Challenges

    Benefits

    cloud automation advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Smart Cybersecurity

    • End-to-end smart cybersecurity management in terms of 24/7 monitoring, automatic alerting, and automated incident response management
    • Leverage proprietary self-healing or preventive maintenance operations and tailored cloud-native security solutions such as Azure Sentinel, Azure Active Directory, Azure AD PIM, and more
  • Limited Digital Transformation

    Benefits

    agile infrastructure advantage for azure dc modernization services

    Complete Digital Transformation

    • AIOps-powered managed operations ensure your enterprise IT evolves into a fully digital transformative mode. Unleash the best out of your IT Infra
    • Leverage AI-driven automation solutions for maximum benefits, Big Data Analytics for data intelligent and informed decision-making

End-to-end Intelligent Datacenter Modernization Services on Azure by Cloud4C

As the world’s largest end-to-end application-focused cloud managed services provider and an Azure Expert MSP, Cloud4C delivers an industry-leading Azure Cloud Adoption Framework to achieve the entire Azure modernization exercise with ease, unprecedented agility, zero downtime and disruption, and extreme cost-effectiveness. To date, Cloud4C has successfully migrated over 40,000 VMs and delivered 4000-plus transformation stories across 25 nations.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of your cloud requirements basis business objectives. Craft a custom-designed Azure modernization blueprint for your datacenter and IT assets leveraging a model of choice - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS on private-public-hybrid cloud architecture. Explore the world of Azure for tailored, cloud-native enterprise solutions such as Azure Resource Manager, Azure Sentinel, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Kubernetes, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure Cognitive, Azure API Management, Azure CosmosDB, Azure DevOps, and more.

Migrate your SAP workloads, non-SAP systems, mission-critical infra, microservices, heterogeneous large-scale environments with complete ease on the Azure Cloud. Leverage cutting-edge automation solutions, AIOps-powered managed services to avail an end-to-end, fully secure, and compliant modernization experience. 24/7 support from dedicated Azure consultants ensures zero interruption to business as usual.

Following is a detailed account of Cloud4C datacenter modernization offerings on Azure Cloud.

Design highly available, scalable, secure, and cost-optimized designs for enterprise workloads (infra, application, data, and workplace) with our cloud architects and security experts. Our CloudOps offering helps enterprises design a tailored cloud strategy, based on Azure Cloud Adoption Framework along with implementing the cloud infra promising scalability, sustainability, security, reproducibility, and ROI sensitivity as the primary focus points.

Cloud Infra Setup and Management – Secure and Automated infra setup defines our strength. On-click infra set up and tear down, automated on-demand new environment creation are facilitated by the powerful Cloud4C Universal Cloud Management Portal . The solutions are backed by third-party tools and Azure native solutions such as Azure Resource Manager(ARM). As part of the IT Modernization exercise, we offer the following services with a team of more than 600 certified Azure experts at Cloud4C and Microsoft Azure teams across the world.

Aligned to Azure Modernization best practices, Cloud Adoption Frameworks (CAF) from Cloud4C prepares a customized and detailed infrastructure, application, and data migration assessment report. Cloud4C Migration factory assists enterprises with complex and mission-critical workloads to select and execute the right migration strategy at surprisingly low costs. This includes infra re-host, refactor, re-architect, re-build, replace options using Azure services. Cloud4C Migration factories use the highly efficient assembly line approach with clearly defined steps to make the migration and transformation safe, secure, and fail-proof. Some of the key steps we take care of during this phase.

  • Infrastructure as-Is analysis report
  • Datacenter modernization and consolidation plan with TCO Comparison
  • Building Blocks and Estimates
  • Migration Approach and Plan
  • Security and Compliance gap analysis and re-mapping for to be the state
  • Business continuity and Business Process gap analysis and mitigation plan (IT Infra related only)
  • Proof of concepts on Azure (PoC)
  • Infrastructure and security services - Deployment Plan
  • Zero Friction Managed Service SOW and SOP document (including commercials)
  • Project Management and Governance
  • IT Staff Training
  • Assessment Report
  • Migration Strategy, Approach & Timelines
  • Security Tools Mapping
  • Gap Mitigation Plan
  • Azure Estimates
  • Migration Estimates
  • Azure Landing Zone Readiness & Migration of Workload (Lift and Shift)

Large enterprises, SMBs often rely on SAP ERP systems to drive their core business functionalities. However, the commonly used supporting infra are costly with non-agile resources. This limits their capabilities to leverage cutting-edge newer SAP solutions such as S/4HANA. Migrating to the cloud delivers unparalleled efficiency and flexibility at zero downtime. Here is the list of deliverables Cloud4C helps with clients’ journey of migrating their SAP workloads to Azure.

  • SAP Landscape Assessment Report
  • SAP to be landscape on Azure blueprint
  • SAP landscape migration strategy, approach, and timelines
  • Gap Mitigation Plan
  • Security Tool Mapping
  • Azure Estimates
  • SAP Landscape Migration Estimates
  • Azure Landing Zone Readiness Plan

As businesses explore options to shift from traditional data warehouses and scale business operations, cloud platforms have gained immense popularity worldwide. Whether it is public, private, or hybrid, enterprises are continuing to move their workloads and applications to cloud infrastructures. Gartner predicts that more than 50 percent of organizations using the cloud today will transition all their workloads on the cloud by 2021

Enterprises will no longer lift-and-shift into the virtual world but will instead refactor and rebuild directly in the cloud. While enterprises might retain some mission-critical workloads on-premise, most enterprise data and workflows would be powered by cloud solutions.

At Cloud4C, automated solutions facilitate database auditing, capacity management to platform-supported disruption management, upgrading, and patching - easing complex and voluminous migrations without data loss and downtime.

Workload Monitoring and Automation: The strategic use of automation enables Cloud4C to protect customers end-to-end. Azure Intelligent managed services automation directly affects the Top-line and Bottom-line workflows. No downtimes, always secure data, and infra translates to unprecedented cost savings, and automating any repeatable and routine tasks allows enterprises to save on resources.

  • Remote Monitoring and Management
  • Professional Service Automation
  • Auto Application Start Automation
  • Auto Resolution
  • Health Checks, Log Compilation, and Alerting
  • Replication Status Checks
  • Virtual Patching
  • Secure and Cost-optimized CloudOps
  • Automated Backup and Recovery

Cloud4C Application Modernization on Azure offerings help enterprises in maintaining, extending, deploying, and managing their applications end-to-end in lieu with their current and future business strategic goals. This also depends on situational factors such as strategic business initiatives, application architecture, time, cost, and available skills. Various approaches and techniques for Application Modernization that Cloud4C supports are as follows:

  • Rehost - Also known as “Lift & Shift,” is a common approach to migrating applications to the Cloud. We simply would move the application to Azure with minimal adjustments to the infrastructure as a whole. This Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enables enterprises to immediately reduce operational costs, free up space in their data center, and considerably accelerate any follow-up to their migration process.
  • Refactor - This process is about customizing an application so that it is better aligned with the Cloud environment. This often includes modifying the application itself and part of the code to make more use of Cloud-native functions and the flexibility that they offer. Essentially, we would be switching to a PaaS model including Azure Wireframe Modernization. With Refactoring, developers can re-use languages, containers, and the framework in which they’ve invested.
  • Rearchitect - Some obsolete applications aren’t compatible with the Cloud due to architectural decisions made while building the app. In this case, it would be wise to consider “Rearchitecting.” This allows us to divide the application into several functional components that can be individually adapted and further developed. The individual components, or microservices, can be individually transferred to the Cloud.
  • Rebuild - A Rebuild migration strategy means that we completely redevelop the application on a PaaS infrastructure – unlike with Rearchitect, where we only modify parts of the application. It involves removing existing code and redesigning the application in the Cloud, after which we can utilize innovative features on the Azure Cloud platform. A Cloud-native application is cheap to use and highly scalable.
  • Replace - A Replace migration strategy completely replaces an existing application with SaaS including Azure Wireframe modernization. When an existing SaaS application can provide all the necessary functionalities, Replace is an excellent option to save costs

Data Modernization on Azure

Leading enterprises are doubling their data footprints multiple times each year. Hence, they are looking to simultaneously reduce costs, take advantage of newer forms of big data, and enjoy greater flexibility in analyzing information with powerful AI and analytical algorithms. All these are possible through data modernization i.e. moving data from legacy databases to modern cloud-based databases. As an Azure cloud managed services partner of thousands of enterprises worldwide, Cloud4C brings in certified Azure cloud experts and data scientists to deliver the right advice on data migration to cloud platforms and modernize it.

a. Database Migration Services:

  • Database Assessment and Plan
  • Cloud4C Migration Factories - Faster Migration
  • Database of your choice
  • Data security during migration
  • Migration Strategy, Approach, and Timelines
  • Security Tools Mapping
  • GAP Mitigation Plan
  • Azure Estimates
  • Migration Estimates
  • Azure Landing Zone Readiness and Migration of Workloads
  • Complex and Large Scale Migrations

b. Database Management Services:

  • High Availability and Backup
  • Personalized and Customized Approach
  • Database Tuning, Database Healthchecks, Disaster Recovery
  • Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Proactive Threat Detection and Prevention powered by AI and ML
  • Near-Zero Management
  • Automated and Optimized - First time and Every time

c. Managed Advanced Data Analytics and BI:

  • Data preparation - Single source of truth, Data lakes, Data Marts
  • Data visualization

Microservices Management on Azure platform

Microservices architecture is a must for Applications at Scale. Management of Microservices is a nightmare unless it is effectively administered via automated solutions and state-of-the-art instrumentations. Our deep experience in managing large-scale Microservices Architecture-based B2B and B2C solutions can be leveraged to seamlessly manage an enterprise’s Microservices platform and products.

Cloud4C delivers scalable and cost-optimized Infra as well as DevOps processes for Microservices-based applications via next-generation Containerization. We eliminate the risks and uncertainties associated with Microservices management.

  • Define Microservices and DevOps Strategy
  • Managed Container Orchestration
  • Scalable and Cost Optimized Infra
  • Hybrid Cloud/Cloud Agnostic Setup

Microservices Consulting:

  • Tailored, microservices architecture-inspired DevOps Strategy and Implementation.
  • Gain the right Application Architecture Strategy coupled with customized DevOps tooling and support to ensure that the Microservice Management can be simplified.
  • Microservice based architecture – Deploy istio based applications using EKS, Kubernetes Clusters
  • Calico – Pod Security, Network Security – istio control pane

AIOps-powered Azure Managed Services

Once enterprises opt to run workloads on Microsoft Azure, they have to address various management challenges that necessitate significant attention, demanding a business’s time, energy, and resources. Cloud4C can help and take this load off an organization’s shoulders with ease. As an Azure Expert MSP, Cloud4C enables businesses to realize the maximum benefits of Azure cloud hosting through a complete range of managed services.

Our Enterprise Grade Managed services from our Azure Center of Excellence help enterprises meet heterogeneous and complex technology environments through a robust service delivery model built on ITIL, ITSM, COBIT process frameworks coupled with our best practices we gathered handling over thousands of IT Modernization projects.

We determine workload needs, transform and migrate applications without disruption, furnish a secure, stable infrastructure. Our team of Azure-certified cloud experts can manage all the Azure-related databases and infrastructure along with application deployment on Azure. Our team possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in the Azure ecosystem. We can help enterprises to make the best use of Azure services and tools such as Azure Active Directory, Monitor, ARM templates, RBAC, ATP, Sentinel, and more.

Centralized Azure Cloud Security

Cloud4C with the help of Cloud4C proprietary frameworks, 40+ security control objectives, and 26 security tools, automatically collects and alerts on security data from critical Azure services such as Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, Azure Sentinel . The process centralizes and simplifies Azure security monitoring. The service includes cybersecurity management, including Active Directory, firewall, endpoint protection, virtual network, and antivirus which eliminates blind spots and ensures continuous threat coverage.

We offer a cybersecurity-first design coupled with 24/7 security monitoring instrumentation and assisted by periodical audits is the security strategy we follow. We can help ensure a fault-tolerant security setup that helps Prevent, Detect, Protect and Evolve.

CAF-based Security and Industry Standard Compliance Assessment:

  • Azure Native Tool Mapping
  • Recommended Security Tools configuration
  • Azure Security and Governance Policy using Azure Config and Blueprints
  • Azure Landing zone recommendation
  • Azure Sentinel Demo

CAF Based Azure Governance Assessment

  • Azure Platform Break-fix
  • Azure Governance MVP (Minimal Viable product) to act as a Governance foundation for current and future workloads
  • Azure Policies & Blueprint recommendation (Standard and Custom)
  • Azure Migration Advisory, Assessment, and Implementation Services

    Design highly available, scalable, secure, and cost-optimized designs for enterprise workloads (infra, application, data, and workplace) with our cloud architects and security experts. Our CloudOps offering helps enterprises design a tailored cloud strategy, based on Azure Cloud Adoption Framework along with implementing the cloud infra promising scalability, sustainability, security, reproducibility, and ROI sensitivity as the primary focus points.

    Cloud Infra Setup and Management – Secure and Automated infra setup defines our strength. On-click infra set up and tear down, automated on-demand new environment creation are facilitated by the powerful Cloud4C Universal Cloud Management Portal . The solutions are backed by third-party tools and Azure native solutions such as Azure Resource Manager(ARM). As part of the IT Modernization exercise, we offer the following services with a team of more than 600 certified Azure experts at Cloud4C and Microsoft Azure teams across the world.

  • Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) for Detailed Blueprinting

    Aligned to Azure Modernization best practices, Cloud Adoption Frameworks (CAF) from Cloud4C prepares a customized and detailed infrastructure, application, and data migration assessment report. Cloud4C Migration factory assists enterprises with complex and mission-critical workloads to select and execute the right migration strategy at surprisingly low costs. This includes infra re-host, refactor, re-architect, re-build, replace options using Azure services. Cloud4C Migration factories use the highly efficient assembly line approach with clearly defined steps to make the migration and transformation safe, secure, and fail-proof. Some of the key steps we take care of during this phase.

    • Infrastructure as-Is analysis report
    • Datacenter modernization and consolidation plan with TCO Comparison
    • Building Blocks and Estimates
    • Migration Approach and Plan
    • Security and Compliance gap analysis and re-mapping for to be the state
    • Business continuity and Business Process gap analysis and mitigation plan (IT Infra related only)
    • Proof of concepts on Azure (PoC)
    • Infrastructure and security services - Deployment Plan
    • Zero Friction Managed Service SOW and SOP document (including commercials)
    • Project Management and Governance
    • IT Staff Training
    • Assessment Report
    • Migration Strategy, Approach & Timelines
    • Security Tools Mapping
    • Gap Mitigation Plan
    • Azure Estimates
    • Migration Estimates
    • Azure Landing Zone Readiness & Migration of Workload (Lift and Shift)
  • CAF-based SAP Workloads Migration

    Large enterprises, SMBs often rely on SAP ERP systems to drive their core business functionalities. However, the commonly used supporting infra are costly with non-agile resources. This limits their capabilities to leverage cutting-edge newer SAP solutions such as S/4HANA. Migrating to the cloud delivers unparalleled efficiency and flexibility at zero downtime. Here is the list of deliverables Cloud4C helps with clients’ journey of migrating their SAP workloads to Azure.

    • SAP Landscape Assessment Report
    • SAP to be landscape on Azure blueprint
    • SAP landscape migration strategy, approach, and timelines
    • Gap Mitigation Plan
    • Security Tool Mapping
    • Azure Estimates
    • SAP Landscape Migration Estimates
    • Azure Landing Zone Readiness Plan
  • Azure Workload Transformation Services

    As businesses explore options to shift from traditional data warehouses and scale business operations, cloud platforms have gained immense popularity worldwide. Whether it is public, private, or hybrid, enterprises are continuing to move their workloads and applications to cloud infrastructures. Gartner predicts that more than 50 percent of organizations using the cloud today will transition all their workloads on the cloud by 2021

    Enterprises will no longer lift-and-shift into the virtual world but will instead refactor and rebuild directly in the cloud. While enterprises might retain some mission-critical workloads on-premise, most enterprise data and workflows would be powered by cloud solutions.

    At Cloud4C, automated solutions facilitate database auditing, capacity management to platform-supported disruption management, upgrading, and patching - easing complex and voluminous migrations without data loss and downtime.

    Workload Monitoring and Automation: The strategic use of automation enables Cloud4C to protect customers end-to-end. Azure Intelligent managed services automation directly affects the Top-line and Bottom-line workflows. No downtimes, always secure data, and infra translates to unprecedented cost savings, and automating any repeatable and routine tasks allows enterprises to save on resources.

    • Remote Monitoring and Management
    • Professional Service Automation
    • Auto Application Start Automation
    • Auto Resolution
    • Health Checks, Log Compilation, and Alerting
    • Replication Status Checks
    • Virtual Patching
    • Secure and Cost-optimized CloudOps
    • Automated Backup and Recovery
  • Application Modernization on Azure

    Cloud4C Application Modernization on Azure offerings help enterprises in maintaining, extending, deploying, and managing their applications end-to-end in lieu with their current and future business strategic goals. This also depends on situational factors such as strategic business initiatives, application architecture, time, cost, and available skills. Various approaches and techniques for Application Modernization that Cloud4C supports are as follows:

    • Rehost - Also known as “Lift & Shift,” is a common approach to migrating applications to the Cloud. We simply would move the application to Azure with minimal adjustments to the infrastructure as a whole. This Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enables enterprises to immediately reduce operational costs, free up space in their data center, and considerably accelerate any follow-up to their migration process.
    • Refactor - This process is about customizing an application so that it is better aligned with the Cloud environment. This often includes modifying the application itself and part of the code to make more use of Cloud-native functions and the flexibility that they offer. Essentially, we would be switching to a PaaS model including Azure Wireframe Modernization. With Refactoring, developers can re-use languages, containers, and the framework in which they’ve invested.
    • Rearchitect - Some obsolete applications aren’t compatible with the Cloud due to architectural decisions made while building the app. In this case, it would be wise to consider “Rearchitecting.” This allows us to divide the application into several functional components that can be individually adapted and further developed. The individual components, or microservices, can be individually transferred to the Cloud.
    • Rebuild - A Rebuild migration strategy means that we completely redevelop the application on a PaaS infrastructure – unlike with Rearchitect, where we only modify parts of the application. It involves removing existing code and redesigning the application in the Cloud, after which we can utilize innovative features on the Azure Cloud platform. A Cloud-native application is cheap to use and highly scalable.
    • Replace - A Replace migration strategy completely replaces an existing application with SaaS including Azure Wireframe modernization. When an existing SaaS application can provide all the necessary functionalities, Replace is an excellent option to save costs
  • Data Modernization on Azure

    Data Modernization on Azure

    Leading enterprises are doubling their data footprints multiple times each year. Hence, they are looking to simultaneously reduce costs, take advantage of newer forms of big data, and enjoy greater flexibility in analyzing information with powerful AI and analytical algorithms. All these are possible through data modernization i.e. moving data from legacy databases to modern cloud-based databases. As an Azure cloud managed services partner of thousands of enterprises worldwide, Cloud4C brings in certified Azure cloud experts and data scientists to deliver the right advice on data migration to cloud platforms and modernize it.

    a. Database Migration Services:

    • Database Assessment and Plan
    • Cloud4C Migration Factories - Faster Migration
    • Database of your choice
    • Data security during migration
    • Migration Strategy, Approach, and Timelines
    • Security Tools Mapping
    • GAP Mitigation Plan
    • Azure Estimates
    • Migration Estimates
    • Azure Landing Zone Readiness and Migration of Workloads
    • Complex and Large Scale Migrations

    b. Database Management Services:

    • High Availability and Backup
    • Personalized and Customized Approach
    • Database Tuning, Database Healthchecks, Disaster Recovery
    • Maintenance and Monitoring
    • Proactive Threat Detection and Prevention powered by AI and ML
    • Near-Zero Management
    • Automated and Optimized - First time and Every time

    c. Managed Advanced Data Analytics and BI:

    • Data preparation - Single source of truth, Data lakes, Data Marts
    • Data visualization
  • Microservices Management on Azure platform

    Microservices Management on Azure platform

    Microservices architecture is a must for Applications at Scale. Management of Microservices is a nightmare unless it is effectively administered via automated solutions and state-of-the-art instrumentations. Our deep experience in managing large-scale Microservices Architecture-based B2B and B2C solutions can be leveraged to seamlessly manage an enterprise’s Microservices platform and products.

    Cloud4C delivers scalable and cost-optimized Infra as well as DevOps processes for Microservices-based applications via next-generation Containerization. We eliminate the risks and uncertainties associated with Microservices management.

    • Define Microservices and DevOps Strategy
    • Managed Container Orchestration
    • Scalable and Cost Optimized Infra
    • Hybrid Cloud/Cloud Agnostic Setup

    Microservices Consulting:

    • Tailored, microservices architecture-inspired DevOps Strategy and Implementation.
    • Gain the right Application Architecture Strategy coupled with customized DevOps tooling and support to ensure that the Microservice Management can be simplified.
    • Microservice based architecture – Deploy istio based applications using EKS, Kubernetes Clusters
    • Calico – Pod Security, Network Security – istio control pane
  • AIOps-powered Azure Managed Services

    AIOps-powered Azure Managed Services

    Once enterprises opt to run workloads on Microsoft Azure, they have to address various management challenges that necessitate significant attention, demanding a business’s time, energy, and resources. Cloud4C can help and take this load off an organization’s shoulders with ease. As an Azure Expert MSP, Cloud4C enables businesses to realize the maximum benefits of Azure cloud hosting through a complete range of managed services.

    Our Enterprise Grade Managed services from our Azure Center of Excellence help enterprises meet heterogeneous and complex technology environments through a robust service delivery model built on ITIL, ITSM, COBIT process frameworks coupled with our best practices we gathered handling over thousands of IT Modernization projects.

    We determine workload needs, transform and migrate applications without disruption, furnish a secure, stable infrastructure. Our team of Azure-certified cloud experts can manage all the Azure-related databases and infrastructure along with application deployment on Azure. Our team possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in the Azure ecosystem. We can help enterprises to make the best use of Azure services and tools such as Azure Active Directory, Monitor, ARM templates, RBAC, ATP, Sentinel, and more.

  • Centralized Azure Cloud Security

    Centralized Azure Cloud Security

    Cloud4C with the help of Cloud4C proprietary frameworks, 40+ security control objectives, and 26 security tools, automatically collects and alerts on security data from critical Azure services such as Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, Azure Sentinel . The process centralizes and simplifies Azure security monitoring. The service includes cybersecurity management, including Active Directory, firewall, endpoint protection, virtual network, and antivirus which eliminates blind spots and ensures continuous threat coverage.

    We offer a cybersecurity-first design coupled with 24/7 security monitoring instrumentation and assisted by periodical audits is the security strategy we follow. We can help ensure a fault-tolerant security setup that helps Prevent, Detect, Protect and Evolve.

    CAF-based Security and Industry Standard Compliance Assessment:

    • Azure Native Tool Mapping
    • Recommended Security Tools configuration
    • Azure Security and Governance Policy using Azure Config and Blueprints
    • Azure Landing zone recommendation
    • Azure Sentinel Demo

    CAF Based Azure Governance Assessment

    • Azure Platform Break-fix
    • Azure Governance MVP (Minimal Viable product) to act as a Governance foundation for current and future workloads
    • Azure Policies & Blueprint recommendation (Standard and Custom)

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Explore Cloud4C’s Award Winning Proprietary Self-Healing Operations Platform (SHOP)

The One Stop Secret behind it’s Automation-driven, Application Focused end-to-end Cloud Migration, Modernization, and Managed Services

Cloud4C SHOP is a low code platform that integrates different ecosystems (platforms, clouds, infra, tools, applications, workloads) including auto-remediation and self-healing necessary to deliver end-to-end cloud migration, modernization, and managed services to enterprises automatically at minimal human touch, till the application login layer. Hence, the term Self Healing Operations Platform.

SHOP seamlessly automates complex processes touching multiple technology stacks and cloud, on-prem environments including actions to be taken on both network and compute components, owned by multiple business units or teams. The platform improves engineers’ efficiency while also allowing engineers with less experience, to handle more complex tasks.

  • Automated, Factory-approach to Cloud Migration, Modernization, and Managed Services
  • Predictive and Preventive Healing
  • Proactive discovery of problems, preventing issues before they occurred
  • 50% Outage reduction with 30% productivity improvements
  • Automate response to real-time
  • Consistent Delivery and Service Level Optimization
  • Reduce or eliminate mean time to repair

4 Functions that make SHOP Weave Magic

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Predictive & Preventive

By using clustering and regression models, SHOP can predict any anomalies that might lead to outages in a system, making sure they are quickly dealt with even before they occur.

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Collective Knowledge

SHOP is also a full-stack infrastructure and Business Activity Monitoring solution that enables a 360-degree view of all the data relevant to flagging early warnings and issues that might occur.

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Situational Awareness

SHOP collects all contextual data at the time of the anomaly to present relevant root cause scenarios enabling coherent and complete responses.

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Remedial & Autonomous

Our home-grown ML engine ensures the best possible remedial action suitable to the problem and the system.

Cloud4C SHOP Bags the Win at Prestigious Events Worldwide

Cloud4C triumphs at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) Technology Excellence Awards in the Cloud- IT Services Category

Cloud4C wins the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards in the Cloud - IT Services Category

The Difference: Why Avail Cloud4C Datacenter Modernization Services on Azure?

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World’s largest application-focused Cloud Managed Services provider and one of the most trusted Azure Cloud Services Providers in APAC and MEA for 12+ years

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Dedicated end-to-end datacenter modernization on Azure expertise with AIOps-driven Azure managed operations

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24/7 Support backed by 2000+ cloud certified experts, 25 dedicated Centres of Excellence

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Certified people resources on ITIL, COBIT, CDCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, Six Sigma, PMP CCIE, MCP, CEH, and more

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Zero Friction and Zero loss Azure Cloud Migration via Factory-based approach, 25000+ Apps, and Databases migrated

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4000+ enterprise customers including 60 Fortune 500 companies

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10,000+ TB Managed Databases, 3000+ Database Instances handled, 10 out of 25 Top Global banks’ Databases managed

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Presence in 26 nations worldwide including successful deployment of Azure Public, Private, Hybrid, Multi, and Community Cloud platforms

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High availability 99.95%, hyper-scalability, Single SLA

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Proven SAP on Azure cloud migration services expertise managing 10,000+ SAP instances and 2300+ TB of HANA Database

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Dedicated DR on Azure Cloud Services offerings for heterogeneous, complex environments with automated recovery-backup, failback-failover mechanisms, 200+ Annual DR Drills

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Smart Azure Managed Security Services Expertise, 40+ Security Controls, dedicated SOCs. Leverage Azure Sentinel

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Cloud4C proprietary automation solutions including Self-healing Operations, Automation Delivery platforms, and RPA solutions

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Cost-effective Pay-per-use model under single SLA

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1 Billion+ Fail-safe Hosting Hours administering 40000+ VMs

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Strict compliance to regulatory and in-country data residency standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, SAMA, RBI, PCI-DSS, IRAP, OJK, MEITI, NESA, GxP, ISO Standards, etc

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200+ Compliance and Regulatory Audits Annually

UAE F&B Leader

Customer Success Stories

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UAE F&B Leader

Leading F&B Organization in the Emirates successfully achieves business continuity through Cloud4C Hybrid Managed Azure Cloud Migration

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Government Network Hub

Innovative Azure migration helps Government entity seamlessly administer their complex IT operations during the pandemic

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Government Nodal Agency

Customized Azure Migration Strategy delivers scalability and stringent security for complicated IT operations of Qatar Nodal Ministry

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Port Management and Logistics Major

Fail-safe Azure Migration with AIOps Managed Services and DaaS equips one of the World's largest port management and 3PL logistics firm with streamlined Business Continuity

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Leading UAE Energy Company

Fail-safe Azure Migration with AIOps Managed Services and DaaS equips one of the World's largest port management and 3PL logistics firm with streamlined Business Continuity

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Leading Investments Conglomerate

Leading Dubai-based conglomerate amplifies informational security and business continuity with 99.995% Uptime through innovative DRaaS on Azure Migration

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