Identify critical actions and goals to enhance your cloud journey consistently: Leverage the Cloud Adoption Framework to Migrate to Google Cloud Platform

The economic, organizational, and societal impact of the pandemic will continue to serve as a catalyst for digital innovation and the adoption of cloud services - Gartner

Every company has its own set of factors that will shape its journey to the cloud. Vision, future plans, budget, infrastructure, organizational setup, compliance guidelines, and more need to be taken into account. GCP Cloud Adoption Framework (GCP CAF) provides a standardized blueprint for migrating, configuring, and maintaining IT workloads, databases, and assets on the Google Cloud Platform. It streamlines the cloud migration, modernization journey. Companies can easily identify critical actions and goals including their mission-critical assets, apps, databases to be migrated to achieve their long and short-term IT and business goals. With Cloud4C, you’ll be integrating the right stack of native tools and services for end-to-end monitoring, asset management, and security.

More than one-third of businesses overrun their cloud budget up to 40%
The average person uses 36 cloud-based services every single day
95% of all enterprise workloads will be in the cloud within the next 3 years

Google Cloud Adoption Framework Implemented by Cloud4C

Cloud4CCompanies that are unaware of the mistakes made in their cloud adoption will overspend by 20 to 50%

Google CAF helps you develop the right migration strategy based on your business priorities and create a holistic plan with realistic ROI estimates. In addition, Cloud4C helps deploy smart cost optimization and automation solutions to better administer workloads on the cloud at maximum agility, availability, and TCO savings.
Our team of experts would develop a comprehensive blueprint across your cloud journey spanning Discovery, Assessment, and Migration. Additionally, we help enterprises identify the best-fit strategy according to their specific business use cases – ranging from ‘which workloads to move to ‘how to cost-effectively migrate them.’

Quick Snap: What our Google Cloud Adoption
Framework offers

Migration assessment

Review and assess readiness, identify and engage key stakeholders, align business and technology, build a business case

Migration planning

Perform detailed discovery, develop a migration plan, create an operating model, and ensure security and compliance

Migration and operations

Migrate, integrate, test, transform, monitor, optimize and innovate for continuous improvement and optimal results

Google Cloud Adoption Framework: A
Comprehensive Map

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Start by understanding your unique business objectives to identify how GCP can support you.

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Start aligning your people, stakeholders, processes, and technology to chalk out your cloud adoption plan.

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This is where you prepare your environment using GCP. Once you are prepared, begin to deploy the basic building blocks of migration.

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This stage has two parts – migrate and innovate. You can simply migrate your on-prem environment to the cloud or innovate to take optimal advantage of cloud-native technologies to modernize your digital state.

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Create smart benchmarks and monitor your Cloud environment through data collection and alerts.

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Make sure to follow the best practices to track your performance and create resilience to recover from any issues.

Google Cloud Adoption Framework Powered by
Cloud4C - Benefits You Can Expect

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Accelerated Cloud Decisions

Gain access to a unique factory approach for cloud deployment and speed up the cloud migration journey. Cloud4C determines the necessary tools and services and delivers cloud migration under strict timelines by establishing the right business case and migration strategy.

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Cost Clarity and Control

Google Cloud Migration Framework is a cost-effective solution as it embeds Cloud4C's smart cloud cost optimization strategies to further reduce unnecessary expenses without compromising on quality and security.

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Dependency, Discovery, & Planning

Activities like technical assessments, hardware/software evaluations, and application dependency mapping are performed to improve the prospects of smooth and seamless cloud migration. GCP CAF focuses on cloud readiness of your application's data and infrastructure to assure the best results.

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Products like Cloud Asset Inventory and Cloud Key Management paired with Cloud4C's Self Healing Operations platform (SHOP) rapidly improve infrastructure security. Qualities like auto-remediation and self-healing deliver end-to-end cloud migration, modernization, and managed services to enterprises automatically with minimal human interference.

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Optimized Native Cloud-Environment

GCP Cloud Adoption Framework from Cloud4C help businesses leverage GCP-native tools and find the best solutions to simplify operations.

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Availability and Scalability

GCP CAF ensures that your organization enjoys the industry-high 99.9% availability and scalability with Google cloud up to Application Login layer.

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Thorough Compliance Management

GCP CAF will also take a thorough look at compliance measures taken by your organization and create a detailed report on updates required. Cloud4C's advanced managed service capabilities also provide:

  • Platform-specific built-in compliance tools
  • Configuration management features
  • Guidance resources that would save you from fines and penalties

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Diving In-depth: The Main Phases of Google Cloud
Adoption Framework

  • Stage 1: Define and Design the Correct Strategy


    This is the first stage and very crucial according to us. It includes understanding your business closely and what its key success factors are. Here are the steps we follow in this stage:

    Step 1: Understand Business Motivation

    Cloud4C migration experts assess the current landscapes, applications and workloads. We guide business leaders and managers to move to the cloud with End of Support (EoS) of mission-critical technologies and regulatory compliance changes.

    Step 2: Identify Business Outcomes

    We design a DB migration plan based on the scope, blueprint, strategy and assessment analysis. We develop a data migration summary report with the result of migration verification, deviation and acceptance criteria.

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    • Increased Revenue
    • Optimized Costs
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    • Faster Time-to-Market
    • Swift response to change
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    • High Availability
    • Zero data loss and minimal disruptions to business
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    • Continuous Compliance
    • Strict adherence to regional and industry specific regulations
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    • Global access Compliance to Data Sovereignty laws/rules
    • Faster time to meet customer stated/unstated needs

    Step 3: Build the Business case

    Moving to the cloud provides enterprises with stronger fiscal health and benefits including physical asset recovery, operation cost reduction, cost avoidance, soft-cost reduction, headcount reductions and capital expense reductions. With in-depth understanding and expertise in migrations, our expert team at Cloud4C lays out all the necessary plans to build the business case for cloud.

    Step 4: Formulate Vision, Cloud strategy and Adoption plan

    As part of the Oracle Cloud Adoption Framework, Cloud4C experts provide enterprises with a clear and defined cloud strategy developed in line with the vision. The adoption plan is then crafted to achieve the desired business outcomes.

  • Stage 2: Plan the Journey


    The key role that cloud adoption plays is to transform the cloud adoption strategy into a reality for enterprises. With the help of the cloud adoption plan, Cloud4C’s team of experts helps enterprises perform the technical tasks in tandem with desired business results.

    Step 1: A detailed picture of current IT landscape

    As part of the Oracle Cloud Adoption Framework, Cloud4C experts prepare a detailed analysis of the current IT landscape which covers Network, Security, Applications, OS, and Databases. This analysis also includes complete dependency mapping details to identify the points of failure, and provide the fastest path to recovery.

    Step 2: Migration blueprint

    Our team of migration experts focuses on developing a detailed migration blueprint that covers migration strategy, methodology and project milestones.

  • Stage 3: Getting Ready for the Migration


    Step 1: Building the environment

    Cloud4C team prepares the landing zone design, covering network, security, compute, storage, security controls, cloud platform operations and governance policies. The blueprint focuses on the organization’s standard operating procedures with respect to security and governance.

  • Stage 4: Adopt the Right Migration Strategy


    Step 1: Intuitive selection and innovation with the 6Rs

    Several cloud-native benefits can prove to be useful to older apps as the solution is modernized to their advantage. Cloud4C makes it easy to decide among the famous 6Rs. What are they?

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    The enterprise drops the existing on-prem license of the software and moves on to the cloud-based version of the same software, essentially repurchasing the license.

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    This is to identify the applications and existing workloads to be migrated and lift and shift them to the cloud ecosystem.

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    This process involves the same methodology as that of rehosting platforms and applications. However, some customizations are made here to ensure that the platforms run optimally on the cloud.

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    This phase or approach involves the most effort and expenses as the existing on-prem applications, databases, and workloads are significantly overhauled, often at the codebase levels, to move them to the cloud.

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    This involves the recognition of applications or platforms that are redundant and causing unnecessary load and shooting up operational costs. They may be retired and replaced with a cloud-friendlier version.

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    Businesses might opt to retain some legacy, on-prem applications as they are delivering high performances and are linked to critical projects.

  • Stage 5: Robust Governance for End to End Ownership


    The Oracle governance assessment maps the entire customer network, systems, and applications on OCI, to ensure scalability, high performance and resilience, alongside compliance. Cloud4C offers proactive optimization of Oracle governance tools to establish robust governance processes as per organizations’ operating procedure, to ensure continuity, compliances, cost efficiency, and scalability of operations.

    OCI Costs

    O365 Security and Policy Check

    Management Dynamic Group, Accounts

    Containers / Tenancy

    Resource Naming Standards and Tags

    Resource Locks

    CAF Governance Assessment

    OCI IAM/Policy access control

    OCI Security & Compliance Control Mapping

    OCI Governance Policy

    OCI Blueprints for compliance automation

    OCI Automation Policy

Security and Continuity while Migrating to Google Cloud

Cloud4C has built expertise in securing infrastructure, data, and operations for about 500 enterprises from various industry sectors. As the world’s largest application-focused managed cloud service provider commanding dedicated global expertise in cloud cybersecurity management, we are committed to being the ideal partner to secure IT on Google cloud.

Our engineer's leverage GCP’s custom cloud solutions to deliver industry-best uptime, high availability, and world-class intelligent risk management. We achieve this through the following features:

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Universal Monitoring and Visibility

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Minimal Ecosystem Complexities

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Optimization and Cost Management

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Incident and Access Management

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Policies and Compliance Management

Our security framework governed by 40+ Security Control objectives makes it instantly compliant with most of the regulatory standards worldwide.

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What Differentiates Cloud4C: Why Partner
with Us?

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World’s largest Application-focused Managed Cloud Services Provider and one of the leading managed cybersecurity companies

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Dedicated GCP Security Services Management expertise with 40+ Security Controls,, 2000+ global cloud experts worldwide with local presence in 26 countries

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Trusted Google Cloud MSP across EMEA, APAC and Americas

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Pre-Met Compliance Needs

  • Industry specific - GDPR, PCI-DSS, GxP, HIPAA, CSA
  • Country specific - MAS, RBI, FedRAMP, OJK, iRAP, MEITI, SAMA, NESA
  • Worldwide standards - ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, SOC1, SOC2
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Trusted by 60 of Fortune 500 Companies across 26 nations

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Seamless AIOps-powered, application-focused cloud migration, management, and modernization for public/private/hybrid and multicloud offerings

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Migrated and managing 40000+ VMs

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12 years of rich experience in Cloud and Managed Services

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High availability of 99.9% with a single SLA promise till App login layer

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4000+ Global Enterprise customers

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7 RegTech compliances utilizing the MITRE ATT&CK, CIS Critical Security Controls, and more

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Zero friction business delivery model

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Smart hyperautomation solutions utilizing RPA, process intelligence, business process transformation, NLP, and more

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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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Comprehensive Disaster Recovery and BCP portfolio across all locations globally

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25 Centers of Excellence (GCP, SAP on GCP, Automation, Managed Security Services, Cloud Managed Services and more)

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24x7 Support and Consulting

Google Cloud Platform Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) - FAQs

  • Why is Google CAF Important for an Organization?


    The Google Cloud Adoption Framework (GCP CAF) helps organizations understand the shortcomings and the scope of improvement in their IT infrastructure and thereby their business operations.

    It helps in aligning business and technology agendas. It thus makes it easier to choose the right way forward, risks involved, risk mitigation plans to be in place before, during and after the migration to cloud.

  • Why do I need Cloud4C while Implementing Cloud Adoption Framework on GCP?


    To customize Cloud Adoption Framework on Google Cloud Platform for your organization, it requires a lot of analysis and best practices to be embedded which can be provided by an experienced Cloud Migration Partner.

    Cloud4C will reduce the guesswork as well as the additional hours taken to achieve the same. Cloud4C will also help you with documentation and guidance involved in CAF adoption process.

    Apart from initial set-up, you’ll also get regular assessment and audit reports on performance which will pave a clear path for company’s cloud journey.

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