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.
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%
Quick Snap: What our Google Cloud Adoption
Review and assess readiness, identify and engage key stakeholders, align business and technology, build a business case
Perform detailed discovery, develop a migration plan, create an operating model, and ensure security and compliance
Migrate, integrate, test, transform, monitor, optimize and innovate for continuous improvement and optimal results
Google Cloud Adoption Framework: A
Start by understanding your unique business objectives to identify how GCP can support you.
Start aligning your people, stakeholders, processes, and technology to chalk out your cloud adoption plan.
This is where you prepare your environment using GCP. Once you are prepared, begin to deploy the basic building blocks of migration.
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.
Create smart benchmarks and monitor your Cloud environment through data collection and alerts.
Make sure to follow the best practices to track your performance and create resilience to recover from any issues.
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Cloud4C - Benefits You Can Expect
Diving In-depth: The Main Phases of Google Cloud
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.
- Increased Revenue
- Optimized Costs
- Faster Time-to-Market
- Swift response to change
- High Availability
- Zero data loss and minimal disruptions to business
SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
- Continuous Compliance
- Strict adherence to regional and industry specific regulations
REACH AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
- 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?
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.
This is to identify the applications and existing workloads to be migrated and lift and shift them to the cloud ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O365 Security and Policy Check
Management Dynamic Group, Accounts
Containers / Tenancy
Resource Naming Standards and Tags
CAF Governance Assessment
OCI IAM/Policy access control
OCI Security & Compliance Control Mapping
OCI Governance Plicy
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:
Universal Monitoring and Visibility
Minimal Ecosystem Complexities
Optimization and Cost Management
Incident and Access Management
Policies and Compliance Management
Our security framework governed by 40+ Security Control objectives makes it instantly compliant with most of the regulatory standards worldwide.
What Differentiates Cloud4C: Why Partner
World’s largest Application-focused Managed Cloud Services Provider and one of the leading managed cybersecurity companies
Dedicated GCP Security Services Management expertise with 40+ Security Controls,, 2000+ global cloud experts worldwide with local presence in 26 countries
Trusted Google Cloud MSP across EMEA, APAC and Americas
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
Trusted by 60 of Fortune 500 Companies across 26 nations
Seamless AIOps-powered, application-focused cloud migration, management, and modernization for public/private/hybrid and multicloud offerings
Migrated and managing 40000+ VMs
12 years of rich experience in Cloud and Managed Services
High availability of 99.9% with a single SLA promise till App login layer
4000+ Global Enterprise customers
7 RegTech compliances utilizing the MITRE ATT&CK, CIS Critical Security Controls, and more
Zero friction business delivery model
Smart hyperautomation solutions utilizing RPA, process intelligence, business process transformation, NLP, and more
Certified people resources on ITIL, COBIT, CDCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, Six Sigma, PMP CCIE, MCP, CEH and more
Comprehensive Disaster Recovery and BCP portfolio across all locations globally
25 Centers of Excellence (GCP, SAP on GCP, Automation, Managed Security Services, Cloud Managed Services and more)
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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