Azure Cloud Migration and Modernization Services

Transformative Azure Solutions to re-engineer your business operations

Quadrion’s Azure Migration and Modernization Services empower businesses to leverage the complete potential of the Azure Cloud.

Propel your pathway towards Digital Transformation with innovative solutions that foster sustenance and growth.

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One of the essential constituents of a path towards digital transformation is moving to a cloud-based environment for business data, infrastructure, and applications. Cloud adoption brings in a multitude of benefits, when compared to siloed and on-prem platforms, with security, flexibility, and extensibility being the key drivers for the transition.

When compared to a “lift and shift” approach towards migration, which moves all the workloads to the cloud, modernization involves a hybrid approach that involves migration, restructuring existing workflows, optimizing their capabilities, and aligning them with current and projected needs for the future. This conflux termed “Migration and Modernization”, is the key factor for an organization to achieve the optimal digital maturity needed to stay ahead in the race.

At Quadrion, Cloud migration is not limited to moving your data and apps but is a comprehensive process that factors critical parameters of your business, be it operations, processes, and people. Our solutions give you a unique advantage to re-engineer areas of improvement and derive optimal benefits from the exercise.

Our Approach towards Cloud Migration and Modernization

Quadrion’s Cloud Migration and Modernization services, cover the below distinct phases, ensuring an all-encompassing solution for your pathway towards the Azure Cloud.

Assessment

The Cloud Migration process begins with a preliminary assessment of your existing technology landscape, identifying workloads for migration, and analyzing the areas of improvement and innovation in your existing operational processes and workflows. It defines the outcomes of the process and tracks them with the identified KPIs to realize the benefits of the activity.

What can be migrated

Security and Compliance

Virtual Desktops

Security and Compliance

Storage

Security and Compliance

Databases

Security and Compliance

Web Apps

Security and Compliance

Container Apps

Security and Compliance

Servers

Security and Compliance

VMware Farms

Security and Compliance

Mainframe and midrange

Security and Compliance

Development and Testing Environments

Security and Compliance

SAP

The Assessment phase factors in the necessary dependencies for your applications, to ensure that all application components are marked for a seamless migration. This includes an analysis of the compatibility and scalability factors of the identified applications scheduled for migration to Azure.

This phase also identifies the appropriate target Azure architecture to make the transition, along with an analysis of workloads to determine which of them need a pre-migration enhancement, or a modernization post the migration process. Also factored in is the application downtime during the migration and the intended security aspects of the transition.

Tools used in this phase are the Azure Migrate, Cloud Economics, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator, and Readiness Assessment through SMART—the Strategic Migration Assessment and Readiness Tool.

Strategy

The Migration and Modernization strategy determines the choice of a deployment model and the order of migration, post the assessment phase. It also involves a choice from the 5 Rs of migration, for each of the applications in the existing technology stack.

1

Rehost

This involves an as-is migration to the Azure Cloud

2

Refactor

Refactor approach involves making minor changes or enhancements to the existing applications.

3

Re-Architect

This involves splitting the application into its constituent services, and selectively bundling them as per the requirements.

4

Rebuild

Rebuild approach involves the creation of a new application as per the operational requirements, and to align with the target cloud-native architecture.

5

Retire

This involves decommissioning the existing application.

The Migration and Modernization strategy also determines the migration schedule, communication plans, risk mitigation approaches, roles, and responsibilities, as in with a RACI matrix. It lays the roadmap for the future stage of the activity.

Implementation

The Implementation phase is the actual migratory stage, and primarily involves the creation of the below systems. Complex migration scenarios use a phased approach toward migration, and the use of test and development environments for the migration activity.

  • The landing zone for the workloads to be migrated or built.
  • The Azure production environment-which includes the data center, networking and connectivity, identity, and other essential parameters for the process.
  • Setting up the necessary DevOps tools and processes.
  • Migrating the workloads and retiring their on-premise instances, with a focus on the identified application downtime.
  • Evaluating the performance and functionality of the migrated workloads, as per defined KPIs.
  • Validating the backup and disaster recovery systems in place

Monitoring and Optimization

This phase is a post-migration activity and involves in-depth monitoring of the performance and functionalities of the migrated workloads, with Azure tools such as Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, Log Analytics, amongst others. It factors areas of optimization that reduce excessive usage of Azure resources to lower operational costs.

What Quadrion offers?

Quadrion, A Microsoft Gold Partner can give you the perfect Migration and Modernization strategy and implementation to meet your Azure goals.

Do contact us with your specific requirements, and we will be glad to charter a custom pathway for the Azure Cloud adoption.

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