Cloud Migration: Choosing a Cloud Service Partner

Cloud computing is changing how IT service is developed, deployed, scaled, maintained and paid for. Synergy research declared 2015 as “the year when cloud became mainstream” According to a research report by Synergy, from Q4 2014 to Q3 2015 cloud revenue has increased exponentially. Despite the proliferation of cloud usage, its full potential still remains relatively unexplored.

Part 1: Are You Cloud Ready?

A cloud service partner can guide you through the limitless possibilities with cloud and can help you achieve the guaranteed efficiency effectively. Your cloud partner must be able to support you meticulously, following the SLAs from sales through service, which is not something every vendor can achieve. The right choice will mean a mutually beneficial partnership, while the wrong choice could mean a disaster.

Choosing a cloud service partner involves deeper considerations than selecting a standard vendor, as you will be putting entire aspects of your cloud business model in their hands. The inundation of new entrants in the market means that service partner has little to no experience in hosting or application delivery, thus raising concerns not only about their current service performance but also the ability to evolve their services to meet future needs.

 

What to look for in a Cloud Service Partner?

The primary challenge for the enterprise is to identify a cloud service partner with a portfolio that includes expertise in a full range of environments for its workloads. Also, the portfolio should extend beyond today’s vision and offer a foundation for your future cloud strategy. Specifically, look for the following characteristics:

    • Interoperability: To make the most out of cloud services, enterprises should select a partner that enables workloads to span across multiple environments.
    • Security: When a cloud service partner enters the cloud, you are entrusting the information with them. Businesses should make sure that the cloud service partner keeps security as a priority.  Ensure that they build the cloud architecture for optimal protection, including measures to isolate enterprise workloads on physical servers, protections against Internet-borne attacks, and clear administrative access controls.
    • Cohesive and Dynamics Migration strategy: Is the cloud service partner’s cloud offering a hastily launched effort to survive the current momentum, or is it a diligently built foundation for future services? Cloud service partner that is committed to the transformational potential of the cloud will be able to articulate a clear vision of the future and will invest development resources to ensure they are leading—not following—the trends.
    • Experience: The cloud service partner should have a track record in managing enterprise data centers, providing secure hosting, and delivering mission-critical applications.
    • Flexibility: Just as different workloads are suitable for different environments, they also require different configuration and delivery parameters. As such, the cloud service partner should offer a menu or range of options related to performance, security, and resiliency, enabling the enterprise to select—and pay for—just the settings it requires for each workload.
    • Technical Expertise: Make sure your cloud solution partner offers a range of managed and professional services to help you develop a cloud strategy, migrate to the cloud, and maintain optimal cloud performance

The key to making this decision work is to forge effective partnerships.

Sysfore, a Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Sysfore Technologies partners with Infinity

The Sysfore Technologies has added another name to its growing list of Partner network. The Infinity, a Stamford Technology Company, is the global provider of Life Science Enterprise Level IT services for biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies of all size.

Having operations in the United States, Canada and India, the Infinity has invested heavily in developing intellectual property for drug safety, enterprise quality management, regulatory, compliance and lean value chain optimization for the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies of various size.

Infinity company logo

The Sysfore Technologies is both Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and AWS Cloud Consulting Partner India. It is the leading system integrator (SI), specializing in building systems for enterprise clients using cloud, mobile and responsive web technologies. We serve a global client base, offering Consulting, Technology and Managed Services.

As a Gold Certified Partner, Sysfore has demonstrated expertise in Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs and make a smooth transition to the Azure Platform.

As the AWS Cloud Consulting Partner India, Sysfore can help you design, architect, build, migrate and manage your web and mobile applications on the AWS platform. It provides a secure, flexible and resilient cloud environment for your responsive web development and ERP implementations.

Infinity can gain from Sysfore’s experience and cloud expertise to provide vast industry specific solutions, deep technology expertise and a diverse portfolio of services, to help the customers optimize their business processes, maximize usage of the latest technologies, and drive innovation across their organization.

Growing Cloud Partnership

The Infinity can leverage Sysfore’s Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure or AWS, that help enterprises smartly connect intelligent capabilities needed to become the digital business. It can gain from the agility and economics of cloud computing with the reliability and security of an on-premise IT environment.

The Sysfore’s cloud offering include cloud consulting, application, mobile and web development, cloud managed services, cloud migration and deployment services.

It creates custom application solutions which enable organizations to achieve the competitive advantage within the continuously changing technology world. It has proven experience in various technologies like .NET, Java, PHP and other open source platform, to design, deploy and run applications across on-site, mobile, web and cloud based platform for multiple industries.

Sysfore Cloud Advantage

Whether it is creating a new solution, application or updating an existing one; Sysfore has an excellent development and support team to give you the best execution of application development services.

This cloud partnership allows both of them to help accelerate their client’s growth.
We offer a complete range of value added service in the application development and customization field:

• Optimize performance, costs and business continuity.
• Create a new class of applications that leverage the hybrid cloud platform.
• Provide a clear cloud road map which assesses, creates, deploys and migrates applications or infrastructures to the cloud.
• Seamlessly manage integration and automation of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS workloads, between Microsoft private and public clouds, or between cloud and on-premises.
• Auto-scale, burst and dynamically provision for capable applications across Microsoft cloud.
Here Is wishing both the Sysfore Technologies and the Infinity a long and successful partnership based on true collaboration, trust and mutual benefits.

You can contact us at  info@sysfore.com or call us at +91-80-4110-5555, +91 9845189275 or +91 9845698669 to know more about this growing partnership.

Leverage Sysfore to Build Your Business around Veeam Powered DRaaS Solutions

Sysfore Technologies as a service partner for Veeam, will act as a hosting, cloud (CSP) or managed service provider (MSP). We will use Veeam’s award-winning software as part of our service offerings to provide cloud solutions to our customers.

Veeam’s strategy is to partner with cloud and service providers, like Sysfore, who are experts in delivering cloud and managed services. Therefore, Veeam doesn’t provide its own cloud or cloud services. Rather than competing with service providers, Veeam enables providers to offer Veeam-powered solutions to their customers. Being part of the growing Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program, Sysfore can benefit from the recurring revenue and increase business valuation.

Veeam’s USP is DRaaS

Disaster recovery is one aspect that is a vital part of your business continuity plan in the event of planned or unplanned events or disasters. Veeam defines DRaaS, by offering it as part of a comprehensive availability strategy. It provides a consistent user experience and reducing overall cost to protect your data (backup + replication + cloud). This is a huge market opportunity for the service providers, as they can enable DRaaS and fuel their growth and success.

Veeam DRaaS

Veeam’s flagship software is the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, which delivers recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications and data. With Veeam, you’ll get a solution that delivers: High-Speed Recovery, Data Loss Avoidance, Verified Protection, Leveraged Data, Complete Visibility.

Disaster Recovery is available as part of the V9 Availability suite.

Veeam’s Cloud Connect for Service Providers is it’s breakthrough cloud technology, that allows a service provider to easily set up and maintain a secure multi-tenant environment for hosting Veeam backups and standby VMs. With Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers makes DRaaS easyprofitable, and practical for any customer environment.

You can benefit from having the Veeam DRaaS solution in your business continuity plan:

  • Easy licensing and pricing including monthly rental by the VM for service providers and customers, no VM minimum limit.
  • A ready market and channel partner to implement DRaaS for you.
  • Secure and safe data backup, storage and recovery.
  • DR for any workload – Efficient, cost-effective and storage application and OS independent diagnostics.
  • Fast, flexible failoverof specific VMs or an entire site.
  • Streamlined failbackwith zero data loss and minimal disruption to users.
  • Recovery assurance with affordable and efficient, imaged-based replication for true DR,  including support for replica and failover testing and alternating production between sites.
  • Seamless integration with Veeam user interfaces, workflows and data collection. It handles advanced networking capabilities for you without any complex setup or VPN.

How does Veeam Connect works

Veeam Cloud Connect presents your customers with a “cloud host” that they can replicate VMs to:

  • Your customers simply click “Add Service Provider” from the Veeam console and enter the credentials you’ve given them.
  • Their cloud hosts appear in their Veeam infrastructure.

There are no VPN, no separate consoles. Using the cloud hosts, customers can provision them on demand, without having to maintain a second site. This is exactly like other replication targets. Veeam Cloud Connect includes multi-tenant support, requires only a single port, and securely transfers data over SSL/TLS (no VPN required).

Veeam Connect

Why Veeam is better?

No dependency on third-party software – You only require a hypervisor, without additional technology for network extension, WAN acceleration, etc, as everything is available right out of the box. Multi-tenancy is even built in, so you can securely host multiple customers on the same hardware, with complete isolation between tenants.

Expedited onboarding – A single port is all that’s needed. Veeam Cloud Connect encapsulates and encrypts all network traffic – for management, replication and even inter-VM communication – to securely transmit data over a single port using SSL/TLS. There’s no need to set up and maintain VPN connections or open multiple ports.

Automated network reconfiguration – Eliminates the high cost and headaches of reconfiguring networks for DR testing or full or partial failover. Veeam network extension appliances preserve communication with and between running VMs regardless of their location.

Bandwidth friendly features – Seeding, Built-in WAN Acceleration and more allow you to provide DRaaS to customers with slow or unreliable WAN connections or a large number of VMs.

Wide market coverage – You can offer DRaaS to any customer regardless of the storage, applications and operating systems they use as Veeam replicates at the hypervisor layer. It supports both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Sysfore will offer the Veeam powered cloud based DRaaS to build your business. You can reach out to us on info@sysfore.com or call us at +91-80-4110-5555 for more information.