Cloud Migration

Cloud Technology Adoption is the growing trend among SMB's & Mid Market in India

Cloud technology is on the rise, as businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple benefits cloud computing can have in terms of efficiency and profitability. Whether it’s private, public, hybrid or a mix of various cloud computing models, the technology is now being increasingly used by a majority of the Indian companies. Adoption of cloud technology is expected to grow further, as more and more businesses move towards transferring their IT operations to the cloud.

We understand the key issues in Cloud migration and help to deliver a seamless transition..

  • Planning – A detailed assessment is performed to determine the factors that will govern the migration, such as critical application data, legacy data, and application interoperability
  • Data Strategy – Company’s data requirements and the nature of data sync needs.
  • Cloud Migration Execution – Once the client’s environment has been assessed and a plan has been mapped out, it’s necessary to execute a flawless migration. The main challenge here is how to carry out the migration with minimal disruption to normal operations, at the lowest cost, and over the shortest period of time.
  • Data Sync – Every workload element individually migrated is tested to ensure that it is proven to work in the new environment before migrating another element. In an ongoing 24X7X365 operation, we also ensure that there is a mechanism to synchronize changes that are made to the source data while the migration is ongoing.
  • Post-Migration Support – Once that data has been migrated to the cloud, our experts ensure that it is optimized, secure, and easily retrievable moving forward. We also help our clients to monitor for real-time changes to critical infrastructure and predict workload contentions
CLOUD MIGRATION

Compute As A Service

Delivering a range of hosted virtualisation services, compute-as-a-service gives you the best of both worlds – all the benefits of in-house IT, with the low cost and flexibility of cloud technologies. The infrastructure and enterprise grade system software platform you will have access to is highly robust and protected with maximum security. Choose from a range of dedicated virtual resources for high performance workloads or standby virtual instances which are disaster recovery-ready to your own pool of resources to suit the most demanding environments.

Security As A Service

Backing up your organisation's data and systems is vital to provide business continuity. Our experienced team can deliver the most efficient and cost effective backup solutions to meet your operational and regulatory requirements. Your solution will be tailored to your specific frequency and retention needs, as well as your location and media requirements. Get simple, automated and secure data protection with Meridian

Storage As A Service

Virtual servers are deployed with storage based on a highly available Storage Area Network (SAN).
Whether your application needs higher disk I/O, resiliency or long-term flexibility, you can match your virtual server’s storage to its application. Have the flexibility to choose the storage that matches your business needs for specific cases, from simple capacity with minimal budget, to the highest level of redundancy with no single point of failure within the physical storage array and associated connectivity..

Platform as a service

Cloud infrastructure requires ongoing management and maintenance. Whether spinning up new environments for testing and deployment, or enabling on demand applications from a specified cloud environment, Meridian's platform as a service helps you realise the benefits of cloud infrastructure without being an additional burden on your internal IT teams. Every organisation is unique, that's why take the time to get to know our customers and what they want to achieve from their platform requirements.

Network As A Service

Businesses today demand a high-performance network that provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of applications to drive key business processes. We don’t cut corners. Within the data centre, all your compute resources are interconnected to a carrier grade fabric using redundant networking to give you uncontended throughput and millisecond latency. We also offer high-performance external network connectivity that is robust and efficient, which is critical in delivering your business service to customers and external third parties.

Why choose us

Extensive Cross-Industry Experience

No matter the complexity of change you’re undertaking or how you want to execute it, our flexible engagement approach means you can choose how you work with us to get the results you need.

Commitment to our Clients

When you call us, we’re there. We go out of the way to ensure that our Client's succeed in their IT objectives and achieve the best ROI. While many companies claim 'Customer-centricity', our whole business model revolves on ensuring that all our businesses are a relationship rather than a Transaction.

1. Is the cloud inherently insecure?

Not if security is properly implemented in your design. Almost all cloud providers support some type of firewall, VPN, and encryption. Backups and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery are still an important aspect to consider as part of a cloud migration as well.

2. What are some of the key considerations during Cloud Migration?

  • What are your firewall and security policies that need to be implemented?
  • Do you know the firewall platform that is provided by your cloud service provider? Is it a full-featured firewall, or a simple one that is interfaced via API?
  • How do you plan on migrating data from your premise to the cloud? Do you have enough bandwidth on your existing Internet connections to be able to transfer the data in a reasonable amount of time? Tools like DoubleTake from Vision Solutions can mirror a local server to a cloud server.
  • Do you need synchronous or asynchronous replication of your data to the new servers?
  • Are you exporting existing servers or creating new ones? If you are exporting, what format does your IaaS vendor use for importing your Virtual Machines?
  • Will you configure a VPN to your IaaS vendor? Or access the platform via HTTPS/TLS?
  • Do you have compliance requirements for PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or SSAE16? If so, do you have a plan in place on how to audit your vendors?
  • How do you plan to monitor and alert on the systems?

3. What are some of the key Planning Considerations?

  • Are you migrating an existing application or building a new application?
  • How many users will be accessing the application(s) and via what method(s) (VPN, MPLS, Direct Internet Connection). This will generally drive the rest of the requirements based on the application vendor’s specifications.
  • Have you created a list of all the systems that need to be migrated?
  • How many virtual machines do you need? Many smaller applications can get by with a single VM. Larger applications typically require several VMs to split out their various functions.
  • For each server, how many CPU cores do you require? How much RAM? How much disk? Do you have a specific IOPS requirement for systems that run databases or reporting?
  • What the security requirements around your application? Firewall, data encryption, auditing, etc.

4. How do you charge for the Cloud Services?

Since Cloud services and billings are based on consumption, we typically invoice our customers on a  monthly basis and the payments are due within 7 days of invoicing.

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