CDWT Azure

Data Center Migration to Azure

Accelerating Azure Migration using Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF).

To develop true digital transformation for enterprises, migration plays a crucial role. At CDWT, we ensure you get more than lift and shift by empowering Application, Database Modernization and Reducing Costs, not only at the infrastructure level, but also from the perspective of overall IT spend through the four pillars-Continuity, Compliance, Customization, and Control, with the goal of reducing TCO.

With more than a decade of experience in migrating mission-critical workloads to the cloud of enterprises’ choosing and 23 different Centers of Excellence (CoEs) across many technologies, CDWT can assist businesses in migrating any workloads, apps, platforms, and databases to Azure (which can also include hybrid cloud options with certain workloads locally hosted to address the data localization needs of our customers).

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Slowly, but surely, enterprises are becoming more proficient in using cloud technology – 68% now consider themselves “intermediate” or “advanced”.

Why Move Your Data Center to Microsoft Azure?

Optimise Costs

  • Transition from a CapEx to OpEx model
  • Modernize your Data centre
  • Reduce rising DC Operational expenses

Compliance & Security

  • Modernize your workloads' security and battle threats
  • Observance of severe regional and sector-specific rules
  • Plan for Business Continuity

Business Agility is a Must

  • Instantly introduces new capabilities in terms of tools and skill set, therefore relieving the IT staff of repeated work.
  • Accelerate time to value - construct, deploy, and administer

Migration of Azure Data Center Drives Long-Term Opportunities

It’s time to begin your adventure to the Cloud using Azure Migration. Utilize a proven cloud migration strategy, tools, and direction to optimise your new environment. In addition to assisting with Azure Migration, CDWT also provides AIOps-powered managed services for Security, Monitoring, Billing, Consumption Analytics, and Cost optimization, which may drive corporate development and bring value to end-customers.

Utilize the CDWT's experience and begin your migration immediately!

When planning your enterprise’s Azure migration, there are six primary factors to consider, and CDWT can assist you with every stage of this journey.

  1. Application data centre migration model
  2. Evaluation of the existing condition and future state planning
  3. Plan for completing the migration
  4. Options for storage configuration
  5. Security and availability needs and strategies for addressing them
  6. Maintenance and migration of your Azure deployment

Advice on Cloud Migration and Best Practices

Our Cloud Architects and Security Consultants will collaborate with an enterprise team to build workloads that are highly available, scalable, secure, and cost-optimized (infra, application, data and workplace). With scalability, sustainability, security, repeatability, and ROI sensitivity as main focuses, CDWT assists businesses in designing and implementing the optimal cloud strategy. CDWT is proficient in Cloud Migrations as well as Hybrid and Multi Cloud Operations thanks to Azure CAF, Azure native tools such as Azure Migrate, and ASR Deployment planner.

Cloud Infra Setup and Management — Our forte is secure and automated infra setup. On-click infrastructure setup and teardown, as well as automatic on-demand development of new environments, are enabled by the CDWT Unified Cloud Management Portal, which is supported by third-party and Azure-native applications such as Azure Resource Manager and Third-Party Tools (ARM). As part of the IT Modernization initiative, we provide the following services with a team of over 600 certified Azure specialists from CDWT and Microsoft Azure teams from across the globe.

Migration of Workloads to Azure

Cross-region migration for compliance or increased throughput, bare metal to Cloud or Cloud to Bare Metal – we’ve executed it all. We can design and perform the optimal migration approach with zero downtime, zero risks, zero mistakes, and little labour.

Models for Application Migration

CDWT Application Migration and Modernization assists businesses in maintaining, expanding, deploying, and administering their applications in order to satisfy present and future business requirements. This relies on your circumstances, which will be influenced by variables such as strategic business ambitions, application architecture, time, cost, and available expertise.


Here, we migrate the application to a new physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure while preserving the business logic and guaranteeing that the system remains unchanged.


Sometimes, a legacy application with still-useful functionality might be replaced with a more flexible cloud-based alternative. This service usage shifts from a paid licence to a pay-as-you-go subscription.


We migrate traditional apps to the cloud with few modifications, preserving the code structure, features, and functionalities. It is built on a twelve-factor framework, a technique for designing and delivering web applications, for Software-as-a-Service applications.


It involves migrating to a new application architecture where current programming and microservices may be used, a win-win scenario. In this legacy modernization approach, the whole code is modified, enabling you to transition to a new architecture that enables the many capabilities of the application platform.


In encapsulation, a monolithic application is broken down, its data and functions are encapsulated, and the application’s individual components are rebuilt as micro services through a new application programming interface. This will enable your firm to use and enhance the application’s capabilities and value to adapt to changing business requirements.

Evaluation and Planning of the Azure Migration Using CAF

The Cloud Adoption Framework powered by Azure provides businesses with a dependable framework for developing and implementing the business and technological strategies required for cloud success. CDWT will assist companies through the many steps of enabling cloud adoption, establishing operations on cloud, and managing mission-critical workloads on cloud if they have not yet selected a cloud platform.

Learn more about Cloud Adoption Framework-based Azure Migration.

CAF-Based Workload Evaluation & Migration Plan

CDWT’s Cloud Adoption Frameworks (CAF) are aligned with Azure best practises and aid in the preparation of a complete infrastructure, application, and data transfer evaluation report. CDWT Migration factories employ a highly effective assembly line method with clearly defined stages to make migration and transformation safe, secure, and, of course, failsafe.

Among the important measures we do at this period are:

  • Assessment Report
  • Migration Strategy, Methodology, and Timelines
  • Security Instrument Mapping
  • Gap Mitigation Plan
  • Azure Estimates
  • Migration Estimates
  • Azure Landing Zone Readiness & Workload Migration (Lift and Shift)

Completing the Azure Data Center Migration

The aim of an enterprise’s Azure migration should be reduced TCO and enhanced performance. CDWT assists businesses in using technologies such as Azure VM Sizing, Map toolkit, and Azure Migrate to make recommendations on the ideal Azure VM size based on an evaluation exercise.

CDWT utilises capabilities such as Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to allow clients to continually duplicate virtual or physical servers to Azure, followed by a simple failover migration. In addition, it provides a test failover strategy that can be used to evaluate the functioning of apps before to their real Azure deployment. A Disaster Recovery as a Service approach is governed by various parameters, including RTO and RPO targets, storage, capacity planer network reconfiguration, and daily change rate. In addition to CDWT’s proprietary tools, we employ Azure Site Recovery Capacity Planner and Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner to assess an environment’s computing needs and capacity.

CDWT's Data Migration Services

Each year, the data footprints of the leading businesses grow by multiples of two. As a result, businesses want to simultaneously lower costs, take advantage of emerging kinds of big data, and have more flexibility in data analysis with the use of sophisticated AI and analytical algorithms. All of these are achievable via data modernization, or the migration of data from outdated databases to new cloud-based databases.

Assessment Plan

A discovery workshop to collect perspectives from stakeholders, evaluate data warehouse readiness, and collect server and application data. Afterwards, identifying the scenarios and workloads for migration and customizing the strategy for a successful migration with little disturbance to operations.

CDWT MIgration Factory

A tried-and-true, cost-effective, industrialised, and bundled solution enabling enterprises to achieve higher migration assurance. It is a highly automated "migration factory" technique with low-cost labour and tried-and-true equipment, reducing delays and consistently providing excellent products on schedule.

Database For Your Choice

Streamlined homogeneous database platform migrations, such as from Oracle to Oracle, as well as heterogeneous database platform migrations, such as from Oracle to Amazon Aurora.

Data Security During Migration

A highly-secured data migration with a full backup before the procedure, an encrypted data transfer, and restricted access during the whole process, while ensuring the integrity of your data.

Complex Large Scale Migrations

Automated administration solutions provide database audits, capacity management, platform-supported disruption management, upgrading, and patching, hence facilitating complicated and massive migrations without data loss and downtime.

Monitoring of Azure Security Centrally

CDWT automates the collection and alerting of security data from key Azure services, such as Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, and Azure Sentinel, therefore centralising and simplifying Azure security monitoring. The service comprises Security management, including Active Directory, a firewall, endpoint protection, a virtual network, and antivirus software, which removes blind spots and guarantees continuous threat coverage.

We provide Our security approach consists of a design that prioritises security, security monitoring equipment that is in place 24/7, and frequent audits. We can assist in establishing a fault-tolerant security infrastructure that helps Prevent, Detect, Protect, and Evolve.

CAF Based Security and Compliance Standard Assessment
  • Mapping Azure Native Tools
  • Configuration of Recommended Security Applications
  • Azure Governance and Security Policy Using Azure Policy and Blueprints
  • Azure Landing zone suggestion
  • Azure Sentinel Demo

CAF Based Governance Evaluation of Azure
  • Azure Platform Break fix
  • The Azure Governance MVP (Minimum Viable Product) will serve as the Governance basis for current and future workloads.
  • Azure Policies & Blueprint recommendation (Standard and Custom)