M4 Cloud helps customers understand what Microsoft Azure can do for their business and identify projects that are best suited for this public cloud offering. Assess web and line-of-business applications, and extend on-premises applications to the public cloud to help reduce IT complexity and costs.
Our service offerings includes the following engagements:
This engagement is designed to help customers implement a scalable, secure, and cost-effective development and test environment on Azure. By using Azure IaaS and Azure Dev Services, customers can provision a development and test environment in a matter of minutes and as needed, while also scaling environments up or down as their needs change. This allows organizations to increase their development velocity and flexibility, while also reducing their costs. M4 Cloud can leverage structured engagement materials and best practice guidance from Microsoft to prepare for a successful deployment and help get the most out of your public cloud investment.
By leveraging the power of cloud, Microsoft's Azure Management and Security services provides customers with new and unique ways to address their Cloud and IT Operational needs. With solutions like Azure Security Center, Azure Backup, and Azure Monitor, customers can enhance and extend the capabilities of their current IT operations solutions from the datacenter to the cloud. Azure Management Services provide protection for and insights into workloads running across Azure, AWS, Windows Server, Linux, VMware, and OpenStack at a lower cost than competitive solutions. For customers who have already deployed System Center 2012, Azure Management tools extends System Center investments into hybrid cloud delivering IT management as a service for any workload, any platform, anywhere. As an Microsoft partner, M4 Cloud leverages structured engagement materials and best practice guidance from Microsoft to prepare you for a successful deployment and help them realize the value of their investment.
This engagement will help customers determine which services they can move to Azure Functions, and the best route for re-architecting or building new microservices on Azure Functions. Once identified, this engagement will help identify other cloud services that should be integrated into the application, such as Logic Apps, Cosmos DB, Event Hub, IoT Hub, etc.
Help your customers meet their evolving data storage needs by integrating and migrating their current storage, backup, and disaster recovery (DR) solutions with Azure storage solution. Azure storage allows customers to reduce their data storage and archive costs, while also increasing their security, compliance ability. This engagement assesses the environment and determines the best scenarios for cloud storage integration and migration, creating an activation plan to migrate data to Azure, and demonstrates the value of Azure with a proof of concept for deployment. As a registered provider of AZDPS, you can use Microsoft guidance and resources to prepare your customers for a successful deployment and help them realize the value of their investment.
This engagement is leveraged to help customers assess, prioritize, and begin migrating existing virtualized applications. To provide value within an expedited timeframe, this engagement prioritizes the migration of applications that do not require significant re-architecting or code modifications. The following Microsoft Azure Service offerings are highlighted within this engagement: SharePoint on Azure IaaS, Windows Server on Azure IaaS, SQL Server on Azure IaaS, Azure Active Directory Premium, overall application migration, and migration from Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other competitive cloud platforms. As a registered provider of AZDPS, you can leverage Microsoft guidance and resources to prepare your customers for a successful deployment and help them realize the value of their investment.
M4 Cloud will build a plan for our customers to modernize their applications using Azure App Service. This engagement will help customers map out their migration process, plan for dependencies, and conduct a smooth app migration so that they can quickly start using and taking advantage of this powerful platform-as-a-service, or PaaS. The engagement will show our customers how to rapidly create and deploy new apps to production and development environments, automate deployments with CI/CD, and use the platform to quickly scale.
This engagement will help the customer determine the best approach for how to implement containers based on their needs and requirements. Each container platform (e.g., Service Fabric, App Service on Linux, AKS) has specific considerations and optimal scenarios. Once the best approach has been identified, this engagement can provide the customer with the optimal detailed architecture and strategy, and help the customer make key decisions such as which orchestrator to use, the best way to deploy new apps on this new platform, and how to satisfy security concerns.