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- Cloud Adoption Framework
- Phases of Google Cloud Adoption Framework
- Security and Continuity
Identify critical actions and goals to enhance your cloud journey consistently: Leverage the Cloud Adoption Framework to Migrate to Google Cloud Platform
The economic, organizational, and societal impact of the pandemic will continue to serve as a catalyst for digital innovation and the adoption of cloud services - Gartner
Every company has its own set of factors that will shape its journey to the cloud. Vision, future plans, budget, infrastructure, organizational setup, compliance guidelines, and more need to be taken into account. GCP Cloud Adoption Framework (GCP CAF) provides a standardized blueprint for migrating, configuring, and maintaining IT workloads, databases, and assets on the Google Cloud Platform. It streamlines the cloud migration, modernization journey. Companies can easily identify critical actions and goals including their mission-critical assets, apps, databases to be migrated to achieve their long and short-term IT and business goals. With Cloud4C, you’ll be integrating the right stack of native tools and services for end-to-end monitoring, asset management, and security.
More than one-third of businesses overrun their cloud budget up to 40%
The average person uses 36 cloud-based services every single day
95% of all enterprise workloads will be in the cloud within the next 3 years
Google Cloud Adoption Framework Implemented by Cloud4C
Cloud4CCompanies that are unaware of the mistakes made in their cloud adoption will overspend by 20 to 50%
Google CAF helps you develop the right migration strategy based on your business priorities and create a holistic plan with realistic ROI estimates. In addition, Cloud4C helps deploy smart cost optimization and automation solutions to better administer workloads on the cloud at maximum agility, availability, and TCO savings.
Our team of experts would develop a comprehensive blueprint across your cloud journey spanning Discovery, Assessment, and Migration. Additionally, we help enterprises identify the best-fit strategy according to their specific business use cases – ranging from ‘which workloads to move to ‘how to cost-effectively migrate them.’
Quick Snap: What our Google Cloud Adoption
Review and assess readiness, identify and engage key stakeholders, align business and technology, build a business case
Perform detailed discovery, develop a migration plan, create an operating model, and ensure security and compliance
Migration and operations
Migrate, integrate, test, transform, monitor, optimize and innovate for continuous improvement and optimal results
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Start by understanding your unique business objectives to identify how GCP can support you.
Start aligning your people, stakeholders, processes, and technology to chalk out your cloud adoption plan.
This is where you prepare your environment using GCP. Once you are prepared, begin to deploy the basic building blocks of migration.
This stage has two parts – migrate and innovate. You can simply migrate your on-prem environment to the cloud or innovate to take optimal advantage of cloud-native technologies to modernize your digital state.
Create smart benchmarks and monitor your Cloud environment through data collection and alerts.
Make sure to follow the best practices to track your performance and create resilience to recover from any issues.
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Cloud4C - Benefits You Can Expect
Accelerated Cloud Decisions
Gain access to a unique factory approach for cloud deployment and speed up the cloud migration journey. Cloud4C determines the necessary tools and services and delivers cloud migration under strict timelines by establishing the right business case and migration strategy.
Cost Clarity and Control
Google Cloud Migration Framework is a cost-effective solution as it embeds Cloud4C's smart cloud cost optimization strategies to further reduce unnecessary expenses without compromising on quality and security.
Dependency, Discovery, & Planning
Activities like technical assessments, hardware/software evaluations, and application dependency mapping are performed to improve the prospects of smooth and seamless cloud migration. GCP CAF focuses on cloud readiness of your application's data and infrastructure to assure the best results.
Products like Cloud Asset Inventory and Cloud Key Management paired with Cloud4C's Self Healing Operations platform (SHOP) rapidly improve infrastructure security. Qualities like auto-remediation and self-healing deliver end-to-end cloud migration, modernization, and managed services to enterprises automatically with minimal human interference.
Optimized Native Cloud-Environment
GCP Cloud Adoption Framework from Cloud4C help businesses leverage GCP-native tools and find the best solutions to simplify operations.
Availability and Scalability
GCP CAF ensures that your organization enjoys the industry-high 99.9% availability and scalability with Google cloud up to Application Login layer.
Thorough Compliance Management
GCP CAF will also take a thorough look at compliance measures taken by your organization and create a detailed report on updates required. Cloud4C's advanced managed service capabilities also provide:
- Platform-specific built-in compliance tools
- Configuration management features
- Guidance resources that would save you from fines and penalties
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Diving In-depth: The Main Phases of Google Cloud
Stage 1: Define and Design the Correct Strategy
This is the first stage and very crucial according to us. It includes understanding your business closely and what its key success factors are. Here are the steps we follow in this stage:
Step 1: Understand Business Motivation
Cloud4C migration experts assess the current landscapes, applications and workloads. We guide business leaders and managers to move to the cloud with End of Support (EoS) of mission-critical technologies and regulatory compliance changes.
Step 2: Identify Business Outcomes
We design a DB migration plan based on the scope, blueprint, strategy and assessment analysis. We develop a data migration summary report with the result of migration verification, deviation and acceptance criteria.
- Increased Revenue
- Optimized Costs
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- Faster Time-to-Market
- Swift response to change
- High Availability
- Zero data loss and minimal disruptions to business
SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
- Continuous Compliance
- Strict adherence to regional and industry specific regulations
REACH AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
- Global access Compliance to Data Sovereignty laws/rules
- Faster time to meet customer stated/unstated needs
Step 3: Build the Business case
Moving to the cloud provides enterprises with stronger fiscal health and benefits including physical asset recovery, operation cost reduction, cost avoidance, soft-cost reduction, headcount reductions and capital expense reductions. With in-depth understanding and expertise in migrations, our expert team at Cloud4C lays out all the necessary plans to build the business case for cloud.
Step 4: Formulate Vision, Cloud strategy and Adoption plan
As part of the Oracle Cloud Adoption Framework, Cloud4C experts provide enterprises with a clear and defined cloud strategy developed in line with the vision. The adoption plan is then crafted to achieve the desired business outcomes.
Stage 2: Plan the Journey
The key role that cloud adoption plays is to transform the cloud adoption strategy into a reality for enterprises. With the help of the cloud adoption plan, Cloud4C’s team of experts helps enterprises perform the technical tasks in tandem with desired business results.
Step 1: A detailed picture of current IT landscape
As part of the Oracle Cloud Adoption Framework, Cloud4C experts prepare a detailed analysis of the current IT landscape which covers Network, Security, Applications, OS, and Databases. This analysis also includes complete dependency mapping details to identify the points of failure, and provide the fastest path to recovery.
Step 2: Migration blueprint
Our team of migration experts focuses on developing a detailed migration blueprint that covers migration strategy, methodology and project milestones.
Stage 3: Getting Ready for the Migration
Step 1: Building the environment
Cloud4C team prepares the landing zone design, covering network, security, compute, storage, security controls, cloud platform operations and governance policies. The blueprint focuses on the organization’s standard operating procedures with respect to security and governance.
Stage 4: Adopt the Right Migration Strategy
Step 1: Intuitive selection and innovation with the 6Rs
Several cloud-native benefits can prove to be useful to older apps as the solution is modernized to their advantage. Cloud4C makes it easy to decide among the famous 6Rs. What are they?
The enterprise drops the existing on-prem license of the software and moves on to the cloud-based version of the same software, essentially repurchasing the license.
This is to identify the applications and existing workloads to be migrated and lift and shift them to the cloud ecosystem.
This process involves the same methodology as that of rehosting platforms and applications. However, some customizations are made here to ensure that the platforms run optimally on the cloud.
This phase or approach involves the most effort and expenses as the existing on-prem applications, databases, and workloads are significantly overhauled, often at the codebase levels, to move them to the cloud.
This involves the recognition of applications or platforms that are redundant and causing unnecessary load and shooting up operational costs. They may be retired and replaced with a cloud-friendlier version.
Businesses might opt to retain some legacy, on-prem applications as they are delivering high performances and are linked to critical projects.
Stage 5: Robust Governance for End to End Ownership
The Oracle governance assessment maps the entire customer network, systems, and applications on OCI, to ensure scalability, high performance and resilience, alongside compliance. Cloud4C offers proactive optimization of Oracle governance tools to establish robust governance processes as per organizations’ operating procedure, to ensure continuity, compliances, cost efficiency, and scalability of operations.
O365 Security and Policy Check
Management Dynamic Group, Accounts
Containers / Tenancy
Resource Naming Standards and Tags
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CAF Governance Assessment
OCI IAM/Policy access control
OCI Security & Compliance Control Mapping
OCI Governance Plicy
OCI Blueprints for compliance automation
OCI Automation Policy
Security and Continuity while Migrating to Google Cloud
Cloud4C has built expertise in securing infrastructure, data, and operations for about 500 enterprises from various industry sectors. As the world’s largest application-focused managed cloud service provider commanding dedicated global expertise in cloud cybersecurity management, we are committed to being the ideal partner to secure IT on Google cloud.
Our engineer's leverage GCP’s custom cloud solutions to deliver industry-best uptime, high availability, and world-class intelligent risk management. We achieve this through the following features:
Universal Monitoring and Visibility
Minimal Ecosystem Complexities
Optimization and Cost Management
Incident and Access Management
Policies and Compliance Management
Our security framework governed by 40+ Security Control objectives makes it instantly compliant with most of the regulatory standards worldwide.
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What Differentiates Cloud4C: Why Partner
World’s largest Application-focused Managed Cloud Services Provider and one of the leading managed cybersecurity companies
Dedicated GCP Security Services Management expertise with 40+ Security Controls,, 2000+ global cloud experts worldwide with local presence in 26 countries
Trusted Google Cloud MSP across EMEA, APAC and Americas
Pre-Met Compliance Needs
- Industry specific - GDPR, PCI-DSS, GxP, HIPAA, CSA
- Country specific - MAS, RBI, FedRAMP, OJK, iRAP, MEITI, SAMA, NESA
- Worldwide standards - ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, SOC1, SOC2
Trusted by 60 of Fortune 500 Companies across 26 nations
Seamless AIOps-powered, application-focused cloud migration, management, and modernization for public/private/hybrid and multicloud offerings
Migrated and managing 40000+ VMs
12 years of rich experience in Cloud and Managed Services
High availability of 99.9% with a single SLA promise till App login layer
4000+ Global Enterprise customers
7 RegTech compliances utilizing the MITRE ATT&CK, CIS Critical Security Controls, and more
Zero friction business delivery model
Smart hyperautomation solutions utilizing RPA, process intelligence, business process transformation, NLP, and more
Certified people resources on ITIL, COBIT, CDCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, Six Sigma, PMP CCIE, MCP, CEH and more
Comprehensive Disaster Recovery and BCP portfolio across all locations globally
25 Centers of Excellence (GCP, SAP on GCP, Automation, Managed Security Services, Cloud Managed Services and more)
24x7 Support and Consulting
Google Cloud Platform Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) - FAQs
Why is Google CAF Important for an Organization?
The Google Cloud Adoption Framework (GCP CAF) helps organizations understand the shortcomings and the scope of improvement in their IT infrastructure and thereby their business operations.
It helps in aligning business and technology agendas. It thus makes it easier to choose the right way forward, risks involved, risk mitigation plans to be in place before, during and after the migration to cloud.
Why do I need Cloud4C while Implementing Cloud Adoption Framework on GCP?
To customize Cloud Adoption Framework on Google Cloud Platform for your organization, it requires a lot of analysis and best practices to be embedded which can be provided by an experienced Cloud Migration Partner.
Cloud4C will reduce the guesswork as well as the additional hours taken to achieve the same. Cloud4C will also help you with documentation and guidance involved in CAF adoption process.
Apart from initial set-up, you’ll also get regular assessment and audit reports on performance which will pave a clear path for company’s cloud journey.
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What is the cloud adoption framework CAF )? ›
The Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF Framework) is a collection of documentation, implementation guidance, best practices, and tools that are proven guidance from Microsoft designed to accelerate your cloud adoption journey.What are the six 6 perspectives presented in the cloud adoption framework? ›
AWS CAF groups its capabilities in six perspectives: Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security, and Operations. Each perspective comprises a set of capabilities that functionally related stakeholders own or manage in the cloud transformation journey.Why is cloud adoption framework CAF important for an organization? ›
Cloud Adoption Framework helps align business and technology agendas, thereby making it easier for them to choose the right route forward, indicate, and minimize risks before, during, and after deployment or migration to the cloud.What is the difference between cloud adoption framework CAF and well architected framework WAF )? ›
While AWS CAF focuses on organizational capabilities for fruitful cloud transformation, its WAF provides industry-standard best practices to optimize the way enterprises produce and maintain apps on the AWS cloud.What are the 4 pillars of cloud value framework? ›
- Cost Savings (TCO) What is it? Infrastructure cost savings/ avoidance from moving to the cloud. ...
- Staff Productivity. What is it? Efficiency improvement by function on a task-by-task basis. ...
- Operational Resilience. What is it? ...
- Business Agility. What is it? ...
- Sustainability. What is it?
The four stages are project, foundation, migration, and reinvention.What are the three 3 main cloud computing deployment models? ›
There are also three main types of cloud computing services: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).What are the 5 4 3 principles of cloud computing? ›
The 5-4-3 represents the creation of a single collision domain, and the numbers are maximums: (5-) no more than five segments between any two nodes that communicate with each other, (-4-) no more than four repeaters in those five segments, and (-3) no more than three of the five segments can have active devices ( ...What's the correct sequence of the cloud adoption framework? ›
Question 2. 👨 💬 Plan, Ready and Adopt are the three main stages of Cloud Adoption process. Those stages are the key focus area of Cloud Adoption framework.What are the advantages of CAF? ›
The Common Assessment Framework for children and young people (CAF) is a shared assessment tool used across agencies in England. It can help professionals develop a shared understanding of a child's needs, so they can be met more effectively. It will avoid children and families having to tell and re-tell their story.
Why is CAF important? ›
It provides a framework for reaching a shared understanding with families and other practitioners about a child or young person's needs and how these can be met. CAF in this context is the 4-step process outlined in national guidance for managers and practitioners: step 1 - identify needs early.What are the three main factors of the cloud computing adoption? ›
We reviewed empirical studies that used TAM and TOE models and we found that factors like perceived ease of use , perceived usefulness and competitive pressures were the important drivers to adopt cloud computing technology.What are the five pillars of the well-architected framework WAF )? ›
- Operational Excellence Pillar.
- Security Pillar.
- Reliability Pillar.
- Performance Efficiency Pillar.
- Cost Optimization Pillar.
- Sustainability pillar.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) ...
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) ...
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
The security perspective of the AWS CAF helps you structure the selection and implementation of controls across your business.What are four four important factors of planning cloud? ›
Organizations must take into account four important factors: security, performance, integration and legal requirements.What are the 5 pillars of cloud database management? ›
- Protect Storage. When data is not being analyzed and translated, it is sitting in cloud storage. ...
- Control Access to Data. ...
- Secure Data Transit. ...
- Authenticate Arriving Data. ...
- Backup and Recover Data.
- Management Software.
- Deployment Software.
- Cloud Server.
- Cloud Storage.
- Innovators (2.5%) Innovators include those that are eager to try and adopt new products. ...
- Early Adopters (13.5%) ...
- Early Majority (34%) ...
- Late Majority (34%) ...
- Laggards (16%)
This data must be evaluated against the seven common migration strategies (7 Rs) for moving applications to the AWS Cloud. These strategies are refactor, replatform, repurchase, rehost, relocate, retain, and retire. For more information, see the 7 Rs in the glossary.
What are the 3 basic components of cloud computing? ›
Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet. These services are divided into three main categories or types of cloud computing: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS).What is the third biggest threat in cloud computing? ›
The high volume of data flowing between organizations and cloud service providers generates opportunities for accidental and malicious leaks of sensitive data to untrusted 3rd parties. Human error, insider threats, malware, weak credentials and criminal activity contribute to most cloud service data breaches.Which cloud deployment model is most commonly used? ›
Which cloud deployment model is most commonly used? The public cloud is the most widely used model. It allows users to access a vast range of cloud-based services.What are the 7 fundamental of cloud computing? ›
There are many protective methods that help secure the cloud; these measures include access control, firewalls, penetration testing, obfuscation, tokenization, virtual private networks (VPN), and not using public internet connections.What are the 6 principles of cloud computing? ›
There are 6 principles of cloud computing architecture design, including reasonable deployment, business continuity, elastic expansion, performance efficiency, security compliance, and continuous operation.What are the 6 most essential things that must be followed before going for cloud computing platform? ›
- Loss of data.
- Data storage.
- Business continuity.
- Data integrity in cloud computing.
- Migration phase 1: assess.
- Migration phase 2: plan.
- Migration phase 3: deploy.
- Migration phase 4: optimize.
- Analysis of the existing system landscape and infrastructure.
- Formulating KPIs.
- Understanding the key pain points of the legacy infrastructure.
- Determining success drivers for the future cloud infrastructure.
AWS CAF groups its capabilities in six perspectives: Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security, and Operations. Each perspective comprises a set of capabilities that functionally related stakeholders own or manage in your cloud transformation journey.When should a CAF be used? ›
The CAF is generally used with children and young people up to the age of 18, but its use can be extended beyond 18 where appropriate, to enable the young person to have a smooth transition to adult services.
What is a criticism of the Common assessment Framework? ›
However amongst the criticisms of CAF is that it has no demonstrated reliability and validity. The Parent Concerns Questionnaire (PCQ) has been developed in research on child and family social care.What are the three 3 mission of CAF? ›
Protecting Canada and defending our sovereignty. Defending North America in cooperation with the United States, Canada's closest ally. Contributing to international peace and security through operations around the world, most often in partnership with allies from other countries.What is the point of common assessment framework? ›
The common assessment framework (or CAF) offers a way to look at what's working, and what's not working and to come up with a smart plan to make things better. The CAF involves listening to both carer and their child and to establish what extra support maybe needed.What CAF means? ›
An abbreviation for a chemotherapy combination used alone or together with other therapies to treat breast cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It includes the drugs cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin), and fluorouracil. Also called CAF regimen.What are the key challenges for the adoption of cloud computing? ›
- Data sovereignty regulations.
- Vendor lock-in.
- Skills gaps.
- Existing data centre investments.
The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) lists five essential characteristics of cloud computing: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service.What are three 3 factors that must be considered before migrating an application to the cloud? ›
- Business Goals. The first consideration for any major decision is the business goals that would be achieved by it. ...
- Security. ...
- Compliance. ...
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. ...
- Cost and ROI. ...
- Verification and Support.
While AWS CAF focuses on organizational capabilities for fruitful cloud transformation, its WAF provides industry-standard best practices to optimize the way enterprises produce and maintain apps on the AWS cloud.What are the three components of the well-architected framework? ›
- Operational Excellence. ...
- Security. ...
- Reliability. ...
- Performance Efficiency. ...
- Cost Optimization. ...
The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS. Using the Framework helps you learn architectural best practices for designing and operating secure, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable workloads in the AWS Cloud.
What are the four 4 deployment models in cloud computing? ›
There are four cloud deployment models: public, private, community, and hybrid. Each deployment model is defined according to where the infrastructure for the environment is located.Which CAF perspective concerns with managing and measuring cloud investment? ›
The Governance Perspective can help organizations measure and manage cloud investments to evaluate business outcomes. The Perspective is mainly applicable to the organization's Chief Information Officer (CIO), project and program managers, business analysts, architects, and software or IT portfolio managers.What are two of four components of every AWS solutions implementation? ›
- Data Management & Data Transfer. Running HPC applications in the cloud starts with moving the required data into the cloud. ...
- Compute & Networking. ...
- Storage. ...
- Automation and Orchestration. ...
- Operations & Management. ...
- Visualization Tools. ...
- Security and Compliance.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) adopted this model and extended it to the 6 R's: Re-host, Re-platform, Re-factor/Re-architect, Re-purchase, Retire and Retain.Which are the first two steps to perform in a cloud deployment? ›
- Step one: Assess. Assess the cloud deployment challenges, opportunities and success rates in the market. ...
- Step two: Plan. It is important for organizations to develop a customized cloud strategy. ...
- Step three: Adopt. ...
- Step four: Optimize.
Cybersecurity issues. Cost management and containment. Lack of resources/expertise. Governance/Control.Which of the AWS cloud adoption framework perspectives is focused on aligning the IT strategy with the business strategy for the organization? ›
The Governance Perspective focuses on the skills and processes to align IT strategy with business strategy. This ensures you maximize the business value and minimize risks. Use the Governance Perspective to understand how to update the staff skills and processes necessary to ensure business governance in the cloud.Is the metrics that organizations use to quantify and measure cloud adoption success? ›
Cloud Metrics not only helps in gauging the long-term impact of Cloud adoption by an organization but also helps in measuring the true value of Cloud which will enable the Organization to plan more effectively and efficiently.