Demystifying Cloud Modernization with Azure Plus Program

Azure Plus Program

A successful modernization approach begins with the idea of solving current business challenges using cutting-edge technologies for increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved security.

In the era of AI and digital transformation, technology serves as the driving force for organizations. Continuous technology upgrades and modernization empower organizations to revitalize their processes, improve customer experiences, and foster innovation, leading to sustainable growth and competitive advantage in today’s digital landscape.

Hence, modernization becomes a critical priority for IT leaders; this is a survey conducted by a leading cloud company that concludes that 91% of CIOs say modernizing apps is their primary goal. The impact of the competitive and tech-advanced future drives the urgency for cloud modernization, including modernizing the infrastructure, legacy applications, and data.

3 Steps of Cloud Modernization Approach

Modernizing applications on Microsoft Azure becomes hassle-free with MSPs like G7 CR. Being the leading Azure MSP, G7 CR’s approach to modernization is pretty much in alignment with Microsoft’s modernization best practices. Our modernization roadmap is divided into three phases: Assess, Modernize, and Manage.

1. Assessment and Strategy

Assessment is the first step that you must take to optimize your cloud adoption and evaluate your enterprise for readiness.

Current State Analysis: Evaluate existing systems, applications, and infrastructure to understand their architecture, dependencies, and performance.

Business Goals: Define clear objectives for the modernization, such as improved scalability, cost reduction, or enhanced security.

Cloud Readiness: Assess the suitability of applications and data for the cloud environment, considering factors like compatibility and compliance. It has two components: Financial readiness – which helps you determine the required time and cost for modernization. Technical readiness – helps you determine if you’re ready to modernize or need a different cloud adoption strategy.

Risk Assessment: Identify potential challenges and risks that might arise during modernization and develop strategies to mitigate them.

2. Modernization

Select applications you want to modernize so that you can maintain, extend, deploy, and manage them in a way that meets the current and future needs of your business.

Migration Strategy: Choose the appropriate migration strategy for each application, whether it’s a rehosting, re-platforming, or refactoring approach.

Architectural Design: Design or redesign applications to leverage cloud-native technologies, optimizing for scalability, performance, and efficiency.

Data Migration: Plan and execute the migration of data, ensuring integrity and minimal downtime.

Testing and Validation: Rigorously test migrated applications to ensure they function as expected in the cloud environment.

3. Management

Once modernization is completed, you will be required to monitor the performance of the applications and optimize resources to avoid overspending.

Monitoring and Optimization: Implement monitoring tools to track application performance, resource utilization, and user experience in the cloud.

Cost Management: Continuously monitor cloud costs and optimize resource allocation to avoid overspending.

Security and Compliance: Implement robust security measures, including access controls, encryption, and compliance checks, to protect data and meet regulations.

24/7 Support: Choosing trusted MSPs like G7 CR Technologies will ensure you get 24/7 technical support to resolve issues promptly, ensuring maximum uptime for your cloud infrastructure.

Continuous Improvement: Regularly review and refine your cloud architecture, applications, and processes to align with evolving business needs.

Modernization On Azure – Best Practices

Below are some of the proven strategies and best practices that pave the way for a seamless and effective modernization of your applications and data.

1. Embrace Tech Innovation

Cloud modernization empowers organizations to harness the latest technologies, such as Generative AI, Machine Learning, and advanced analytics, to develop innovative solutions that address evolving customer needs and industry trends.

2. Choose Cloud-Native Technologies

Select technology stacks that align with cloud-native principles, such as microservices, containers (Docker), and serverless computing (Azure Functions). These technologies enhance application agility, scalability, and resource efficiency.

3. API-First Approach

Use API-driven development to connect different components of your application. This promotes flexibility and interoperability, allowing different parts of the application to use diverse tech stacks while maintaining seamless communication.

4. Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)

Employ CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Travis CI, or GitLab CI/CD to automate the building, testing, and deployment of your application. This ensures rapid and reliable updates to the cloud environment.

5. Choose the Right Cloud MSP Partner

This is one of the most important factors that decide the success of any cloud modernization journey, as MSPs bring expertise in cloud technologies, modernization strategies, break-fix support, and continuous management. A trusted MSP streamlines the modernization process, ensures adherence to best practices, and provides continuous support, enabling organizations to enhance their cloud journey.

G7 CR Technologies – Your Cloud Modernization Partner

At G7 CR – A Noventiq Company, we recognize the significance of a well-orchestrated cloud modernization journey. As your Azure Modernization Partner, we offer not just expertise but a commitment to elevating your business to new heights with our ‘Azure Plus Program – Azure Modernization Initiative’.

The Azure Plus Program is exclusively launched for companies who are leveraging Microsoft Azure to host their applications and data. This program is designed to help companies with benefits like business agility, 10x faster delivery time, and reduced cost.

As this program is exclusive, only up to 100 nominations will be considered, with phase 1 closing on December 31, 2023. So, hurry up and join the Azure Plus Program today.

Azure Plus Program – What’s in for CXOs?

Azure Plus Program

The business landscape has been completely transformed with the emergence of generative AI. In this fast-paced economy, technological upgrades and advancements play a pivotal role in business success. According to Gartner’s report by 2027, more than 50% of enterprises will use cloud platforms to accelerate their business initiatives. Also, as per a global survey conducted by Microsoft, 74% of IT decision-makers believe that Modernization is a key priority to unlock scalability.

The survey also observed that 62% of organizations have a modernization strategy already in place. Considering the immense focus on technology modernization, G7 CR – A Noventiq Company has launched the Azure Plus Program to modernize cloud applications, maximize cloud budgets, and increase efficiency.

The program envisages uplifting organizations to swiftly adapt to evolving technology demands while keeping costs and resources optimized. Azure Plus Program lets CXOs oversee and optimize cloud environments in a much more streamlined approach. As per a CXO survey, it’s observed that IT decision-makers encounter several complexities while modernizing their IT and cloud infrastructure. Some of these challenges are:

Lack of Knowledge and Expertise

Even in technically advanced organizations, sometimes it’s difficult to meet the changing demands of technical expertise. Modernizing applications and data on Azure requires deep technical expertise and knowledge. This creates a skill gap and thus it becomes critical for IT decision-makers to take such initiatives like modernization on their own. Continuous upskilling also becomes a challenge as the IT departments are always overwhelmed with extra work pressure.

G7 CR’s Azure Plus Program takes over the burden from CXOs and ensures a smooth transition while modernizing workloads on Azure as it is backed by skilled cloud experts with advanced-level Azure certifications. With its deep Cloud understanding, G7 CR’s Solution Architects advise you on the right cloud strategy, approach, and platform fitment, designing robust cloud architecture considering key business aspects like scale, security, and manageability.

Data Security and Privacy: 

Modernizing cloud applications raises significant concerns about data security if not done properly. While adding new workloads or upgrading the existing ones, information privacy, whether belonging to users or organizations, might be crucial and sensitive. Despite the assurance of data integrity by the cloud service provider, it becomes a responsibility to manage user authentication, authorization, identity protection, data encryption, and access control.

G7 CR, being a leading Azure MSP, offers comprehensive security assessment and data privacy services via The Azure Plus Program. Services comprise vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, compliance evaluation, and security assessment training & and POCs. This robust offering is designed to safeguard against any potential security breaches, providing a fortified layer of protection for your systems and data.

Cost Management:

While modernizing your applications on Azure, the consistent focus on cost management within an enterprise is crucial. Through effective cost optimization and management, you can ensure the long-term sustained success of your Azure ecosystem. All cost management decisions result in a modification to the assets which support a workload that impacts the architecture of a workload. Hence, additional considerations are required to minimize the impact on end users and business functions.

The Azure Plus Program presents a comprehensive cost optimization service comprising essential features such as cost tracking and insightful reporting with a dashboard, efficient budgeting, and accurate forecasting. Moreover, it integrates Azure Advisor for enhanced decision-making, integrates Azure Reservations and Savings Plans, and facilitates precise cost allocation and management.

Support & Performance Monitoring

Monitoring performance and proactive technical support are essential for cloud modernization projects. However, uncovering and resolving bottlenecks by monitoring all your services and their infrastructure is complex. Antipatterns in design and code cause issues if the applications are under pressure. Resilience in any service might impact your application’s ability to meet the current load. And the team might not have expertise across all the services used in architecture.

Azure Plus Program offers services that improve the performance of the application through proactive monitoring, fine-tuning configurations, and implementing best practices that effectively boost overall performance. Their specialized support ensures that businesses can capitalize on seamless operations, faster response times, and an improved user experience.

With Azure Plus Program, G7 CR aims to help organizations enable digital transformation, and technology advancements with seamless cloud modernization, heightened security, and optimized cost efficiency.

Join the program now and avail a bunch of managed service benefits along with front-loaded service credits worth USD50K: Register – Azure Plus Program

A Comprehensive Guide to Cloud Modernization Strategies on Azure

Cloud Modernization Strategies

Modernizing is an ongoing process that needs continuous planning and migration strategies to ensure the applications are updated and aligned with the business needs. According to research, 90% of survey respondents stated that AI is a primary factor driving their modernization of applications and data, while 80% agreed that failing to modernize would prevent them from taking full advantage of AI.

As cloud modernization is paving the way for the effective use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, companies are looking to boost organizational performance and accelerate market time. Therefore, it is essential to invest in cloud modernization using the best strategies to maintain operational efficiency and manage costs while maximizing the value of your cloud investments.

What is Cloud Modernization?

Modernization is the process of updating and transforming the organization’s existing infrastructure, systems, applications, processes, and data to a cloud-first approach or the most current versions. It involves migrating or adapting traditional IT systems and applications to take advantage of the benefits offered by cloud platforms.

Cloud modernization is performed to optimize organizational and technological performance, improve the customer experience, and increase time to market for new offerings and services.

Not only investing in modernizing infra, applications, and data can result in short-term achievements, but it also puts a company in a sustainable and flexible state. Cloud modernization helps every organization, no matter at which stage they are in. Cloud modernization is a journey of optimizing cloud costs, enhancing security and efficiency, modernizing applications, and re-platforming cloud-native applications.

Aspects and Approaches to Cloud Modernization

There are several aspects of cloud modernization to know before going ahead and understanding the modernization strategies. This exploration will uncover various approaches to cloud modernization, encompassing migration strategies, performance enhancements, and security considerations. Let’s check.

1. Application Modernization: This involves rearchitecting or rewriting existing applications to be “cloud native.” Cloud-native applications can leverage the capabilities of cloud platforms, such as microservices architecture, containerization, and serverless computing.

2. Infrastructure Modernization: This involves using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings to replicate existing infrastructure in the cloud or rearchitecting infrastructure using cloud-native services.

3. Data Modernization: It involves migrating databases and data warehouses to cloud platforms and utilizing cloud-based data management services for better management, accessibility, and analysis.

4. Containerization and Orchestration: Containerization involves packaging applications and their dependencies into containers for consistent deployment. Orchestration tools like Kubernetes automate and manage these app containers.

5. Serverless Computing: Serverless platforms allow developers to build and deploy applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

6. DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Cloud modernization often goes hand in hand with DevOps practices, enabling organizations to automate software development, testing, and deployment.

7. Security Compliance: Modernizing in the cloud provides access to advanced security features and compliance certifications offered by cloud providers. This helps organizations meet security and regulatory requirements more effectively.

8. Cost Optimization: Cloud modernization can lead to cost savings by utilizing cloud resources efficiently, paying only for what is used.

Why is Cloud Modernization Important? 

Generally, legacy applications are difficult to integrate with new technologies. If such applications fail to improve the user experience, businesses lose the opportunity and fail to create a competitive advantage. Also, businesses end up investing a lot of money in streamlining their operations.

This is where businesses need cloud modernization to achieve scalability, innovation, cost efficiency, and improved performance by migrating and optimizing their applications and infrastructure on cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure.

Cloud modernization makes it seamless for businesses to scale, add new users, and quickly enhance customer experience. This transformation enables businesses to respond quickly to market demands, enhance security, reduce maintenance burdens, and access cutting-edge technologies, ultimately gaining a competitive edge in today’s dynamic digital landscape.

Cloud Modernization Strategies 

Generally, there are three significant modernization strategies that businesses need to consider maximizing their value with the least amount of effort.

1. Process Modernization

This includes modernizing your development and work operations to lower the TCO (total cost of ownership) for the workload. For this, businesses can adopt DevOps methodology to promote collaboration between development and operations teams for automating workflows, faster releases, and reducing errors.

2. Application Modernization

This strategy is all about adopting PaaS solutions to modernize any application or framework. Application PaaS solutions use virtualization to run your workload without containers. This means businesses only need to provide code and select configuration options. And the platform itself can manage health, availability, and deployment. So, there is less management involved with the Container PaaS.

3. Database Modernization

Modernizing your databases can improve how you store, process, and feed data. Therefore, businesses can adopt database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that offer scalable and managed environments. PaaS will help you simplify your database and updates, and IaaS will provide flexible infrastructure without the burden of hardware management. The goal of database transformation is to improve the reliability, performance, and cost of your data.

However, there is always a cost involved, which quickly escalates if the modernization process is not monitored or optimized properly. This is where businesses need an MSP specializing in Azure cloud modernization.

G7 CR Technologies, A Noventiq Company, is the most trusted MSP (managed service provider) of Microsoft Azure, alleviates the cost concerns associated with the modernization process by conducting assessments, developing tailored roadmaps, and implementing proactive cost optimization strategies. We continuously monitor performance, enforce cloud governance practices, and leverage our cloud expertise to guide clients through the complex decisions of modernization, aiming not only to enhance efficiency and performance but also to maintain cost-effectiveness throughout the journey.

And thus, G7 CR Technologies, A Noventiq Company, has launched the Azure Plus Program that offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end technology services worth USD 50K to modernize your cloud applications, infrastructure, and data on Azure leveraging the latest tools.

How can you leverage the Azure Plus Program for modernization?

Services can be availed as tech investments in 2 stages:

1. Front Loaded Investment: Wherein you get service credits the moment you get onboard.

2. Cloud Consumption: As your monthly cloud usage increases, you keep getting recurring service credits, allowing you to leverage a whole bunch of managed services covered under the Azure Plus Program.

Join now the Azure Plus Program today.

Accelerate Your Modernization Journey with G7 CR’s Azure Plus Program

Azure Plus Program

In the current business landscape, IT Business Leaders find themselves struggling with fierce competition and IT cost optimization while handling digital transformation and technology modernization. Consequently, they’re actively prioritizing infrastructure & app modernization to streamline critical business operations, improve capabilities, optimize cost, and achieve scalability while fortifying security measures. In response to these swift technology transformations, trusted MSPs like G7 CR – A Noventiq Company, offer a comprehensive suite of managed services. These services enable businesses to tap into proficient resources and capitalize on advanced technology solutions furnished by leading technology hyper scalers like Microsoft.

Being India’s leading cloud-managed service partner of Microsoft, G7 CR is dedicated to transforming businesses through cloud modernization initiatives like Azure Plus Program. G7 CR has successfully delivered 125+ modernization projects, 1,000+ cloud advisory services, 400+ architectural reviews, and 580+ implementations. Our success narratives reflect the trust that our customers carry while we help them achieve the desired outcome.

G7 CR’s unique value lies in fulfilling its commitment to its client’s success. Unlike other service providers, G7 CR offers a suite of cloud-managed services through Azure Plus Program for maximizing ROI and enhancing efficiency. Here’s a glimpse of the benefits offered by G7 CR through the Azure Plus Program:

Access to Azure Expertise:

G7 CR understands that each business is unique and comes with its challenges and opportunities. That’s why we help you with tailored cloud consulting and advisory services through our years of Azure expertise. The Azure Plus Program offers access to Industry & solution-specific workshops, assessments, design architectures, proof of concept (POCs), and solutions assistance to ensure that your cloud strategy aligns perfectly with your goals.

Seamless Implementation and Migration:

Managing and optimizing workloads can be challenging, but G7 CR makes it a smooth & hassle-free process. G7 CR’s experienced cloud professionals advise, consult, and guide through the complete deployment journey, ensuring a smooth transition to Microsoft Azure. This team’s expertise reduces downtime, mitigates risks, and guarantees a successful cloud adoption journey.

24/7 Managed Services:

The cloud doesn’t rest, and neither does G7 CR’s support. With their round-the-clock cloud support desk, you have a dedicated partner for all your cloud operational requirements. Whether it’s cost optimization, disaster recovery drills, security assessments, or patch updates, G7 CR has it all covered for you.

Skilling & Business Enablement Services:

With the growing number of new businesses, staying safe on the compliance metrics is important and hence G7 CR offers non-tech consulting services like industry-standard audits and certifications like ISO, and ITSM. Also, skilling and training initiatives are included as business enablement offerings to empower your organization to thrive in the modern digital era.


G7 CR is more than a cloud service provider; it’s the most trusted cloud delivery partner in India. By offering an array of tech services, G7 CR demonstrates its commitment to your success and growth. With access to its expert solution architects, seamless implementations, managed support services, and business enablement offerings, G7 CR plays an integral role as a managed solution partner in cloud modernization strategy.

In this data & AI-driven world where agility and innovation are vital to staying abreast, G7 CR opens the door for businesses to leverage cloud technology to its fullest to scale faster. As a leading cloud MSP, G7 CR’s expertise lies in its commitment, and innovative spirit to drive better and faster results by enabling digital transformation.

And thus, The Azure Plus Program is launched to modernize your workloads and applications on Azure. Kickstart your modernization journey today with Azure Plus Program at no additional cost:  Azure Plus Program – Azure Plus Program (

Note – Only for Azure Customers (Program valid till December 31, 2023)