Digital transformation is advancing exponentially towards maturity. Organizations’ are rapidly evolving their tech infra. Recently, G7 CR Technologies India earned the Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization. This means that G7CR will help in providing businesses with the most advanced developer experience to its customers.
The Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization is a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven expertise in migrating and modernizing production web application workloads and managing app services in Azure. G7CR will be offering world-class tools to customers for migration, modernizing, and managing web applications.
In an exclusive interview with Mr Faiz Askari of SMEStreet, Ms Jesintha Louis, Director, G7 CR Technologies India emphasized G7CR Technologies’ Association with Microsoft Azure and an overall observation on the roadmap of digital transformation.
here are the edited excerpts:
- Please elaborate on advanced specialization on modernization of web applications.
Advance Specialization and Expert MSP is a rigorous validation process that Microsoft carries out through an external auditor, each audit has well-defined requirements for a partner to qualify for the audit and a structure mechanism to audit the skills, people, process & technology.
Expert MSP audit consists of 67 controls/requirements and it is mandatory to meet a minimum of 61, there are categories that do not allow any exceptions. Similarly, advanced specialization is more specific to the necessary skill set for each of the specializations. There are about 8 areas of specialization of which we have completed the audit and are certified for 5 areas, the remaining 3 are in progress.
The list of advance specialization are as below:
- Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop
- Linux and Open Source Database Migration to Microsoft Azure
- Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure
- Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure
- Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure
- SAP on Azure
- Data warehouse Migration
- Analytics on Microsoft Azure
- What is the association with Microsoft on this? Please explain
The Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization specifically is a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven expertise in migrating and modernizing production web application workloads, and managing app services (PaaS) in Azure.
Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their web workload deployment and management practices, including the ability to implement Azure App Service, will earn the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization.
The Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization audit checks for two critical factors in the partners Cloud Operations model
Module A: Cloud Foundation
Strategy 2. Plan 3. Environment readiness and Azure landing zone 4. Review and release for operations 5. Governance 6. Manage
Module B: Modernization of Web Applications to Azure workload
Assess 2. Design 3. Deployment 4. Review and release for operations
- What are the benefits that the customers will get from the association
Customers today understand Cloud is not the future but the current. While beginning the Cloud journey, it is important to have the right partner to assist in the entire Cloud journey. Given that, there are limited trained, experienced and cost effective resources. The projects do not end at the desired state with a wrong choice of partner as Cloud is not a product that can be activated and forgotten about. There is requirement to solution and implement based on the Customers key business drivers and programs like the Expert & Advance specialization makes it easier for Customers to choose the right partner and save a lot of time trying to evaluate a partner.
- What is the current cloud market in India and its growth in the next 5 years
Based on a report submitted by IDC, the Cloud market is expected to grow at CAGR of 21.5% for 2020-2025 and we have seen similar growth in Indian market. Our Cloud sales revenue has clocked average YoY growth of 111% in the last four years and our projection for this year is still over 100%.
- How G7 CR is helping SME’s to grow by adopting Cloud as a technology?
G7 CR has always been passionate about assisting SME’s in their digital journey. We have packaged solutions that are easy to consume for SMEs. SMEs are aware of the default Cloud benefits however adopting Cloud has been the pain area, we build in the adoption services as a free offer for SMEs who purchase Cloud from us allowing them to embrace Cloud & get highly skilled services. The COVID situation, further left SMEs with no choice but to adopt Cloud to sustain their business, with their ERPs at office and accessibility becoming and issue. Our package of Work from home ERP & secure desktops helped SMEs to continue working from anywhere and sustain their business.
- What are the future plans of G7CR in the Indian market
We will continue to build and invest in Cloud skills, we have increase our employee count by 30% in the last 3 months. We will expand our services offering and will start offering application Modernization as a key service for businesses already on Cloud and are looking to optimize cost & performance.
We will double our investments in helping Startups & SMEs through the Cloud & Digitization journey.
- Any other tie-ups and associations. Please elaborate.
We are looking forward to a couple of large tie-ups this year, which is aligned to our SME focus & vision.