We Are the Azure Experts

From Migration to Application Development

Cloud Engineering - Azure

Your Azure Engineering Partner

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform is more than just another cloud-based computing service. Azure provides a fluid business canvas designed to align and connect business processes, operations, and technology to reduce costs, increase efficiency and accelerate success.

Techblocks has been a leader in helping leading organizations navigate the complexities of Azure assessment, planning, migration, development, and management for more than a decade.

Choosing Azure

AZURE:
BUSINESSES PREFERRED CLOUD PLATFORM

The hyper-scale nature of Azure provides a completely new meaning to scalability, elasticity, and resiliency – and has redefined how applications are architected and delivered.

Whether you are just exploring Azure or dealing with advanced Azure challenges, we can provide the experience, resources, and talent necessary to achieve any Azure migration goal.

How We Help Clients Evolve

OUR AZURE
Solutions

HELPING YOU BUILD NEXT LEVEL CLOUD OPERATIONS

At Techblocks, we understand what a cloud transformation roadmap looks like and what it takes to get there. For more than a decade we have helped clients move from the basics of cloud to advanced cloud-centric operations 

AI &
Machine Learning
Databases, Storage, BI & Analytics
Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Compute and Functions
API, Service Bus, Logic Apps and Event Grids
Azure DevOps, Hybrid + Multicloud
Azure Management & Governance
Windows VIrtual Desktop (WVD)
Dynamics 365
Microsoft 365

MEET OUR EXPERTS:

Sabih Siddiqui

CTO and CHIEF ARCHITECT

More than 18 years of experience as an engineer, architect, and Azure Cloud Specialist

Our Services - Azure

Our Azure Engineering Services

Modern Cloud-Native Applications utilize powerful features and multi-cloud services to provide experiences that re-invent the end-user experience. We use Azure’s cloud-native platform services and app development frameworks to provide speed to market and cost competitiveness. We love using Azure:

  • WEB APPS, MOBILE APPS, COMPUTE AND FUNCTIONS
  • API, SERVICE BUS, LOGIC APPS AND EVENT GRIDS
  • AZURE DEVOPS, HYBRID + MULTI-CLOUD
  • DATABASES, STORAGE, BI & ANALYTICS
  • AI & MACHINE LEARNING
  • Analyze all workloads and performance stats in a customer’s IT environment both physical and virtual
  • Visualize all workloads, app performance, network traffic, and other metrics
  • Recommend migration options and provide the customer with end-to-end TCO comparisons between on premises, Azure cloud, and hybrid solutions

Once we’ve determined what workloads will move to Azure, we will help you build a migration plan. There are several key things to keep in mind while planning a migration:

  1. What application components am I migrating? Are they storage data, web servers, Databases, single VMs, N-tier apps, or entire datacenters?
  2. Will this be a lift-n-shift migration or will this involve any degree of re-platforming or code factoring? Which Azure region(s) will I migrate to?
  3. What kind of availability, scalability, security, and auto-scaling patterns should I introduce in the apps?
  4. Will the entire migration process be automated or will it be a combination of manual and scripted effort? What automation tools will I use?
  5. How will I test the apps in the cloud for performance and availability before turning them over?
  6. How do I use my customer’s existing software licenses when migrating to Azure? Can I make use of programs like Azure HUB or License Mobility?

One of the biggest fears that organizations have when it comes to adopting the cloud is the fear of runaway spending. After all – the cloud is unpredictable.

Azure is Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG). It scales on demand. It is charged like a utility bill. But… “How can I forecast my utility bill?”

Techblocks works with every cloud customer to manage their cloud spend. By performing deductive and predictive analytics on their past and expected cloud spend respectively. By helping them make sense of their Azure bill and attribute the spend to different projects, departments, teams, applications, and cost centers.

Also, as an experienced Azure clients ourselves, we understand the most effective ways to keep costs down while not compromising anything essential to our business.

Automation is the key to creating the right balance between cost, reliability, speed, and time to market in a cloud strategy.

In a dev-ops world, we provide our clients with continuous integration, deployment, and automation options for all their applications.

We help our customers leverage the full dev-ops experience of developing on Azure by enabling the automation of code deployment to testing, staging to release

We work with clients to create ARM templates on the fly for stitching together multiple resources and automating their deployments. We support applications built in all languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Java, Node.js) and all web-service frameworks (e.g. Apache, Tomcat, Nginx) and web service frameworks

Our Azure Service Process

5-STEPS TO YOUR AZURE ROADMAP

Cloud strategies can be complicated, filled with so many choices, options, and questions. At Techblocks we have evolved a disciplined process, based on our experience that helps organizations reduce risk and accelerate deployment of cloud projects regardless of size.

1. Assess

Assess enterprise environment, infrastructure, workloads, and applications.

Assessing applications and workloads for cloud readiness allows organizations to determine what applications and data can, and cannot be readily moved to a cloud environment and what delivery models (public, private, or hybrid) can be supported

2. PLAN

 Create infrastructure maps based on app dependency and performance; identify shadow IT.

It is common for an application being migrated to a cloud service to have connections of various kinds with other applications and systems therefore, the application owners need to understand the impact of these connections and address it

3. VISUALIZE

 Group apps based on interconnectivity and dependencies, tweak groupings based on insight gleaned from assessment and infrastructure
mapping.

Integration between apps is traditionally classified into three categories: process integration (sharing functions), data integration (sharing data), and presentation integration (sharing user interface)

4. PREPARE

Determine customer’s app groups’ cloud viability, readiness, and cost of migration.

Prioritizeapps based on how well they score for each “cloud readiness” metric and how mission-critical they are to a customer’s business. Right-size any over or underutilized resources. Address any security or privacy issues.

5. ESTIMATE

Estimate TCO of running applications on-premises vs. in the cloud with accurate inputs on labor, infrastructure, tools, training, etc. Calculate the ROI of migration from on-premise to cloud

What Makes Us Unique

Our Engineering Principles

Design Thinking

It is a philosophy backed by processes tools and technologies that matured over time!

Agile Teams & Lean Engineering

We have investments that our clients can leverage from day 1.

Consistency & Quality

We have embedded automated quality management in all parts of our product engineering lifecycle!

Why Our Clients Choose Us

Why Choose Techblocks for AZURE Engineering

From global enterprises to innovative start-ups, organizations of all sizes choose us as their cloud engineering partner

93%+

Of our client solutions are built in the cloud since 2014

73%+

Of our solutions are built on AWS and or Azure since 2014

PREMIER PARTNER

With Microsoft and Amazon in Canada since 2014

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Simple Ways to Get Started

We understand your product engineering journey and have a variety of ways to help you at each and every stage of your product development lifecycle 

Azure Readiness Pre-Assessment

Azure Optimization Workshop

4hr Azure Roadmap Workshop

AZURE, MULTI CLOUD HYBRID CLOUD?
WE CAN HELP

Whether it is serverless programming or a cloud-based DevOps solution or you are building a solution on Azure functions.

We ensure that your business objectives are met with the right mix of cloud-based platforms and services that make sense for your organization.

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