Reliance Infosystems | Cloud Migration
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Migrate to the cloud securely and efficiently—on your own terms.

Cloud migration made easy
with Reliance Infosystems

Reliance Infosystems helps enterprises accelerate their cloud strategy by offering an easy, rapid development and deployment process for cloud-based applications.

Automated Backups

Azure offers an enterprise-class backup solution for SQL Server running in Azure Virtual Machines.

High Availability

SQL Server Availability Groups are designed to provide high availability for your databases. It involves multiple instances of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines in a virtual network.

Automated Updates

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can use Automated Patching to schedule a maintenance window for installing important windows and SQL Server updates automatically.

Why migrate to Azure?


Optimize costs and migrate data with confidence

Save money with the most cost-effective offers for Windows Server and SQL Server.


Stay secure and resilient across hybrid environments

Protect workloads across your hybrid environments with intelligent security services backed by 3,500 cybersecurity professionals.


Scale your applications and workloads on demand

Increase agility with best-in-class Azure infrastructure that scales to your business needs.

The stages of your migration journey

Cloud migration involves significant organizational change management spanning people, process, and technology. Taking a holistic approach will not only help you navigate the journey successfully but also ensure that your organization realizes new benefits—including efficiency, agility, and scale—once your workloads are running in the cloud.

Our migration strategy

Reliance Infosystems plans for effective cloud migration:

As a part of our cloud infrastructure migration, we ensure smooth transition of business applications and data to Microsoft Azure

  • Rationalization: Understand your organization’s adaptability to cloud services and the availability of applications that fit in the cloud.
  • Infrastructure Audit: Assess the capabilities of your existing infrastructure in line with the industry’s best practices in terms of security, scalability, automation, disaster recovery, automation, recovering ability, etc.
  • Architecture Design: Gather existing resources and manage requirements to create a supporting cloud architecture.
  • Automation: Automation with industry’s proven cloud technology solutions form an integral part of cloud migration.
  • Deployment and Testing: Deploy the new cloud environment, stage it and test it for its functionality, operational efficiency and scalability

Gartner’s 5R’s – Rehost, Refactor, Revise, Rebuild, and Replace – helps us in deciding on a cloud migration strategy.


Also called ‘lift and shift,’ rehosting is the use of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). It’s about simply taking the existing data applications and redeploying them on the cloud servers. This works great for beginners, who are not yet accustomed to a cloud environment or for systems where code modifications are extremely difficult.


Also called ‘lift, tinker, and shift,’ refactoring involves making some optimizations and changes for the cloud and employing a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model. Applications keep their core architecture unchanged, but use cloud-based frameworks and tools that allow developers to take advantage of the cloud’s potential.


Adding another layer atop the previous two, this approach involves making architectural and code changes before migrating to the cloud. The objective is to optimize the application to take complete advantage of the cloud services, introducing major changes to the code. Advanced knowledge is required to implement this strategy.


Similar to revise in its big-bang approach, rebuild discards the existing code base in favor of a new one. For example, moving from Java to .NET. This is a time-consuming process and is only used when there is consensus that the existing solution does not suit the changing business needs and needs a revamp.


Migrating to a third-party, vendor-based application from an existing native application is what this strategy is all about. The existing application data needs to be migrated to the new system, however, everything else will be new.

  • Lift & Shift (Windows & SQL Server)
  • Lift & Shift (Ubuntu Linux & MySQL DB)
  • Azure App Service and DevOps

Central Bank of Nigeria

CBN had a number servers hosted on Peer1, these servers services 3 different arms of CBN’s businesses. users connect over the web. The servers were hosted on VMware VMs and physical servers, while storage was provisioned from a SAN.

Cornerstone Insurance Plc

Cornerstone had its Line of business application servers hosted on-premises, where users connect over the web and desktop application. When they are out of office, they connect over SSL VPN. The servers were hosted on Hyper-V VMs and physical servers

Rainoil Limited

Rainoil had its ERP server hosted on-premises, where users connect over a desktop application. When they are out of office, they connect over SSL VPN. The ERP was hosted on a physical server, the ERP is integrated with the Active Directory.

AIICO Insurance Plc

AIICO insurance had been experiencing some security breaches and receiving some spam emails, hence they needed a solution that provides them with better proactive security. AIICO Insurance PLC in a bid to scale her IT infrastructure and ensure high levels of availability has opted to rehost several of its content sites built with .NET on  Microsoft Azure.

Central Bank of Nigeria

CBN had its E-Library Server hosted on Vmware Infrastructure with Internet Solutions. CBN does not have access to the host, only the virtual machine, its users connect over the web to access E-Library. Lack of visibility into host of the virtual machines and the cost of the maintenance cost was high, security was a concern, backup and DR were part of the experienced issues that triggered migration to Azure.

Kaduna State Government

The Kaduna state government as a G2C wishes to secure PII (Personally Identifiable Information) of its citizens while​ Reduce the time and complexity involved in taking backups of its various databases.​ Prevent data loss from loss/corrupted backups. ​ Provide real-time monitoring and reporting on all her data assets.​ Encourage speed and flexibility in adopting innovations that help it serve the people better while avoiding information leakage that arises from shared secrets.​

AIICO Capital

Aiico Capital intends to migrate its entire Infrastructure off Aiico Capital’s Infrastructure to the Cloud. Their stockbroking application runs off Ubuntu Linux and MySQL DB. Aiico Capital has been all its application off Aiico Insurance’ Infrastructure, leveraging it’s security and licensing across its stack of applications. AIICO Capital also had issues with quality and timeliness of support in dealing with operational issues.  Aiico Capital now has autonomy to provision its own Infrastructure and security solutions in order to own the process end-end rather than relying on parent company (Aiico Insurance).

Vetiva Capital Management

Vetiva utilizes several applications to support its business functions. The custom ERP central to their operations needed to evolve to support Business Agility and enhance profitability.

West Blue Consulting

West Blue Consulting is a leading world IT-consulting and technology firm that delivers solutions that transform businesses both in the public and private sectors by making use of information technology methods.

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