Microsoft on GCP

Reduce licensing costs and boost agility by migrating Microsoft and Windows applications to a stable, powerful, and scalable infrastructure.


A More Agile and Scalable Framework

Achieving the next level of availability, performance, and scalability is hard to accomplish with conventional methodologies. The operational licensing and other associated costs are a burden on your data journey, hindering the ability to bring your business to the next level.

With Microsoft on Google Cloud, you can bring your Microsoft and Windows licenses and applications to GCP and access scalable infrastructure to help you improve agility and cost-efficiency. Migrate your applications off expensive platforms and reduce dependency on Microsoft technologies to further reduce licensing costs and move to a more agile and scalable framework.

Benefits of Migrating Microsoft Apps on GCP

Tackle key infrastructure challenges for your organization, such as scalability and modernization. Improve efficiency and operational agility while reducing licensing costs. Simplify operations with Google Cloud solutions that benefit your company both short- and long-term.

Bring your own license (BYOL) program

Migrate your existing licenses and run them on Google Cloud’s sole-tenant nodes.

Use VM images with licenses included

Use on-demand licenses on fully tested and Compute Engine images to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, including reliable storage options, autoscaling, and the speed of Google’s network.

Fully managed SQL server

Reduce operational overhead by utilizing the cloud’s easy-to-manage relational database service.

Fully managed Active Directory

Extend your existing on-premises Active Directory footprint into the cloud. Automate server maintenance and configurations for your AD-dependent workloads.

Windows on Kubernetes

Reduce licensing costs by running multiple Windows server containers on K8s node. Create an action plan to modernize your infrastructure and be multi-cloud ready with Anthos.

SQL Server and .NET

Windows server-based applications are dependent on their infrastructure for their security and performance. Moving them to Google Cloud will increase performance and cost-efficiency.

Migrate Microsoft to Google Cloud

Google Cloud enables companies to move their workloads at their own scale and create VMs
almost instantly, while receiving sustained billing discounts. It empowers users to innovate and evolve in a flexible manner and gives them a strong foundation to future-proof their business.

Planning a cloud migration can quickly get complicated. Adastra will help you accelerate the discovery process and ensure the right strategy for your budget and infrastructure dependencies.

Why Migrate Your VMs to Google Cloud?

Do more

Free up your IT workforce to innovate and advance your business strategy.

Pay less

Reduce the overhead of managing on-premises infrastructure and costs with per-second billing rates and automatic discounts.

Be agile

Leverage an ecosystem that fully supports a fast and scalable migration to Google Cloud. Move thousands of VMs at scale with built-in testing and right-sizing.

Secure your business

Reduce risk with Google’s world-class security and eliminate operational difficulties with Google Cloud’s fully managed infrastructure.

What We Do

Adastra accelerates your cloud migration journey by moving your VMs from your current environment to Google Cloud, whether they are in another cloud or on-premises. Migrating with Adastra’s premium GCP services reduces risk for your production workloads and improves agility, while saving time and resources. Have a trusted Google partner with a proven track record in cloud migration services by your side.

Environment discovery

Adastra will thoroughly review your infrastructure and provide a high-level landscape for better understanding the impact of migrating to the Google Cloud on your environment.

GCP setup and appliances

Configure the Google Cloud project and folders based on your organization’s technical requirements. Prepare a detailed runbook with the execution plan for the deployment.


Deploy the applications according to the execution plan. Test the new cloud environment to ensure seamless workloads flow.

Knowledge transfer

Transfer knowledge and get your team familiar with the applications’ runbook. Provide training materials and/or workshops to educate the takeover persons.

Approach to VM Migration to Google Cloud

A common perception is that migrating existing workloads to the public cloud, especially those with a lot of data, is complex, time-consuming, and risky. However, choosing the right partner can help you establish best cloud practices to accelerate the process and lower risk.

  • Identify stakeholders from all internal departments
  • Assess the applications that should be migrated
  • Define the requirements that will impact the application and document them

Deliverable: An IT landscape overview including cost estimation: cloud vs on-prem.

  • Shape a tailored cloud migration strategy based on your specific needs
  • Plan the data migration in detail, along with the application migration steps with all the underlying dependencies
  • Plan the testing strategy to ensure the accuracy of the migrated applications

Deliverable: Google Cloud migration action plan, SOW

Execute the cloud migration plan. For additional safety, we include a backout plan that reduces the risk of negative migration impact. It enables us to seamlessly revert back from the cloud environment to on-premises if this, for some reason, is required.

Deliverable: WBS (Work Brake down structure) and actual project delivered

Finetune your new Google Cloud ecosystem. Optimize your operational usage to facilitate the adoption of more GCP cloud native tools. Reduce cloud expenses by using cost controls and governance tools to keep the budgets in-line.

Deliverable: Cost optimization analysis document – comparison before/after, advantages and disadvantages, action plan

Success Story

Education Centre

“We now have a modern cloud ecosystem that helps us do our job with easy and quality. It also impacted our students who already complete their tasks much faster thanks to the dedicated workspaces enabled by GCP. Great consultancy and attention to details by their team.

Thumbs up!”

General Education Director


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Let’s Migrate Microsoft to Google Cloud