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We’re helping provide clarity in the cloud as a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Partner for Azure, so get started – The Halian Way.

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To help you navigate your journey to the cloud, we have developed six services, created to work with Microsoft Azure. They support you at each stage of your cloud journey from start to finish, so please take a look to see where we can help.

The total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018, up from $146B in 2017, and will continue to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Forrester Predictions 2018

Microsoft have announced the launch of its first datacenters in the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. They are bringing the Azure Cloud to the Middle East.

But are you ready?

Halian’s Azure Discover engagement helps you select and prioritize your current server workloads and applications to transition to the cloud while providing insights on your business, costs and technology benefits.

The benefits:

  • Strategic obstacles and opportunities.
  • Tactical readiness of operating systems and key applications.
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as a result of shifting workloads to the Azure Cloud.

We will help you:

  • Discover on-premises VM’s and application dependencies.
  • Plan the optimization of your Azure Cloud resources based on utilization.
  • Create a roadmap for your migration and future Azure Cloud needs.
  • Gain access to free Azure Cloud consumption credits for you to make an informed decision through a POC.

What could you save?

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator

  • Estimate the costs savings you can get by migrating your workloads to Azure

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According to MessageOps.com, in 2018, more than 50% of global businesses will rely on some type of public cloud provider to drive their organizations and serve their customers.

Microsoft have announced the launch of its first datacenters in the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. They are bringing the Azure Cloud to the Middle East.

Are you there yet?

Halian’s Azure Migrate engagement will take the heavy lifting off your hands, making your transition to the cloud a reality and accelerate your digital transformation.

The benefits:

Halian will work with you to migrate as much or as little of your workloads to the Azure Cloud as you deem right for your business and on your terms, leaving you to take advantage of a secure, agile and global infrastructure.

Halian’s Azure Migrate engagement starts with a “lift and shift” of your selected on-premise environment to the Azure Cloud.


We will help you:

  • Giving you access to some of the very best Microsoft technical expertise in the region.
  • Pre-plan workload shifts to minimize any business impact and provide a swift ROI.
  • Deploying industry recognized and best of breed tools to securely migrate your environment.
  • Provide training and support on the Azure Cloud Portal to leave you in the best position to manage your Azure journey or take advantage of Halian’s Azure Manage service.

Cloud News:

Setting a new Gold Standard:

We’re announcing Microsoft Gold Partner accreditations in Cloud Platform and Datacenter service, after meeting Microsoft’s rigorous requirements to provide best in class client offerings. See full article.


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Gartner estimated that, through 2017, 75% of cloud acquisition was unapproved and untracked.

Microsoft have announced the launch of its first datacenters in the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. They are bringing the Azure Cloud to the Middle East. You may have already started out on your Azure journey.

But who’s helping you manage your journey now?

Halian’s Azure Manage service gives you flexibility and the long term partnership you need to maximize your digital transformation.

The benefits:

Halian’s Azure Manage service delivers support with varying options to manage your Azure Cloud environment.

  • Azure Manage Silver As your dedicated Microsoft Digital Partner of Record (DPOR), Halian will deliver a quarterly report powered by Microsoft BI allowing you to manage and optimize your Azure consumption.
  • Azure Manage Gold Designed for businesses who have varying Azure consumption levels throughout the year, Halian will deliver a monthly report and a quarterly workshop with our expert Architects to optimize your Azure Cloud environment.
  • Azure Manage Platinum For companies operating within a dynamic business landscape, Halian will provide monthly reporting, a quarterly workshop as well as remote support to ensure your business is secure and maximizing the ROI from your cloud strategy.

And with Halian Passport Days, have our industry Azure experts on hand to help protect, optimize and shape your global infrastructure on the Azure Cloud.


Cloud News:

Microsoft Inspire 2018:

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More than 17,000 attendees, from 132 different countries, came together in the middle of the Nevada desert last week, for the annual Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas.​ Owais Ahmed, Cloud Solutions Architect for Halian, was there. Read full article.


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Gartner predicts that, through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault. Cyber-attacks worldwide could climb to $2.1T by 2019.

Microsoft have announced the launch of its first datacenters in the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. They are bringing the Azure Cloud to the Middle East. You may have already started out on your Azure journey.

But who’s protecting now?

Halian’s Azure Shield engagement will look to guard your digital assets from savvy hackers and vicious malware.

The benefits:

Between apps being downloaded without approval, unmanaged devices being used within the corporate network, poor password protection and evermore vulnerabilities emerging, many organizations are leaving themselves open to attack.

Now, with the arrival of the Azure Cloud, businesses can enhance their cyber security, improve visibility of threats and control their IT infrastructure more effectively while freeing up time and resources to focus on innovation instead of protection.


We will help you:

Cyber Security from the ground up

Led by our Security Architects, Halian’s Azure Shield service starts with a comprehensive analysis of your Azure Cloud infrastructure including software deployments, device/application management and software licensing. We provide a review of your policies and procedures to ensure a robust Cyber Security Roadmap to minimize your risk and provide proactive guidance and best practice know-how.


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Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) might not be top of the cyber-security agenda, but it’s one of the most reliable methods of securing your data. Read full article.


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According to Gartner, SAM is now a C-level imperative. Digital businesses cannot function without software, which is forcing IT leaders to deliver better processes and cost transparency to improve IT services, license completion, and alignment with business objectives.

Microsoft have recently launched their Managed Software Asset Management (SAM) Program and Halian have been chosen as a preferred accredited partner for the Gulf region.

The benefits:

As a Microsoft SAM Partner, Halian have a depth of experience delivering SAM engagements into a variety of businesses across the GCC. Our SAM experts help you understand your licensing commitments against your current utilization, reducing the risk of over or under licence investment.

Halian will provide a comprehensive analysis of your environment on a quarterly basis and help align your technology investments with your business priorities. We look at what Microsoft software is deployed and compare that to the entitlements you have to uncover how you can maximize your current investment. We provide insight on the business costs and technology benefits of moving workloads to the Azure Cloud as through our Azure Discover, Azure Migrate, Azure Manage and Azure Shield services.

Halian Managed SAM customers who are not currently under audit can also benefit from a “Fresh Start” and reduced chance of from future audits whilst under the Halian SAM programme. Other benefits include on-going Microsoft SAM Optimization Model (SOM) consultation and maturity tracking and at least one ongoing value-added assessment such as cybersecurity or cloud productivity consultation per annum.


Cloud News:

Managed SAM accreditation:

We’re announcing Microsoft Gold Partner accreditations in Cloud Platform and Datacenter service, after meeting Microsoft’s rigorous requirements to provide best in class client offerings. See full article.


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A recent survey by the LSE found that nearly three quarters (71%) of its decision makers believed their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise.

Microsoft have announced the launch of its first datacenters in the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. They are bringing the Azure Cloud to the Middle East. You may have already started out on your Azure journey.

But do you have the right resources?

Working alongside you as a partner, Halian Expertise is delivered by some of the most trusted consultants in the region.

The benefits:

Halian have over 20 years of experience working with recognized vendors and large enterprise customers. Our Resourcing Service teams have a deep and practical understanding of the GCC region with access to technical consultants and engineers across the globe – allowing you to get the right resources whenever you need them.

Halian Expertise can support your business whether you have a short-term project migrating to the Azure Cloud or longer-term operational demand in any of the following areas:

  • Azure Cloud & DC Infrastructure Architecture
  • Azure Designer/Engineer/Support
  • Cyber Security
  • DevOps
  • Exchange/Office 365
  • Cloud Enterprise Applications
  • Project Management & PMO

Cloud News:

Cloud and capability in the UAE:

Halian’s Group Managing Director, Levon Antonian, reflects on Forbes’ recent article, discussing the 55,000 jobs that IDC predicts Microsoft and Cloud systems will create in the UAE over the next five years. See full article.


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