In the world of digital retailing and booming cross-border e-commerce, all eyes are on China.We have received unmatched interest for Azure in China and enjoyed triple digits revenue and utilization growth year over year. Many Global customers have shown interest to setup their cloud presence to China, they already may have a vast footprint on Global Azure - the Azure service operated by Microsoft outside China, and are looking towards rehost, refactor, and/or rebuild some/all of their applications or services to China using China Azure.
China Azure is the first sovereign cloud operated by a third party entity (21Vianet), and completely isolated from Global Azure. The complexities and the unique internet environment and policies in China introduce many frictions when customers planning or working on such project including policies (government), performance (networking), parity (services), and partner (ecosystem).
Today, the China Customer Advisory Team (China CAT) comprising of technical and business experts, assists and enables such customer requests by handholding the very complex and tediously manual process of migrating or integrating customer's applications and services between sovereign clouds i.e. Global Azure to Azure China (operated by 21Vianet). The team helps in end to end process by being involved right from assessment, proving, planning, implementing, and validating. In additional to support by escalations to China CAT team, we also in accountable to setup The Global Connection Center, which is centered around China Azure as migration target, aims to provide customer a one-stop-shop for advisory and tools needed technically, legally and financially.
The Global Connection Center consists of two parts:
Both the Global Customer Playbook and the Global Connection Toolkit will continue to be updated with more migration scenarios and design patterns, with the intention of staying aligned with the ever-changing customer needs and the new service landing status of China Azure.
Navigating the Playbook
This playbook is designed for Target Personas, and is structured along the different stages of the Migration Lifecycle, you are recommend to understand the Structure of the Playbook before you start navigate and read the playbook.