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Cloud migration in a hybrid world: How enterprises are mapping post-pandemic Azure investments

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,

Large enterprises, including those in regulated industries, have worked for years automate and digitize more work, and to increasingly move it to cloud services. But companies vary widely in their embrace of the cloud, with views shifting noticeably since the start of the pandemic.

Cloud automation and migration consulting provider, Hexaware, is on the front-lines of these shifts. The company partners with Microsoft and three of the other largest public cloud providers and has grown quickly in recent years to $800 million in revenue. The company makes heavy use of Microsoft services, from SQL Server Migration Assistant to Azure tools, as well as building its own IP on top of Azure services for discovery, assessment and migration of workloads.

Milan Bhatt, the company's executive vice president and head of healthcare and insurance, spoke with MSCloudNews about their approach to cloud migration and optimizing workloads.

The company first began to partner with Microsoft around 2015 and formalized a strategic partnership two years ago. They often build data warehouse migration pipelines, a segment that has accelerated during the pandemic due to a need to move legacy systems to the cloud. Bhatt explained:

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

As the assistant editor at, Eamon helps to oversee editorial content on the site and supports site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.