Cost to move Application (Tally ERP 9) to Azure AND Azure Active Directory RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    One of my clients would like to have a server with the Tally application on Azure cloud where users on premise or anywhere else can connect to.

    We are facing out the old server onpremise which will also mean it would require an Azure AD. Can it be done on the same VM?

    What will be the cost to implement the two? 

    I was trying to do it on azure pricing calculator but wasn't sure since I'm new to Azure.

    Our Time is +3 GMT. Closest Region I think could be Europe

    Any help I would highly appreciate

    Regards Leonard

    • Edited by LeonKip Monday, August 31, 2020 11:09 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2020 10:27 AM

All replies

  • It is possible to implement Tally on the cloud.

    Five questions before you put Tally on Cloud

    Is my data safe ?

    There has to be proper backup and disaster recovery mechanism with the provider. Some so called “Cloud Providers” actually keep server in their office, get a live IP and start selling Cloud services, Remember this can be fatal for your business. Check out whether there is proper backup mechanism and Disaster Recovery process/policy.

    Also understand what is policy to have backup of your data. Can you keep a offline copy of your data ? if not

    Is my data Private ?

    Many times Cloud provider puts one server and many Tally instances on the same server. This can be hazardous. Best idea is to have water-tight, insulated, private and safe environment for every client. Otherwise your Tally Data can be hacked any time easily without much effort. So look out for service provider who maintains individual Virtual Machines for every client.

    Also sometimes, you might require to restrict access to your Tally from certain IP address only, check out whether your provider provides that or not?

    Is it economical ?

    Don’t just count initial costs, get deeper into it. Both Onsite Tally and Cloud tally can have hidden costs. Sometimes in house Tally can have much higher hidden costs, Cloud option which might look costly at first glance, is always cheaper in long run (and totality).

    Is it legal ?

    There are many “Cloud Providers” who run their servers on pirated Windows and provide RDP access to their clients, remember you are also now part of that crime. Also check out the whether the Serial No. under which your Tally is registered. Is End User License policy of Tally allowing you to use Tally without proper license ?

    Is it fast ?

    If your cloud provider is using shared hosting with regular commercial hard-disks, it is bound to be slow, and more slow when the requirement or demand increases. Look out for a professional services which provides fast SAN based storage on SAS or SSD.
    Monday, August 31, 2020 1:15 PM