Charles River IMS in Azure

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Charles River delivers the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Leveraging Azure’s capabilities, Charles River has built a platform architecture with the security, resiliency, and scalability needed by our global clients to keep pace in today’s rapidly changing markets and to adapt to sudden and unforeseen worldwide events.

Charles River Cloud Services combines next-generation technology with services to provide a foundation for innovation through an open architecture, cloud-native platform. It enables integration with third parties, speeds time to market, and provides a robust security infrastructure. Clients can harmonize the solution with their proprietary environment and third-party providers, leverage data across the enterprise for unique insights, and react swiftly to market events.

Transformation at the Speed of Business

Charles River has collaborated with Microsoft to provide the foundation for a scalable, secure, and highly performant investment management platform. Our strategic cloud solution, Charles River IMS on Microsoft® Azure, enables timelier investment decisions, helps firms adhere to regulatory requirements, and scales seamlessly to support organic and acquisition-based business growth. A secure cloud environment that offers proactive threat monitoring and simplified disaster recovery allows managers to focus on serving the needs of their clients.

Key Benefits

Our collaboration with Microsoft allows Charles River to deliver a strategic cloud solution that offers:

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Performance and Scalability

  • Global reach and geographic proximity helps enhances performance
  • On-demand provisioning
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytics
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  • Resilient infrastructure
  • Embedded AI-based monitoring
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Streamlined disaster recovery
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  • Extensible platform
  • Deep data history and analytics
  • Version-independent micro-services

Charles River IMS on Azure Delivery Model

The Charles River IMS on Azure utilizes a Hub and Spoke design.

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Charles River IMS is centrally managed in regional Hubs.

  • The Hub contains all core cloud services for Charles River to manage each customer’s Spoke environment.
  • Management in regional hubs enables rapid deployment of new services and upgrades, promoting continuous innovation.


Each client firm operates in a separate “spoke” containing their specific data and applications.

  • Separate spokes enhance security through network isolation.
  • Each client’s Spoke is located in geographic proximity to optimize performance and enable compliance with data residency mandates.

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