Strategic Cloud Solution in Microsoft Azure

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Charles River delivers the Charles River Investment Management Solution (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. Read more about Azure’s capabilities here

Charles River Featured at Microsoft Inspire Virtual Conference

President Spiros Giannaros participated in the “Financial Services Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud” session and was interviewed by Rupesh Khendry, Head of Capital Market Industry Solutions. Spiros and Rupesh discussed Charles River’s selection of Microsoft® Azure and how the Charles River IMS strategic cloud solution supports the specific security and regulatory needs of investment managers.

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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 help 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.