Project Update: Azure Cloud Migration

GravITy Technology Solutions have successfully completed their largest ever Microsoft Azure Cloud Migration project!

Read on below or visit our case studies page for more details.

During initial discussions with our client, GravITy Technology Solutions discovered that our client multiple offices based within the EU and had a combination of on-site and externally hosted servers.  Furthermore, those servers hosted externally were hosted across a number of providers.  Our client was finding that managing and maintaining this infrastructure in its current format difficult.  Locating and diagnosing the root cause of issues was overly complex and time consuming.  Our client also had to deal with inconsistencies between the support levels offered by the various hosted server platforms providers, and very little support in diagnosing issues due to inconsistencies within those platforms.

To add extra complexity to the project, our client had servers running various flavours of Linux alongside Microsoft Windows servers, and systems running on both MySQL and Microsoft SQL databases.

GravITy Technology Solutions quickly went about putting together a project plan to migrate the entire server infrastructure into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, explaining the significant benefits that Azure could bring to their business, and our client was quickly on board and giving us the nod to proceed with the Microsoft Azure cloud migration.

Over the following weeks servers were provisioned, databases set up, data migrated, and networks integrated until the migration had been completed, testing signed off and the new platforms turned live. 

Since the conclusion of the project, our client is now benefitting from much a much more simplified server and network infrastructure.  Linux servers are all running the same version of Linux, and Windows servers all run the latest version of Windows Server.  In keeping everything as consistent as possible, along with having a single portal to access all the infrastructure, our client’s support team are now able to detect, diagnose and resolve issues much more quickly.  Alongside this, GravITy Technology Solutions have also much improved yet simplified our client’s back-up and disaster recovery strategies.

Moreover, our client has also noticed significant cost savings, with their overall hosting costs reduce by over 75% and also the ability to monitor those costs in near real-time.  So, with reduced downtime and reduced costs, our client is now really reaping the benefits of a unified cloud strategy. 

To speak to GravITy Technology Solutions about how we can help progress your business’s cloud strategy, contact us now.

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