Customer: A national organization for standards and quality

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Customer environment & situation

Our first customer in our case study is a government trusted entity for Malaysian standardisation. Their environment has hundreds of virtual machine running on VMWARE and Hyper V on-premise. Their goal was to transform their datacenter by moving to Azure as an alternative to renewing their hardware leasing agreement.

Challenges

Among the challenges they faced were the multiple platforms on hypervisor being used within their environment that hindered future-proofing. They had an existing datacenter ecosystem and we found a complex footprint that prevented efficient and methodical migration. With the customer’s leasing expiration date looming close, we had to work harder and faster to meet expectations and avoid additional costs for our customer.

Solution

Our solution was to reduce the impact on the user experience by transforming their datacenter and migrating the related workload piecemeal based on business-critical and noncritical applications that were actively being used at that time.

By leveraging on the convenience of using Azure to migrate, combined with focused project management. we managed to migrate all the data safely on on time. This was done successfully before the end of our customer’s lease, giving them time to evaluate our migration results.

Customer: A Malaysian satellite television provider

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Customer environment & situation

Our customer has 250 servers running on-premise that they plan to lift and shift to Microsoft Azure, and continue with their Application Modernisation process as part of their digital transformation goal.

Challenges

The first challenge was the volume of inter-dependent critical workloads that rely on each other to function properly, making piecemeal migration difficult. On top of that, our customer was looking to reduce the carbon footprint of its on-premise IT Infrastructure.

Solution

The solution was to collaborate with the customer’s team as we embarked on our i-Transform plan to migrate mission-critical applications over to Microsoft Azure. This solution came with a useful visual dashboard of the migration process, allowing both teams to monitor and fix problems before it can impact our customer’s workflow. This effort also set the tone and a foundation for our large-scale, complex migration that followed.