This global leader in commercial general contracting and construction was undergoing a multi-year program to migrate their business applications to Microsoft Azure. Critical to this migration was ensuring the firm’s core construction management application had no business impact during the migration. With a pending lease renewal at their Arizona data center, the IT team was tasked to “fast-track” the cloud migration and turned to Align to lead the program over an aggressive five-month time frame.
For projects of this size and complexity, Align starts with the process of developing a current state understanding of the environments and application workloads. This first phase leads nicely into our future state exercise, where Align Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) collaborate with client infrastructure, development, and architecture teams to develop a comprehensive solution of migrating workloads to the Azure Cloud. Our process is that of an agile scrum style approach for gathering requirements, understanding business constraints and workload dependencies with the objective of developing a future state design and migration execution plan. Key areas included:
In less than five months’ time, Align was able to design, plan and execute the IT transformation of workloads allowing the client to avoid significant spend and reduce their future operational run rate
“A well-planned Data Center Consolidation is one of the best ways to demonstrate IT’s positive impact on your company’s bottom line.”
Speak with a Migrations Program Manager at Align, for a clear, no-nonsense review of the steps you’ll need to take for a successful Data Center Consolidation.
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