BH Technologies® Case Study

Azure Cloud Migration

Challenge

This $10 billion multinational analytics company was undergoing an enterprise-wide cloud migration. The project involved migrating all products and applications across multiple business units from two on premises data centers to Microsoft Azure. While they were able to lift and shift some applications, most needed to be completely re-architected and rewritten before migrating. The applications were client facing and varied in tech stack (e.g., .NETWindows, JavaLinux, PerlPHPLinux, etc.); presenting additional challenges for the internal teams. They did not have the internal staff for this massive undertaking and had aggressive timelines to meet.

Solution

Beacon Hill Technologies was selected for our Human Capital as a Service (HCaaS) delivery model. We started by meeting with our client’s key stakeholders to understand the current environment, technical requirements, and project timelines. We blended our Talent as a Service (TaaS) model to quickly provide highly technical, Microsoft-certified architects with prior cloud migration experience to lead the initiative, while giving our client the ability to convert them to internal employees and retain the knowledge long-term. Our delivery manager assessed the variety of technologies being used throughout the organization and we efficiently onboarded DevOps engineers, site reliability engineers, and developers with skillsets specific to each individual group’s varying tech stacks. We also identified communication gaps between business units, and we provided a single point of contact to bridge those gaps and effectively track progress, manage onboarding, and provide centralized reporting with status updates.

Due to the value added in the initial phases of the project, our client asked us to provide the same services to additional business units who are beginning their migration in the coming months. This is an ongoing, multi-year engagement.

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