Impact Story - Manufacturing

Azure Cloud Migration of an Employee Portal

Meeting immediate needs, while building a foundation for future growth.

01

Platforms

  • Azure
  • .NET proprietary web application
  • SQL Server

02

Tasks

  • Elicit business motivations and drivers
  • Cloud migration planning
  • Cloud migration approach
  • Migration and implementation
  • App and pipeline refactoring

03

Deliverables

  • Web Application hosted in a new Azure tenant

Impact Summary

Realizing value through a business driven approach

Tight deadlines, cost savings, and assurance against service interruptions were common concerns for a manufacturing company undergoing an Azure cloud migration - we took the time to understand this from both a business and human perspective.

Assessing our client’s needs was our top priority in identifying the right solution. In this case, this meant planning and executing a simple lift-and-shift Cloud Migration. This gave us greater opportunities in working alongside our client’s IT teams to build their expertise and innovation culture.

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The challenge

Helping a manufacturing company build in the digital cloud

When a manufacturing company’s parent organization decided to restructure and amalgamate their data centres, quick turnaround was needed to migrate their own web applications off a shared network. All with minimal interruption in service for a critical Employee Portal.

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So they approached us for help in break down a seemingly complex Azure Cloud migration decision into what was actually a relatively common scope of work - except with one unique challenge. There was no assigned budget.

The approach

3 Step Approach to Finding the Right Azure Cloud Migration Solution

01

Assess and validate

First, we assessed the applications readiness for the cloud based on a specific dependency the application has on connectivity and security authentication. A quick Proof of Concept was implemented to understand the refactoring required to leverage PaaS.

02

Identify the right solution

After the assessment, we estimated that the effort required to modernize the application would not fit into the tight timeline and budget constraints. We did not find a valid business case to invest the effort today, so we decided not to push for unnecessary costs to our client.

03

Implementation

The decision was made for a simple and effective lift-and-shift approach with the potential of optimizing for the cloud later. By rehosting, we were able to meet the client’s business goals while ensuring the potential for optimizing to gain operational efficiency in their future.

The solution

Removing Barriers and Allowing Innovation to Flow

With a great collaborative effort, we succeeded in rehosting the application with no interruption in access or workflow to employees, while creating an additional 35% month to month cost savings – which was a huge success for our client.

Here at Build With Assembly, our aim is to provide value beyond instrumental changes to performance, and positively impact the company’s operational expertise and team culture.

As this was the first cloud project within the organization, we worked alongside their IT team to educate on the differences in design decisions, how to create added value for their business, and operational changes when migrating from on-premise to cloud.

From here, our partners were able to continue day-to-day operations, with more knowledge and confidence towards their future.

The results

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