Client: American public transport agency
Industry type: Transportation
Products or services: Bus service, paratransit
Areas of operations: USA
Since 1995, the growth in American public-transit ridership has increased at a faster rate than the country’s growth in population. To prepare for future escalating demand, a leading American public-transport agency planned to modernize its infrastructure to improve its operational efficiencies and boost its agility. The agency’s cloud-based modernization would reduce its total cost of ownership (TCO) while offering a modern platform to build future capabilities. The transport entity sought a partner to complete this transformation while keeping mission-critical applications such as Oracle Peoplesoft running.
An assessment of the agency’s infrastructure and strategic plans revealed legacy servers, operating systems, and database versions that would not be supported beyond the year 2020. Wipro recommended leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to reduce the burden of the aging on-premises infrastructure and improve the agency’s operational agility.
Wipro prepared and executed a comprehensive plan to upgrade the agency’s databases and migrate its infrastructure from existing data centers to OCI (App servers, Web servers, and database servers). Later, Wipro upgraded the agency’s Oracle PeopleSoft Tools and migrated the operating system from Windows to Linux 7. By implementing its proprietary Disaster Recovery as-a-Service solution on OCI, Wipro helped the agency further reduce its dependency on an on-premises disaster-recovery landscape.
- Enhanced scalability with cloud
- Reduced TCO by moving to an Opex model
- Improved response times for refresh and cloning of Oracle application environments, enabling rapid introduction of new functionality and capabilities as needed by the business