- Industry type: Information Technology
- Products and Services: The client manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, cloud infrastructure, and related business productivity processes and services
- Areas of operations: Headquartered in Washington, USA and operates in over 200countries
- Annual revenue: Over $110 Billion
As part of its data center exit strategy, our client wanted to move all SAP and non-SAP workloads to Azure Cloud. The primary drivers for the exit included the downtime of existing on-premise systems that were affecting productivity, poor scalability of compute infrastructure, and the inability of developers to create and decommission Virtual Machines when they wanted on the existing systems.
Aside from neutralizing the barriers to scalability and agility, our client wanted to take advantage of the cost savings that the Azure platform could deliver. The client also had concerns around unforeseen disruptions during migration and needed to accurately assess the impact of migration on in-flight projects and business continuity.
The client’s IT landscape included over 18 SAP and non-SAP applications running on 165 servers. In addition, there were 30,000+ users and 1,500+ internal and external data sources with 2.6 million transactions per day that added to the complexity of the project.
The team used automation to reduce the total migration effort and to minimize manual errors over the three phases of the 12-month project:
- Phase1: Development and Integrationworkloads were migrated. This phase also doubled up as a test for process dependability.
- Phase 2: Less constraining workloads were migrated. Feedback in this phase was used to evolve, parametrize and fortify automation for various deployment architectures.
- Phase 3: Mission critical workloads were migrated.
Migration was kept homogenous to avoid introducing major changes, while security updates were applied in the build process.
- Our client successfully achieved the strategic goal of exiting their on-premise data centers that had become a roadblock to business agility and cost management.
- They managed to overcome the challenges of downtime, non-optimal productivity, and scalability of their on-premise systems.
- The project was completed on schedule while realizing 20 percent cost savings and a reduction of 30 percent in the initial estimate of the program cost.
“Wipro partnered with this tech giant to re-create the mission-critical business applications workloads on Microsoft Azure. Our long relationship with the customer has been the result of our technical expertise, investments, and adoption of new-age digital technologies to accelerate their business transformation.” – Srinivas Sai Nidadhavolu - Vice President & Global Practice Head - SAP at Wipro