Precursor for migration
Complex infrastructure, higher cost for maintenance, administrative overhead, and longer resolution time.
As a part of the cost reduction strategy, we consolidated all AD domains to one domain (CORE). Our approach was that of migrating complex environments to simple ones. We focused on migration in waves for seamless migrations which would allow users and resources time to adjust.
We formed a team (ID Conversion), to access, analyze, implement, evaluate the migration tasks, and collaborate with multiple dependent teams. This new unit worked together with LDAP, Desktop, Exchange, AD, RSA, Azure, Application teams, WebEx, and others as users were spread across multiple locations.
During the pilot identity conversion wave, we identified a few gaps in the current system. We then designed an eight-month migration plan to address these issues and get on track. We were able to complete the project much faster than anticipated.
Preparation for migration
We segregated users into multiple waves and planned the migration schedule. We informed all the dependent teams including (AD/LDAP/RSA/Desktop/exchange/Application), to align with the schedule.
During the migration
We migrated the accounts from the source domain to the CORE domain, switched the account in LDAP, and the dependent application teams propagated the changes in their respective applications. Users validated their access and confirmed.
The objective for migration
The objective was to migrate from a complex environment to a simple environment for cost reduction, future-readiness, and cloud migration.
- Assess: Scan current access, identify dependencies, and evaluate the migrating objects.
- Migrate: Retrieve, convert, validate, and load data to the CORE AD domain.
- Validate: Verify consistency, evaluate access, and end-user access validation.
- Reporting: Simplified, consolidated, and centralized.
- Data security: Unified AD domain, highly secured, granular control, and precise maintenance.
- High stability and reliability for business, enterprise, and standalone applications.
- Seamless access for employees/contractors/clients through single sign-on.
- 30% reduction in cost of data center maintenance.
- 55% reduction in administrative fee.
- Cloud migration will deliver further cost benefits in the future.
- Centralized support makes it easier to maintain.
- Less administration with quick resolution.