A major financial services provider approached Codec about migrating its existing infrastructure from on-premise servers to more flexible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in Azure. The organisation also wanted to embed a DevOps culture within its business teams.
Using Cloud Adoption Framework standards for Azure, Codec’s consultants migrated the client from on-premise servers in favour of PaaS services in Azure. Codec also upgraded the organisation’s .NET framework and implemented other changes to enable a productive DevOps culture.
On-premise servers can create logistical and operational challenges when relied upon to support multiple business systems and physical locations. For one major financial services provider, the constraints of physical servers was also intertwined with the company’s lack of a DevOps culture and a more unified approach to operations.
This financial services provider approached Codec hoping to migrate its existing infrastructure from on-premise servers to more flexible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services in Azure. As part of this project, the organisation also wanted Codec’s consultants to embed a DevOps culture within its business teams.
Codec began working with the Customer to help them design their new infrastructure while implementing development tools and methodologies in line with the company’s strategic vision.
“Coordinating collaboration and other team-based activities can be difficult when businesses are leaning on physical servers to support a dispersed workforce. By facilitating a migration to the Azure Cloud, Codec also laid a foundation for continued application modernisation.”
As an Azure Expert MSP, Codec’s expertise and proven methodologies were integral to delivering a successful migration project for the financial services provider. Codec’s consultants first focused on migrating away from on-premise servers in favour of PaaS services in Azure, making it easy to embed a DevOps culture throughout the organisation.
The client’s existing web application was also upgraded and hosted in an Azure Service fabric cluster. By equipping the financial services company with the latest .NET framework, the organisation received the best possible infrastructure to support its migration project and its continued development efforts as part of its DevOps culture. This infrastructure was then codified and deployed using Azure Automation.
Codec followed the Cloud Adoption Framework standards for Azure in this implementation, adhering to strict migration process steps to deliver a successful migration. Codec also introduced Acceptance Test Driven Development concepts to the development team as a quick way to raise code coverage for future development projects.
Codec’s successful migration allowed the client to reduce its server overheads while taking advantage of the Azure Cloud’s expansive services, including enhanced development capabilities and automated pipelines to support development.
Other highlights of this transformation include:
“The resource cost and logistical limitations of our on-premise servers created a financial drag on our ability to modernise applications and develop new projects. Our Azure migration eliminated these constraints, delivering new development tools and capabilities across our organisation.”
Major Financial Services Provider