Client: A US-based company providing internet services
Problem: The client is one of the most well-known internet service providers. The client collects a high-volume of information on customer data, such as customer browsing trends, financial information, or customer use of service after purchase. The client was using legacy systems in various aspects of their business, however with the increased demand, they were looking for ways to modernize their systems. In the eyes of the client they could expand their on-premises legacy data storage systems or move to a Cloud computing model. The client wanted an in-depth analysis of the costs and savings, highlighting the various opportunities and threats that were involved in both solutions.
VT’s solution: We started the solution by mapping out the various business processes that exist in our client’s organization, preparing information flow and organizational charts. For the analysis we looked at various ways in which the client’s large data system could be expanded, and how it would compare to different types of Cloud migrations. Given the large scale of the legacy data system and its utility in some departments, it was also important that we provide a strategy that allows for growth, but also integrates some aspects of the legacy systems with it. The solution we presented to our client was a phased migration into the cloud, with integration of the legacy data system as an auxiliary or support system focusing in on a couple of departments. The phased roll out allowed departments to understand the new system as it was rolled out, with gradual modernization that met the clients data needs, and reduced their costs.
- Achieved client’s business objective by providing a cloud strategy from a migration roadmap to analyses focusing on the future growth of the client’s enterprise.
- Integrated the legacy data system to maximize savings for our clients, as the legacy systems were built on-premises and could therefore provide support to the modern cloud-based systems without incurring many additional costs.
- Showcased multiple strategies for the roll out of the project, highlighting the various aspects of each approach and different ways to integrate and expand the legacy systems in a cost-effective manner.