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Leading Food Manufacturer Avails Opportunities Of The Public Cloud With Microsoft Azure

Use Cases - AZURE, Food Industry

About the Customer

The client is a leading manufacturer of food & beverage in the US, with over 2,000+ employees working at their different facilities and centers. They have a global presence in more than 100 countries.

The Challenge

The client wanted to discontinue their dependency on their on-premise data centers and wanted to shut down the existing 3 data centers. Therefore, the client decided to embrace the public cloud for its various benefits. They kickstarted the technology transformation program with the objective to migrate all their enterprise workloads into a single cloud environment.

A high degree of complexity was posed during the migration journey due the heterogeneous composition of the on-premise infrastructure. While the company was prepared with a variety of solutions in place throughout their locations, for support: from fully outsourced external data centers, to production plants and internally managed data centers, but was unsure of the expertise the project would require.

The client, therefore, sought a solution partner who could manage the complexity of the transition and at the same time ensure smooth migration to the cloud. The task required an impressive amount of expertise to migrate a workload of hundreds of operating systems instances (Windows, AIX) and database instances (MSSQL, Oracle), nearly 120 TB of storage, and more than 60 applications.

Solution & Benefits

MSRcosmos was consulted as we belonged to the Microsoft Gold Partner Network. Our team, leveraging its proprietary methodology and best practices, ran a 3 months long assessment & planning and prepared the cloud foundation on Azure to host the workloads. We then migrated according to a 5 waves plan encompassing an elapsed of 6 months. The waves leveraged Azure Migrate, IAAS, and Data Migration Assistant technologies to address the needs of Lift & Shift and Replatform.

With the adoption of Microsoft Azure, the company is now taking all the advantages and opportunities enabled by the public cloud:

  • Infrastructure innovation with ease of management granting scalability
  • Improved reliability and security with geographical disaster recovery
  • Increased agility and speed owing to the Infrastructure-as-Code automation
  • Reduction of energy consumption and carbon footprint, due to high efficiency of Azure Datacenters

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