The client’s request was to partly migrate on-premise infrastructure to the cloud. As per the customer’s requirements, the application services should have been hosted in the cloud for cost reduction and efficient scaling. The database cluster should have been replicated in the cloud to cut costs of disaster recovery infrastructure and reduce downtime, but the write nodes should have remained in the local data center.
DATA CENTER MIGRATION
The client faced the necessity to migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure running on an outdated VMware ESXi cluster (dedicated physical boxes) due to the shutdown of a classic data center in its current physical location. The environment comprised a wide range of different services that needed to be migrated: AD DS, DFS, DHCP, File Servers, old custom 2-tier applications, BizTalk application cluster, IIS, TFS server, SQL Servers, etc