“Moving into Microsoft Azure cloud has streamlined work of our company, increased security of stored data, and reduced costs on IT infrastructure operation. Since we were the first in Slovakia who has experienced such process, we have gained a substantial competitive advantage.”
Our company has been running its intranet, CRM system and applications related to projects, accounting and development on 50 servers with 10 TB data storage. The servers were located in a separate server room within the company´s premises. Over the years, our demands on IT infrastructure significantly increased with the stress put on higher computing capacity and new data storages. At the same time, the oldest hardware became worn-out. When we were planning to move to new premises, we faced a question how to approach investments into the IT infrastructure. After considering all the aspects, we decided for its migration into Microsoft Azure cloud.
The project started in July 2014. We created an internal working group of two IT specialists and one manager. During the migration initial phase, they worked on the task only part-time. During the first month we prepared a plan of moving the infrastructure and tested company´s applications in new environment. By creation of identical copies of existing servers in Microsoft Azure cloud, we were able to verify functioning of the systems before their actual transfer.
The testing run successfully without any need to adjust the applications.