Extrinsica Global and Microsoft engaged at the beginning of 2017 to agree the move of all of Extrinsica Global's customers from Extrinsica Global's private cloud infrastructure to Microsoft's hyperscale cloud environment, Microsoft Azure. We agreed to take on the challenge and undertook to move all of our customer workloads from dedicated private cloud infrastructure, split across two datacentres in the UK, to Azure. This effectively meant implementing a series of consecutive projects to migrate customers' production workloads to Azure without adversely impacting the customers' day-to-day operations.
The project officially kicked off in April 2017 and was completed in September 2017. This meant that nearly 40 customers' complex workloads were migrated successfully in just over 4 months. Detailed planning, industry-leading technical expertise and well-honed processes were essential to undertake this initiative, let alone complete it successfully in such a short period of time. On completion of the project, Extrinsica Global became the first Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner worldwide to move all of its customer workloads to Azure. Read the Microsoft Case Study here
Planning, Management and Execution
To successfully complete such an unprecedented move of production workloads meant that Extrinsica Global had to apply all of the technical expertise, in-the-trenches experience and project management processes we had developed over the previous 12 years of delivering complex, cloud-based solutions for customers. It tested our Project Management methodologies to the fullest extent, as the Project Team needed to coordinate many moving parts to ensure deadlines were met precisely. It also meant an extensive communication exercise to a wide range of different customers with highly differing operational constraints over a wide international geography.
Discover, Design, Plan, Build, Migrate, Test, Deploy, Manage, Operate & Support
Microsoft Azure - A Global, Hyper-Scale Capability for the Future
So why did Extrinsica Global undertake this project with Microsoft? The answer is quite straightforward: We are driven to provide the best available technology solutions for our customers in terms of performance, global reach and operational capability. It was obvious to us that the capabilities we could offer from our own private cloud infrastructure would never match those from Microsoft's hyperscale Azure cloud fabric. By moving our customers' workloads to Azure and Office 365 we ensured that our customers have an improved operational capability and a huge potential, technologically, to enable almost any business innovation they can conceive of.
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We want to work with progressive companies that appreciate the enormous advantages they can realise by moving traditional datacentre workloads to Azure. If you want to move some or all of your workloads to the Microsoft Azure Hyperscale Cloud and are looking for an experienced, expert partner that Microsoft trust to assist you, we would love to hear from you.
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