Mitigating Risk While Preparing for Migration
The agency’s stakeholders worked closely with Ben Parker, a Director at Codify and Josh Hurn, an Infrastructure Consultant at Codify to both identify a solution and to prepare to transition the agency’s system to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
“Ben and Josh had a really thorough understanding of dealing with the complexities of government agencies, and also of the fact that we’d need to pull in several different teams to achieve our objectives. This was really around not just engaging with the applications team. We’re also engaging with the infrastructure team, as it was their first outing on Azure as well. Also, our cyber security team and information management people needed to be involved around the privacy considerations that needed to be accounted for within the solution.”
~ Manager of Business Systems and Applications within the agency
“Codify led us and led our teams in the IT area through the whole process from start-to-finish, including the development of options for what the final solution would be.” Even better, the Manager notes, “All the way through the engagement, they were very focussed around knowledge transfer. Codify actually instigated several formal training sessions where they sat down with teams and trained them in Azure and the complexities of moving to the cloud. They made sure that knowledge around the solution was captured, made available for documentation, and passed on to the teams involved.”
Speaking to his overall experience partnering with Codify, the Manager states, “After years and years of dealing with consultancies and consultants, I honestly can’t fault Ben and Josh and the team at Codify. They’re fantastic. There’s a lot of skill in our organisation, and a lot of people know their stuff, but really, the engagement was just second-to-none, as far as I’m concerned.”
Codify continues to support the agency as it adapts to its new cloud architecture. “Even since the engagement has ended, they’re always happy to click an email or to take time out to have a conversation,” the Manager concludes. “They’re always happy to come on-site and talk about how to solve problems that aren’t even necessarily related. Because obviously, our journey to Azure has just started. They’re more than happy to assist us in any way they can.”