Codify’s ‘Plan, Migrate, Run’ methodology – beginning with the CloudLift ‘Plan’ process and ending with the Managed Azure component of its ‘Run’ offering – simplified the cloud migration process for SRA. According to O’Halloran, “the transition itself was quite straightforward. Once we had the process to migrate into the cloud, the actual execution of that activity was pretty quick and pretty painless actually.”
Now, following its cloud migration, SRA is better able to supply the computing capabilities required by its teams without incurring unnecessary cost. According to O’Halloran, “We can now give our researchers access to effectively infinite cloud compute processing capacity, and they run it when they need it. As soon as they’re finished, we stop paying for it. They get everything they need, and at the same time, it’s very cost effective.”
Further, SRA has begun to see longer-term impacts arising from its partnering with Codify. “We’ve been able to move beyond the scope of the project into more of a partnership,” describes O’Halloran. “Codify has continued to support us, whether that’s meant keeping us up-to-date on new features being announced by Microsoft or looking at ways to make our current environment even more efficient.”
“What you’re looking for in a partner isn’t just conducting the scope of work,” summarises O’Halloran.
“What you’re looking for is the capability to understand what’s just over the horizon and to advise you on all the options you have to meet that challenge. Codify are very good at understanding both your short-term aspirations and the greater context around them.”
~ Adam O’Halloran, CIO