“Recently, Codify recently assisted an engineering consulting firm in moving their Environmental Data Platform to the cloud. The infrastructure behind the environment was in a dire state; as it was inherited through acquisition, there was little documentation and few remaining staff who understood it.
After conducting a CloudLift plan and determining the migration model, we replicated the environment to Azure and created a change request with hundreds of activities for the migration. Everything from changing the Windows Page File configuration to the validation of web page responses was planned and tested before the migration event.
“Since the company hadn’t worked with cloud computing previously, our team put as much – if not more – time into testing as we did the actual end migration.
The migration was made complex by the need to preserve existing IP address space while maintaining both solutions in parallel at the same time in order to de-risk the migration.
We developed a co-existence strategy that allowed for a phase where the company could do a test, fail over, and have it running in Azure for validation, without impacting end users during the transition process.”
David Connors, Managing Director, Codify