Cloud Migration in 4 simple steps

Are you handcuffed to your Legacy I.T.?

Is your legacy I.T. more like a liability?

Does running first-generation, high-volume data platforms hit you with high costs? Then they’re also killing your business’s efficiency and profitability!

It can cost millions, simply to keep this kind of old-style, top heavy, lumbering legacy tech ticking over. It stifles innovation, slows down change and don’t even think about upgrades unless you can find up to half a million down the back of the sofa.

But it’s not just money that makes your legacy platforms a nightmare.  4 simple steps to Cloud Migration could be the answer you are looking for.

You’re on your own
Many of these platforms are out of tech support. So, when something goes wrong – and it will – you’re on your own and your business is at risk.  Between IT failures and inevitable security risks, your tech bumbles along at its best. But chances are that’s still not good enough. It may have been the bee’s knees back in the day, but the world and your business are moving on, and it no longer fits with your future IT budget.

You’re not alone
There is one thing about your legacy platforms that you’ll find agreement on in every department and from every user.  They all hate it.It’s slow, unwieldy, and as user-friendly as a Great White Shark.  The good news is nobody has to put up with it any more. Instead, you can swap it for:

• lower costs
• higher speeds and
• greater efficiency.

Just step this way.

4 steps to the cloud

Some solutions providers think the sky’s the limit for migrating you to the cloud. We’ve seen quotes from £4m to £15m.  We’ve seen them, but we don’t recognise them.  Our approach is – as you might guess – agile. And agile also means less costly, more cost-effective.

All it takes is four steps:

  • STEP 1
    Tell us where it hurts
    What do you want to change about the tech that’s killing your business? (“Everything” is okay as an answer.) When we know the pain points, we can draw up the roadmap for migration to the cloud, to leave behind what you don’t want and keep what – if anything – you do.
  • STEP 2
    Building a better architecture
    When we know what you want, we build the architecture that makes sure you get it. And get it cost-effectively, efficiently, in user-friendly form. That means cloud platforms from either Google, Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, with Informatica cloud software as the icing on the cake.
  • STEP 3
    Delivery for you. Delivery for you. Delivery for you.
    Migrating to the cloud is a Big Thing. But it doesn’t have to be a Big Trauma. The
    Agile Solutions approach delivers results piece by piece, as and when you’re
    ready. We phase migration, so it won’t faze you.
  • STEP 4
    Who you gonna call?
    Agile delivery methods reduce teething problems. But if they happen, we’re around
    to resolve them. Our local off-site resources cut your costs without cutting the level of support.

Cloud Migration

Cloud migration success stories

Real estate services and investment management specialist
The client needed to integrate new data sources from their Spanish property market, for reporting purposes. They also wanted to enhance existing data extracts from various databases, and manage the ETL development cycle to release into production. This meant developing new Informatica PowerCenter and Cloud mappings, as well as fixing existing mappings.

Agile Solutions’ flexible, nearshore resourcing made good the client’s skills shortages. Using PowerCenter and Cloud with SQL Server, the team built or updated 20 ETL mappings, increased the level of automation, and fixed numerous bugs – all in just three months.

Integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems market leader
For a company with over 13,000 employees in 23 countries, accurate, well-maintained HR data is critical. Implementing a new global HR system, the client needed to migrate data from local legacy systems to the Fairsail cloud-based endpoint.

Agile Solutions provided Informatica Cloud and Informatica Cloud Real Time specialists on-site, working with the client’s development team to deliver ETL mappings, workflows and sessions, deliver Data Integration Unit test results for each component, and provide reusable processes and mappings for use in data migration. The resulting fully-automated process allows data quality to be checked by business users without developer intervention. Error reporting is improved – enabling fast corrections – and all employee data is now up-to-date, cleansed and on one global cloud-based system.

UK’s largest cloud migration
Informatica cloud software is also playing a vital part in the largest-ever cloud migration project in the UK, migrating Sky’s data to the Google Cloud.