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Virtusa helps leading infrastructure company exit data center with AWS Cloud

Automated provisioning of infrastructure, deployment of applications, and HA ensure a smooth transition to the cloud

Our client, Aecon Group Inc., is a leading Canadian infrastructure company that provides construction and infrastructure development services. Aecon's expertise spans various sectors, including civil, urban transportation, nuclear, utilities, and industrial. The company has a strong presence in Canada and a growing global footprint. The client chose Virtusa as their partner to migrate their 180 SAP and Non-SAP servers to AWS using the Lift and Shift Migration approach.

The Challenge
  • Perform AS-IS Lift and Shift with potential tech upgrades, with the primary goal of migrating all SAP and Non-SAP workloads to the AWS cloud for data center closure. 
  • Migrate around 400 VMs- 90% are Windows OS, and 10% are RHEL OS.
  • Upgrade OS and Database Stack where applicable
  • Automate environment build using IaC for infrastructure provisioning.
  • AWS AD has to be used as a primary authentication platform for Windows OS and SSO for SAP applications.
The Solution
  • Performed discovery through Virtusa assets and the client's inventory
  • Virtusa created a design, architecture, and migration plan with a road map
  • Created Infra as Code (IaC) with terraform, AWS LaunchWizard for SAP and integrated with AWS native DevOps tools for automated provisioning of infra
  • Upgraded and migrated Windows Server 2008/2012, MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Web Server IIS to the latest versions.
Virtusa helps leading infrastructure company exit data center with AWS Cloud
Technology implemented
  • EC2
  • AWS Active Directory
  • AWS Firewall
  • AWS S3
  • AWS CodeCommit
  • MS SQL
  • SAP LaunchWizard
The Benefit
60% in reduction of providing times due to the automation of AWS infrastructure provisioning and deployment
Ability to stand up the disaster recovery environment with AWS Backup/Backint in 50% less time than the current RTO
50% reduction in operational costs by opting for Infra as a code approach
Visible increase in application performance and user experience
30% reduction in infrastructure and maintenance costs
Upgrade to a newer operating system and database version resulted in significant risk reduction
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