Overview of the Client
Our client is a globally recognized Fortune 500 company and one of the largest retailers in the world. They specialize in operating discount stores that offer bulk quantities of products at significantly reduced prices. With their headquarters based in the United States of America, they have established a strong presence worldwide, making them a prominent player in the retail industry.
Business Challenges and Objectives
- Our client aimed to reduce the SAP HANA storage fee resulting from their extensive footprint in SAP HANA.
- They wanted to ensure high availability, reliability, and redundancy for business continuity measures.
- Additionally, the client sought a new platform to deliver performance equal to or better than their existing BI Landscape.
- The solution involved utilizing Azure Virtual Machines and ARM Templates to build the initial landscape within Azure.
- The team deployed comprehensive offline and online data migration approaches and techniques to minimize business interruption.
- The migration process achieved a 100% success rate.
- Business continuity was ensured through a thoughtful plan centered around the client’s critical business applications.
- Microsoft’s Cluster and SLES Pacemaker, SQL Always-on, HANA Replication, Azure Load Balancer, and other tools were leveraged in the solution.
- Redundancies and failover systems were created through Availability Zones, Geo-Redundant Failover, and Azure Site Recovery.
- A robust security model was designed and implemented, including Azure AD Integration, Single Sign-On, encryption of data and backups, Azure NSG, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests.
Business Benefits and Outcomes
- The client successfully completed a migration that resulted in improved system performance and cost savings.
- The new system design outperformed the previous setup, delivering superior performance.
- The TekLink Team efficiently implemented easy-to-configure High Availability & Disaster Recovery solutions.
- Implementation costs were kept proportional to the environment size, ensuring cost-effectiveness.
- The client experienced reduced infrastructure overhead and benefited from cost-efficient disaster recovery services.