Successful migration of all international datacenters to AWS and reduced overall cloud spend
Complete application and dependency mapping to ensure performance during migration
Performance benchmarking delivers consistent post-migration service delivery
A Fortune 500 retail company embarked on an ambitious migration to AWS for greater elasticity and scalability.
A Fortune 500 retail company operates a global network of brands that include gaming and mobile labels.
Across these properties, the retailer operates over 5,000 retail locations in more than a dozen countries. Supporting this large and distributed operation is an IT team of 400 people, who are responsible for everything from the company's global datacenters to the e-commerce and point-of-sale systems on which the retailer runs its business.
Over the past few years, the retailer has embarked on an ambitious migration to AWS. By the end of 2016, all of the company's international datacenters had been migrated to the AWS cloud, and the company was in the process of migrating the first U.S. datacenter as well. By 2018, the IT team at retailer plans to have migrated all worldwide on-premises infrastructure to AWS.
"Our core competency is retail. We're not an IT systems builder. We need to focus on supporting the core business objective," said the retailer's manager for performance and automation. "With a datacenter, you have to over-provision everything and approvals for budget expenditures can cause delays. The cloud gives us much better speed to market, providing the elasticity and scale we need to rapidly meet business demand."
With ExtraHop, we can intelligently and deliberately plan the capacity we need, minimizing our spend. That helps us deliver faster application performance and better end-user experience while keeping our costs down.
Performance and Automation Manager Fortune 500 Retail Company