David Cumberworth, VP, MD EMEA and APAC, Virtana
Making Cloud Transformation Work
Peter, an infrastructure director at a global travel company, had been given a task by the business to migrate all the IT infrastructure into the cloud within 24 months. He, however, had a big problem. The public cloud hosts didn’t give the same level of visibility into the infrastructure that he and his team were used to on-premises. He therefore couldn’t guarantee the performance of the applications that were critical to the daily running of the business. He wanted to see how applications would perform, and how much they would cost to host, before committing to migrating.
David Cumberworth, Virtana’s MD EMEA and APAC, explains how this global travel company benchmarked its application performance on-prem, discovered the application dependencies, and what infrastructure elements they were using. It also proved what applications were suitable to migrate without additional work, how they would perform, and what would be the cost, of hosting them in the cloud. This process proved over $2 Million could be saved in reservations, idle resource, and right-sizing the host infrastructure.