To continue supporting its operations and customer experience at scale, a leading food and beverage retailer needed to migrate its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution into a resilient Azure environment.
As an Azure Expert MSP, Codec utilised the Cloud Adoption Framework standards for Azure in this implementation, adhering to a tried-and-tested blueprint for cloud migration planning designed to ensure successful migration at scale.
As one of Europe’s leading food and beverage retailers continued to grow its business footprint across new systems and locations, the organisation found its ability to scale limited by its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
The company knew it needed a fully resilient solution based in Azure to support its operations and customer experience at scale. Like many organisations, though, the client also needed a migration that could be executed smoothly, with minimal disruption to its existing business operations.
With more than 100 years of experience supporting operations across Europe, and with more than 40,000 employees working under its brand, the company was facing a cloud migration project that was as complex as it was overdue.
“No two Azure migration projects are identical. Businesses need to work with trusted Azure consultants who can understand and account for their organisation’s specific needs, challenges, and architectural complexity to ensure a successful transition.”
As an Azure Expert MSP, Codec had the expertise and proven methodologies needed to plan and execute a successful migration at scale. This migration began with discovery, analysis and design phases to fully understand the project’s resource requirements, and to ensure projected costs were in line with the clients’ expectation.
Our consultants followed the Cloud Adoption Framework standards for Azure in this implementation, a step-step process providing the following blueprint:
As part of this process, database servers were migrated to the Azure SQL PaaS platform for better integration with the Azure ecosystem.
Other highlights of this transformation include:
“For a large, established organisation like ours, the potential benefits of cloud migration were always weighed against the potential risks of such a project going wrong. With Codec, the success of this transition was never in doubt.”
Major Food & Beverage Retailer