Streamlining Costs and Improving Performance by Migrating Critical IT Workloads to Azure Cloud  - Brillio

About the Client:

The client is one of the leading producers of condiments and sauces in the United States, with a history of over 215 years.

The client requested the migration of all SAP Landscapes from NTT Lundy datacenters to the Azure public cloud to address various challenges, including:

  1. The total cost of ownership: The current data center hosting services is nearing sunset, leading to high costs. Migrating to Azure will provide a more cost-effective solution.
  2. Limited access to advanced tools and integrations: The traditional infrastructure in the data center prohibits the client’s ability to utilize modern tools and integrations. Moving to Azure will unlock access to a wide array of capabilities.
  3. Non-scalable operations and high maintenance costs: The existing infrastructure lacks scalability and incurs significant maintenance expenses. Azure’s cloud platform enables flexible and scalable operations, reducing both demand-related issues and maintenance costs.
  4. Delayed resource deployment and manual errors: The manual processes in the current setup often cause delays in resource deployment, leading to inefficiencies and potential errors.
  5. Scalability and resiliency: In contrast to the underlying platform, Azure offers a highly scalable and resilient platform, ensuring the client’s SAP landscapes can handle varying workloads and maintain high availability.
  6. Security and governance: The client aimed to address security risks and strengthen their governance posture to safeguard their data and infrastructure.

Brillio’s Solution:

Following a comprehensive analysis of the client’s ecosystem, requirements, and the current SAP environment, Brillio designed an end-to-end implementation and architecture roadmap to assist and address all the challenges and provide the confidence to migrate to Azure.

  • Established the Azure Cloud foundation in a scalable and automated manner, utilizing the efficient capabilities of the underlying Azure platform.
  • Executed the migration of SAP systems (both Windows and Linux OS) to Azure with minimal business disruption and shorter migration durations for the entire process.
  • Expedited the migration process by leveraging our proprietary Cloud Implementation Platform ( and pre-built automation scripts, resulting in accelerated overall migration timelines.
  • Provided hypercare support to ensure smooth operations and increased productivity, improving operational maturity during and after the migration.
  • Achieved an improved governance posture through the utilization of executive dashboards and security automation.
  • Implemented Granular Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), aligning resource access and permissions according to the Cloud Adoption Framework.
  • Designed the infrastructure to be resilient, meeting stringent Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) requirements.

Business Impact: 

Our efforts resulted in a successful migration to Azure. By migrating SAP Landscapes to Azure, the client benefited from a more cost-effective, flexible, scalable, secure, and advanced cloud environment.

Following our implementation, the client managed to achieve:

  • Platform: By migrating to Azure, the client eliminated the need for hardware procurement, platform management, and recycling overhead, resulting in a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Scalability: The Azure platform provided flexible options for horizontal and vertical scaling to support increasing volumes of both SAP and non-SAP workloads and ensure seamless service availability for end users.
  • Innovation: Leveraging AI, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning (ML), IoT, and blockchain, the client was able to drive digital transformation and integrate advanced technologies into their operations.
  • Security: We have implemented automated security guardrails and dashboards, improving the client’s adherence to industry-standard security best practices and reducing vulnerabilities.
  • Agility: With the new automated deployment processes, the client experienced faster time-to-market, reduced manpower requirements, and decreased manual errors, allowing for more agile operations.
  • Optimization: The client achieved efficient cost and performance optimization with the built-in scalability and resiliency features.
  • Governance: The stringent RBAC enabled well-defined access policies at each resource level.
  • Availability: The client experienced prolonged Service Level Agreements (SLAs) compared to traditional methods, resulting in elevated application availability and improved service reliability.
  • Migration: The effective migration approach allowed the customer to transition all upstream environments to the cloud within a remarkable 45-day timeframe.

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