“With an ageing and increasingly expensive on-premise hardware model it was imperative that our business moved to the cloud to realise the benefits of scalability, the right level of performance and commercial flexibility." - Amit Patel, Director of IT at Stonewater.
- - The EBS and Northgate applications suites were expensive to run and time intensive
- - The organisation had 3 sets of hosting agreements to manage
- - The existing platforms were very old and also used Oracle Database 10g and Sparc / Unix technologies
- - The creation of Stonewater led to an overly complicated environment for the organisation, with 3 sets of hosting managements and applications suites.
These needed to be simplified without losing the existing data from any of the now-merged Housing Associations, and the new post-merger system had to be able to handle a larger influx of data than the previous individual ones.
- - DSP helped Stonewater test and migrate the Database and Webtier to 12c and Linux
- - The solution was then consolidated and moved to OCI
- - Architecture, implementation, migration and ongoing Managed Services provided by DSP
- DSP's architects designed and implemented the solution, migrating the consolidated assets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We also provide ongoing Managed Services solutions to ensure that the system is maintained to a high standard, without demanding a considerable time investment from Stonewater's own technical team.
- - Our proven experience with OCI
- - The clear vision of our architects as demonstrated by their proposed solution, and the relevant expertise to execute rapidly against fixed price deliverables.
- - Fast migration with inbuilt testing of the new modernised technology stack
- - Significant reduction in TCO
- - Versatility and expansion capability built in to the new solution
The migration was planned and executed quickly and thoroughly, with DSP working closely with Stonewater's own in-house teams. The organisation have since found a significant reduction in costs, and increased versatility and expansion capabilities in comparison to their previous environment.