Migrating VMWare Infrastructure to Microsoft Azure

The client is an international architecture and design firm recognized for developing exceptional architectural design solutions that generate business results in the workplace, community, healthcare and retail industries.

The client was running their offices, server & network infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure on a hosted data center. The client was using Horizon virtual desktops and running in VMWare platform. The client has their offices across America and clients all around the world and increasing, their existing system was unable to handle the data influx. The client faced troubles in scaling up which resulted in huge operational costs and lack of efficiency.

SNP Technologies partnered with the client to migrated them to Microsoft Azure. We leveraged technologies like Azure IaaS and Citrix VDI to make the client production ready. The client has seen a remarkable improvement in the speed and efficiency of its IT service delivery. The Azure migration has provided the client a stable, secure, high performance of virtual desktops running on Azure IaaS. Some of the most significant improvements the client experienced include:

• The client now operates on a highly stable Azure IaaS with zero downtime from the date of migration.

• The client’s infrastructure management time has reduced by 80% with support from SNP’s managed services team.

SNP Delivers Graphic Intensive Solutions on Citrix Cloud & Microsoft Azure

The client is an architecture, design and engineering firm using graphic intensive applications such as Autodesk and SolidWorks, which require more than the average amount of hardware resources to operate properly.

As a 100% cloud-focused partner, SNP leveraged Citrix Cloud Virtual App and Desktop services to save on compute costs and the cost of deploying and maintaining a Citrix environment.

Some of the benefits our client experienced are:

• They can now onboard new customers in a seamless and effortless manner.

• Windows 10 delivered the best user experience to our client by leveraging GPU-enabled Azure N-Series VMs running on Windows.

• End users got high-end Windows 10 desktop in the cloud with pre-installed applications they need to get their work done, all the while keeping the data locked down and secured from one management location.

• The client decreased the Azure compute cost by leveraging the auto scale feature of Citrix.

• SNP leveraged Citrix Gateway services present globally which included Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. This allowed users to connect to nearest location.

• SNP Technologies included features like high availability and global server load balancing in the solution without having to configure complicated networking architectures.

“We really like the support we're getting from SNP on our migration to Azure. SNP understands what their customers need and has become our go-to partner for open source. They provided our teams with extensive training on Azure and got us up and running with managed Kubernetes in Azure. SNP is extensively involved with Microsoft open-source, especially contributing actively to our OpenSource Hosting Solution, Lagoon. SNP knows the Microsoft Technology stack inside and out, and they know how to help their customers.”

– CTO, Leading Digital Conversion Company, US.

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