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City & Guilds Group Move Business Critical Applications, including SAP, to a Managed Azure Environment

The Client

Global skills education organization providing qualification assessment, eLearning and technical training.

The Challenge

City & Guilds Group disparate IT environments within acquired companies do not allow for an integrated IT approach. The current inefficiencies from duplicated resources and over-provisioning form the basis of a cost model that doesn't fit with the business growth agenda.

The Solution

Ensono migrated five critical applications from City & Guilds Group on premise data centers to Microsoft Azure.  This migration required Ensono to manage around 150 virtual machines on Azure and provided SAP Netweaver management for SAP landscape.  

The Benefits

The 6 month program will deliver over $1.4M (£1M) in annual savings and provide a clear strategic direction for critical applications, which complements the full application estate transformation to cloud by 2020.

About the Author

Ensono collaborates with clients to deliver progressive IT solutions to help them operate their infrastructure for today and optimize it for tomorrow. We specialize in supporting mission-critical workloads for the world's most successful companies. Ensono works across all platforms – mainframe to cloud, and everything in between.