EFS Facilities Services Chose LogicEra to Migrate their Oracle and it’s sub systems to Azure, from SPARC Platform

About EFS

EFS Facilities Services is a regional leader in delivering integrated facilities management services across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. For more than 20 years, EFS is well-acknowledged by all for providing quality services to some of the biggest regional names including leading multinationals in the region. Since 2009, the company has expanded its diversified clientele through its comprehensive services offering across the region.

From the beginning, EFS has set new benchmarks in facilities management through quality service delivery and innovation. The sustained track record of near 100 percent client retention and accolades for high customer satisfaction have been the cornerstone of EFS’ legacy.

Their FM portfolio comprises of prominent and prestigious clients ranging from large government entities to many Fortune 500 companies. They offer total facilities management solutions consisting of over 75 Services through dedicated business verticals such as Oil & Gas, Banking, Industrial, Public Sector, Integrated Workplaces, Education, Retail and Mixed-Use Developments.

Industry

Facilities services

Employees

1750

Location

EFS global footprint spans over 21 key countries across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey.

How we helped?

  • Windows server migration to Azure (rehosting, modernization )
  • Oracle on Azure
  • Sql server migration to Azure (rehosting, modernization )
  • DevOps on Azure

Customer Challenge

DataCenter modernization (Microsoft Azure) -EFS Facilities decided to migrate their complete Datacenter from Private Datacenter to Public for the better business continuity and value for the business.

  • Datacenter Migration from Private to Public Cloud
  • Client Expectation was to improve availability of business critical applications within Reasonable TCO.
  • Major part of their work load was, Oracle’s JD Edwards which was hosted on SPARC platform and it’s a major challenge was to either migrate or setup Fresh with Customer’s Data and Application on Oracle Linux on Azure due to major incompatibilities across the platforms.
  • Massive setup of about 800 users, numerous technical challenges from resources on hand to incompatibilities.
  • Microsoft Azure being superior solution, LogicEra managed to convince customer for Microsoft Azure despite of Oracle being very competitive in offering FREE migration to Oracle Cloud.
  • LogicEra Architectures and their knowledge about licensing across Windows & Oracle Platform helped to secure the deal and provide trust and comfortable which customer was seeking to confirm their choice to go Microsoft Azure.

Our Solution

Objectives of the project combined from Customer and LogicEra being Microsoft Azure brand ambassador:

  • Enhanced Performance of Business Applications, better availability with lower TCO.
  • Optimized setup for business to take advantage of powerful computing of Azure, Storage, Applications,

Network & Infrastructure.

  • Project of it’s own kind, Migrating massive legacy of 15 years from SPARC platform to Oracle Linux on

Azure with better TCO, performance and elasticity.

  • Lower TCO, Compute power enhancement, modernized & better control.
  • Despite of the technical challenges of even taking Data out of their Data Center,LogicEra expertise
    delivered well before time .

Results

Massive legacy and very short time until we had to exit from their Current Datacenter by migrating their 20+ years legacy to Microsoft Azure Tenant. From Infrastructure to Oracle Systems & Storage everything should work as is today
with better performance and lower TCO.

  • Infrastructure Migration.
  • Platform & Applications on Azure VMs
  • Oracle’ s JD Edwards Fresh setup on Azure by migrating from SPARC to Oracle Linux which includes , Oracle DB, DV Setup & Production along with their all the sub systems. whatever working today should be working on Azure too.
  • WAN Infrastructure
  • Storage and File Servers Modernization

Success Measures

Cost, Performance, delivered within the time frame were the major success measures.

  • Lower TCO
  • Delivered within time
  • Better performance and availability of business critical applications like Oracle’s JD Edwards