Cloud Datacenter Azure Migration - MobiLab

The customer wanted to go for a complete datacenter migration with a metric driven approach. A clear business case had to be calculated for the move to the Cloud and the benefits of migrating over a period of 3-4 years.






Azure Cloud, Terraform, Ansible, VMWare, Power BI

➞  Cloud Assessment

Assessing the on-premise footprint with optimization potentials for moving to the cloud.

➞  Cloud Governance Framework

Defining guardrails for the best usage of the cloud without sacrificing security and consistency.

➞  Target Cloud Architecture

Definition and implementation of the overall Target Cloud Architecture for moving workloads in the cloud.

➞  Cloud Migration

Conduction of interviews, preparation and migration of workloads to the cloud and hypercare phase of workloads.

⸻ Customer Challenge

Why Cloud Assessment?

Before doing any workload migration to the Cloud it is mandatory to understand the complete on-premise footprint and calculate potential savings in of Cloud. The outcome of the assessment was a clearly defined business case enriched with data from multiple sources resulting into a Cloud Migration Strategy.

Why a Cloud Governance Framework?

The advantages of cloud services are plenty, the ability to deploy globally, high-availability and scalability options, and a plethora of managed services that reduce administrative overhead. Adopting the cloud posed different challenges to the customer though – threats to security, regulatory requirements, consistency issues, and cost managing concerns – that although present in the traditional on-premise environment, are amplified on the cloud due to its decentralized nature and that must be addressed through a robust governance model.

We supported the customer in defining the cloud governance which supported the design and implementation of the Target Cloud Architecture as well as the Cloud Operating Model.

⸻ Solution

How Did MobiLab Support QIAGEN?

MobiLab was asked provide an end-to-end consultancy and implementation for the datacenter migration to the Azure Cloud. MobiLab put together a team of cloud migration specialists split in multiple workstreams (infrastructure & application assessment, cloud governance framework, target cloud architecture, landing zone, migration planning/execution, hypercare).

MobiLab supported the customer in understanding the different workloads in their worldwide sites, conducted interviews with the workload owners and successfully migrated those workloads to the Azure Cloud during a Minimum Viable Project phase. Within 4 months and a team of 7 people MobiLab delivered successfully (in time and in budget) the project.