One of the world’s largest fashion houses is undergoing a large-scale, multi-year, cloud road- mapping exercise. Over the last couple of years, this clothing retailer has acquired several well-known brands, and anticipates more acquisitions soon. Acquiring new companies meant the retailer needed to inventory and consolidate multiple IT environments before they could begin their right-sizing and cloud-planning initiatives. As part of that planning process, this fashion giant also needed to identify the right cloud solution provider to meet their computing and consolidated budgetary demands.
As the company expanded, they experienced many of the most common challenges that arise when trying to manage close to 40 locations globally, including the need to understand everything running in their IT environments, how they’re being used, when and by whom, and if they are operating as efficiently as possible. The retailer needed a solution capable of delivering reliable insights on their global IT environment via a single pane of glass while simultaneously providing the intelligence needed to right-size and consolidate before moving to the cloud.
The solution they were looking for needed to be both cloud-agnostic and able to validate their decision-making in real-time. To be as efficient as possible, the retailer needed real cost comparisons and sizing options from multiple cloud providers.
The only way the retailer’s technical organization could accelerate their cloud migration efforts to meet their aggressive timelines was to present their leadership with clear, fact-based, and unbiased recommendations based on multiple dimensions and data points, including cost, while avoiding excessive consulting fees.
“We needed to have a platform that could help us right-size our environment as well as proactively prepare for new acquisitions in the future. Movere was able to help us quantify our cloud roadmap and give us insights into our strategic planning.” – Retailer’s Technology Manager
Movere checks all the boxes.
Movere gives organizations the fastest and most accurate way to
- Discover everything in their global IT environment
- Plan for cloud readiness and migrations
- Optimize on-premises and in the cloud
- Modernize environments
- Identify cybersecurity risks
Because of Movere’s unique capabilities, the fashion giant had a comprehensive overview of their global IT environment across all brands and locations within hours of deployment, including insights into:
- How 1,500+ Windows and Linux servers were being used, by whom and when, including which applications and databases were running where, and the reasons behind spikes in activity
- Which systems were prime for immediate cloud migration
- Which on-premises environments could be modernized, optimized, or retired.
Movere was able to provide actionable information by leveraging Actual Resource Consumption (ARC) data identified during the discovery process. ARC captures trends in consumption across all devices in the environment, including when spikes in usage occur, and most importantly, what is causing those spikes. Once captured, Movere layered the ARC data with multi-dimensional cloud platform provider data from the largest cloud service providers, in order to
- Back into the various Cloud providers’ sizing options for each of their major service areas
- Estimate CPU draw-down in the Cloud
- Recommend the best regions for shifting various elements of their environment to the cloud to reduce latency issues and ensure optimized performance
- Present a true cost comparison between the major cloud service providers
The customer was able to deliver a fact-based, complete and accurate ROI report to their executive team that clearly identified AWS IaaS as the best technical solution for their cloud platform needs. Not only did Movere demonstrate AWS would save the customer 15% when compared to its nearest competitor, AWS services, sizing options, and regional availability played a major role in the customer’s decision.
Movere addressed of all the customers challenges, from identifying everything in their IT environments across 40 locations and acquired business units, to providing insights into how their infrastructure was being used, by whom, where, and when within hours of deployment. With this comprehensive data, Movere provided the retailer with real-time and accurate cloud solution provider cost comparisons which pointed to AWS as the clear choice to meet the customer’s needs. By accelerating the collection, analysis and presentation of accurate data about the customer’s global IT environments and cloud solution provider options, Movere helped the retailer solve their challenge of right-sizing their global platform to ensure they could optimize their environment and plan for their cloud migration with confidence.