Challenge: Drive retail outlet operations and the supply chain by moving workloads from an existing data center to Amazon Web Services (AWS), while timing the transition with the expiration of a number of existing contracts.
Solution: Custom solution encompassed a range of AWS capabilities, including infrastructure setup, database migration, testing and cutover, as well as disaster recovery with backup server capabilities.
As the global sporting goods retailer with multiple brands continued to expand worldwide, it needed to move its work-loads from an existing data center to the cloud to support growth. As a first step in migration, the company wished to implement two applications that would drive retail outlet operations and the supply chain. Since the company’s entire global network relied on these applications, it needed to go live with minimum downtime and while preserving disaster recovery capabilities. It was also looking to time this transition to correspond with the expiration of a number of existing infrastructure contracts.
The sporting goods retailer was looking for an AWS partner that was capable of handling critical enterprise workloads and possessed deep database expertise. The REAN Cloud team, now part of Hitachi Vantara, has several AWS accreditations in these areas. The team was able to demonstrate a number of successfully executed migration projects that aligned with the retailer’s needs and ensured that the solution would be secure, cost effective and reliable (see Figure 1).
Solution team architects assessed the sporting goods retailer’s existing framework and provided a custom solution that leveraged a range of AWS capabilities, including infrastructure setup, database migration, testing and cutover.
The retailer’s AWS environment has web components (including retail and supply servers) and database components [employing the AWS Database Migration Service (DMS)]. High availability for relational database servers (RDS) was implemented using the AWS RDS’ native multiple availability zone or multi-AZ capability. Finally, disaster recovery for the database was implemented by configuring the read replicas in one region and providing a solution to create backup servers in another region.
The solution team made strong use of various AWS offerings, including:
To leverage the benefits of the cloud for the sporting goods retailers, the solution team restructured the company’s IT environment and migrated to AWS, as shown in Figure 2.
The solution delivered by REAN Cloud (now part of Hitachi Vantara) provided the following benefits: