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Coffee and beverage major fast-tracks cloud adoption with Zero DC approach

A leading coffee and beverage enterprise with global operations was aiming to quickly and efficiently overcome its cloud migration hurdles.
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The Challenge

The cloud migration process presents business and technical challenges


The client needed to overcome significant barriers while exiting their data center (DC) and achieving the subsequent cloud migration and transformation objectives. Their US businesses were facing challenges in meeting customer demands to be innovative and competitive while embracing agile ways of working. At the same time, they wanted to reduce the operational and hosting costs. Therefore, they decided to embrace public cloud infrastructure and move their workloads to the cloud.

The Objective

Determining goals to ensure successful and rapid cloud migration

The client aimed to establish processes to bypass the existing challenges and meet their goals efficiently. Key objectives included:

  • Selecting a cloud platform that meets all specific workload-related needs
  • Building a GCP Landing Zone and Migration Factory to streamline and accelerate the end-to-end migration process
  • Implementing robust security measures to secure internet traffic for both production and non-production scenarios
  • Creating an isolated environment that supports seamless SAP-based migrations

The Solution

Expert strategy for optimal implementation

Through our unique Zero DC approach, HCLTech helped the client set up specific systems for significant progress. Here are several solutions we provided:

  • A hub-and-spoke network with secure internet traffic filtering via a perimeter firewall
  • A dark fiber connection to achieve latency of <2ms for the SAP landscape
  • An infrastructure-as-code (IaC) methodology using HCLTech OneClick to migrate 1,400+ servers
  • A private cloud specifically for non-supported workloads

The Impact

Achieving speed and saving costs with a seamless migration

The client reaped several benefits, with the Zero DC approach enabling cloud migration in record time. Here are some of the notable benefits delivered by HCLTech:

  • Reduction in the operating costs of the client’s IT architecture by 30%
  • Completion of 1,400 server migrations in 14 weeks, with less than one defect per migration for SAP and non-SAP workloads covering 168 business applications