At a glance

Eviden partnered with Google and leading clothing brand, Damart, to move servers to Google Cloud VMware Engine and Bare Metal for an optimized, secure and scalable solution.

Outcomes

  • 180 servers moved to the cloud, including 15 databases and 20 apps
  • A 3-year Google Cloud agreement
  • Virtual machines and several databases delivered on time

Today’s technical debt: Tomorrow’s trappings

Damart was faced with a technical debt that needed a permanent and scalable solution. Delayed functionality upgrades had resulted was a less-than-optimal IT performance, and this was affecting their business.

They realized the need for a migration that would encompass Oracle and its operating system to handle technical constraints, such as an Oracle Linux, Virtualization Manager, VMware and outdated network.

Furnishing a solution

The client was looking for a complete solution with an implementation partner to manage the migration project. Eviden collaborated with Google to propose a move to the Google Cloud VMware Engine. This would be the first step before apps modernization, and the entire presales phase lasted for 18 months. Technical workshops helped deconstruct the existing IT infrastructure and design a comprehensive, secure, and scalable solution.

In line with Eviden’s workshop findings and detailed analysis, Damart was confident to migrate to Google Cloud VMware Engine and Bare Metal with an Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager layer.

Security. Scalability. Sustainability.

Eviden’s proof of concept (PoC) was instrumental in securing and flagging off the migration phase, with a migration of virtual machines and several databases. This project met with a resounding success:

  • 180 servers moved to the cloud, including 15 databases and 20 apps
  • A 3-year Google Cloud agreement
  • Virtual machines and several databases delivered on time

Why Eviden

Eviden combines its digital, cloud, and big data and security business lines. It is a global leader in data-driven, trusted, and sustainable digital transformation. A next-generation digital business, Eviden stems from worldwide leading positions in digital, cloud, data, advanced computing, and security.

The client

Damart is a French company that specializes in clothing. Established in 1953, the brand became a household name in France and the United Kingdom. Although it specializes in a material called Thermolactyl, known for insulation, the label has expanded to include fashion items for the senior’s market.