At A Glance
Unitas Global (formerly Solinea) architected a hybrid cloud platform, including a private OpenStack cloud, to enable business agility and enhance developer productivity.
Faced with a mandate to improve business agility, resource utilization, cost transparency of IT operations, and the introduction of value-added customer offerings, the customer found that its legacy IT infrastructure and decades-old processes were not up to the task. What’s more, it realized that its existing IT staff did not have the required skills to effectively manage the adoption of new technologies and processes. Feeling pressure from both more nimble competitors and more demanding customers to improve the agility of its IT organization while at the same time remaining competitive, the customer realized that it needed to make significant changes.
With help from Unitas Global, the customer developed a comprehensive roadmap for its IT department that touched on all pieces of the business agility and developer productivity puzzle. Implementation of a new hybrid cloud architecture based on a private Open Stack cloud and in-country public cloud providers enabled the company to rapidly deploy the new architecture as well as quickly onboard developers.
A new governance model includes new processes to ensure the customer uses its IT resources effectively and efficiently in order to meet its business goals. To further improve the agility of IT, the customer implemented a DevOps and automation strategy to create an end-to-end toolchain and set of processes, as well as an application migration strategy to support existing and new services.