Kosta Azul is committed to continually improve the performance of their processes in order to deliver to customers men’s clothing, footwear and belts of excellent quality, according to market trends, with trained and qualified human talent, based on honesty, loyalty and respect; complying with the applicable requirements, in order to generate profitability and stability.
Problems and challenges
The customer was having a lot of performance and scalability issues with its local data center hosting provider, besides long-term contracts, and excessive time to provision additional compute capacity for existing workloads, new business ideas and consumer’s demand through the e-commerce website.
The customer was urged to break this limitation with a partner that helped them to adopt the AWS platform by migrating its production and non-production workloads where Oracle Database were the core data repository for their business applications like ERP, CRM and POS.
Based on experience with the local provider, the customer was clear to eliminate the following limitations, stoppers and bottlenecks:
- Long term contracts
- Inability to scale capacity vertically and horizontally
The project objective was to migrate their applications and the Oracle Databases where 2 of them were migrated to Amazon RDS for Oracle and one of the had to be migrated to Oracle Database in EC2.
The database that could not be migrated to RDS was because one of the customer’s application had dependencies with Oracle database system procedures and tables that require advanced privileges. The following phases were executed in a control manner to assure deliverables quality:
Phase I – Migration Preparation & Business Planning
Phase II – Portfolio Discovery & Planning
Phase III – Application Design
Phase IV – Migration & Validation
Phase V – Operate
Phase VI – Disaster Recovery (Cross-Region)
- Eliminating awkward processes to scale and provision additional capacity
- IT team activities dedicated to learning from the business instead of managing servers and databases
- CapEx reduction due to avoiding infrastructure purchases
- OpEx reduction by using Oracle Database in AWS RDS, eliminating the high demand IT had in previous release maintaining the database running with optimum performance profile
- Agility and flexibility