Syvantis Technologies Inc. was founded in 2000 as a managed services technology provider dedicated to helping small companies manage their complex system of servers and business programs.
Syvantis’ IT environment is supported by Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed and Microsoft partner hosted datacenters.
Syvantis recently sought to upgrade its existing Azure environment by adopting the latest Microsoft-endorsed best practices. The company enlisted Microsoft and The Henson Group, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with extensive experience in Azure and a long history serving the IT needs of professional services organizations.
The Henson Group commenced the Syvantis’ engagement by launching a comprehensive assessment of the current Azure infrastructure. Based on its experience supporting numerous professional services organizations, Henson Group Azure architects reviewed the environment and produced a detailed report with suggestive actions for optimization. For this process, Henson Group also leveraged the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment tool, to scan both non-virtualized and virtualized assets and provide a report on Active Directory, SQL, and other components of the architecture with plan for improvements and scale.
Next, based on its analysis produced through the assessment process, Henson Group provided best practices for optimizing SQL Server performance in Syvantis’ Azure environment. With Syvantis running SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines, Henson Group recommended database tuning options to enhance the performance of a relational database in Syvantis’ cloud environment, relative to many factors such as the size of virtual machines, and the configuration of data disks.
Henson Group then provided a detailed “Backup / Recovery Plan (within GEO) Assessment and Proposal.” This assessment and proposal process produced a plan designed to ensure the continuation of Syvantis’ vital business processes in the event that a disaster occurs. This included the development, maintenance and ongoing testing of a Disaster Recovery Plan, as well as addressing employee education and management procedures to insure provable recovery capability.
Lastly, Henson Group managed the migration of a sample set of three Virtual Machines (VMs), migrated from the current Azure subscription to a new subscription. Henson Group thoroughly documented the migration process, while providing knowledge transfer, to enable Syvantis’ support IT personnel to replicate the process for future migrations.
RESULTS & BENEFITS
The Henson Group provided a comprehensive scope of assessment and best practices knowledge transfer, as well as the sample VM migrations, achieving the objectives of this engagement for Syvantis to optimize and maintaining its Azure environment.
Syvantis is experiencing much better infrastructure performance with the Azure cloud solution. The client does not have to support or maintain hardware anymore as the modern hardware is maintained by Microsoft and kept up to date. The solution allows the VMs to grow as the business grows.
• Microsoft Azure
• Microsoft Azure Readiness Assessment and Planning Toolkit
• SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines
To request a free consultation to learn how your organization can realize similar benefits and gains with Microsoft Azure deployment services provided by preferred Microsoft Gold Partner The Henson Group, please email Info@HensonGroup.com or call +1.800.980.1130.