Noventiq completed the project for migration of Onninen's server infrastructure to Noventiq's cloud platform. Migrating Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft SQL Server to the cloud allowed the customer to consolidate their resources and cut down system maintenance expenses.
Onninen is an industrial equipment supplier working with production and construction companies. It employs more than 3.000 people in eight countries.
Onninen found itself needing its IT systems restructured because of organizational changes to its Russian business division. It was important to enable continuous operation of their services and business processes. The management ordered migration of a part of corporate IT resources to the cloud. Noventiq's public cloud service was chosen as the platform, as the Company's specialists offered the solution compliant with the Customer's key requirements with a flexible licensing plan, high availability of cloud services and technical support.
At the initial stage of the project, information was collected to assess the specifics of performing migration. Further, immediate migration of the infrastructure was performed and operation of the services in Noventiq's public cloud was ensured. Onninen's employees were inconvenienced by the migration as little as possible although their user accounts were not migrated to the cloud but created there anew.
Noventiq specialists migrated the whole server infrastructure: Active Directory catalog services, domain names services, file services, and SQL Server. The customer's local infrastructure retained only the objects that could not be migrated to the cloud such as workplaces and scanners. One of the services created in the cloud operates as the terminal one and ensures functioning of the customer's business applications.
"St. Petersburg and Krasnodar divisions merged their resources in the cloud as a result. It allowed cutting costs on maintenance, software updates, software support and HR," Ivan Lukovnikov, Regional Sales Manager, Noventiq's Solutions Department.
"Migrating the bulk of IT services into the cloud allowed preserving good working order of the infrastructure during the reorganization, ensuring interactions of the company's business units and functioning of the ERP system, and cutting its maintenance costs".
"With IoT, the devices expose the local network, then security counts so that the user is not afraid to connect the machines. Our migration to Windows 10 added value when it came to more efficient graphics and too when talking about security. Furthermore, the 10-year warranty of the system given by Microsoft is the certainty of market longevity".
“ServiceNow platform development marks yet another step to formulating a service-based approach to address business objectives at our facilities and towards an efficient management of key processes at the company-wide scale”.
“The software assets inventory performed by Noventiq specialists has enabled us to determine the number of software licenses actually used, to assess the current license compliance and to get recommendations on optimization of our corporate IT infrastructure. In the future, every business unit will be able to purchase software solutions that meet its unique needs under MPSA. Information on all software purchases in the company will be available from the system administrator’s personal area”.
"Upon completion of the project, our experts were able to administer IT services independently from their Vietnamese colleagues. Noventiq specialists ensured the smooth interaction of all components, which allowed us to optimize the costs of maintaining the IT infrastructure performance, simplify administering processes and ensure prompt access to the necessary data".
“As a result of effective interaction with our IT-specialists short terms of equipment supply was guaranteed, which enabled to equip the hotel before its opening and provide the personnel, guests of the hotel, restaurant and bar, as well as partners, holding meetings at our conference-platforms, with modern equipment from reliable manufacturers”.
"We have received an IT infrastructure management tool that allows not only to control the state of IT services, but, in addition quickly makes necessary changes. It is very important for us to provide remote consulting on technical support requests within the shortest terms. Local mobile device management is another important product benefit: it simplifies maintenance using the tools built into device operating systems".
"Two factors contributed to the success of the project. First, deep involvement of business customers of this solution - the employees of the financial department. Second, a true expertise of colleagues from Noventiq in budgeting, which helped them communicate with the customer in the same language. Due to using the MCaaS model, the employees of the IT department can focus on specific business tasks without wasting time on administering the basic IT infrastructure".
Thanks to the help of Noventiq specialists, we were able to create the cloud infrastructure and to provide users with access to digital content as quickly as possible . Simplified payment management and the ability to store virtually unlimited files allow to use the available IT resources as efficiently as possible. We plan to scale the solution depending on the type and amount of shares in Russia and abroad, and also to attract key rightholders to increase the efficiency of distribution and create new models of mutually beneficial cooperation.