After a divestiture from its parent company, Veritas Technologies needed to rapidly migrate its custom-built support services laboratory to a dedicated cloud environment while minimizing downtime.
IBM Business Partner Skytap Inc. and IBM Cloud Professional Services performed the migration within a tight delivery timeframe, moving all workloads to an IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions environment.
Offered faster migrationthan with other solutions proposed
Delivered in a tight timeframeto meet a challenging deadline and avoid costly financial penalties
Provided a seamless shiftto the new platform with near zero downtime forVeritas users
Business challenge story
A tight deadline for a cloud migration
Veritas needed to quickly migrate business-critical IT resources to a new hosting infrastructure, including its custom-built laboratory environment for support services.
Tasked with moving approximately 3 Peteabytes of data, 10,000 virtual machines and 1,200 templates in less than six months, Veritas also had to maintain its standards for support service during the shift, keeping downtime to a minimum. The company issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking a highly qualified cloud solution provider to perform a fast, seamless migration to a dedicated cloud environment.
A seamless shift on time
Reviewing proposals from leading providers, Veritas found that IBM Business Partner Skytap offered to deliver a highly rapid solution, proposing a migration with the IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions platform. Designed to help enterprises quickly and seamlessly move complex applications and workloads to IBM Cloud infrastructure, the Cloud for Skytap Solutions offering was an ideal fit for Veritas’ requirements. “Overall, we were offering a solution that would be faster than other options,” says Jon Schrader, Vice President (VP) of Customer Success for Skytap.
An IBM Cloud Professional Services team played a critical role in the engagement, building a detailed project plan to map out the migration effort, optimizing the network path between Veritas’s previous hosting infrastructure and the new IBM Cloud environment and developing automation for key validation tasks. Working together, Skytap and Cloud Professional Services performed the complete migration within Veritas’s tight delivery timeframe, moving the Veritas environment to dedicated IBM Cloud infrastructure hosted in Dallas, Texas.
Deployment in minutes and greater peace of mind
With the complex migration complete in 4 months, Veritas met its required relocation deadline, avoiding costly financial penalties. Plus, Skytap and IBM executed the move seamlessly, with near zero downtime for Veritas users.
Running on IBM Cloud infrastructure, the Cloud for Skytap Solutions offering provides Veritas with access to powerful, easy-to-deploy resources, helping accelerate support service delivery.
Finally, the Cloud for Skytap Solutions environment, which includes a comprehensive managed services layer delivered by Skytap, alleviates Veritas’s IT management burden and offers peace of mind.
Veritas Technologies, is a global leader in data protection and availability. Over 50,000 enterprises—including 87 percent of the Global Fortune 500—rely on us to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform automates the protection and orchestrates the recovery of data everywhere it lives, ensures 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, and provides enterprises with the insights they need to comply with evolving data regulations. With a reputation for reliability at scale and a deployment model to fit any need, Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform supports more than 800 different data sources, over 100 different operating systems, more than 1,400 storage targets, and more than 60 different cloud platforms. Learn more at www.veritas.com.