UK University Migrates to Azure

ANS were awarded the contract as the sole Hybrid Cloud Managed Service Provider for a University based in the North-West of England. With over 13,000 students to support across multiple locations, they needed a solution to reduce their Data Centre footprint, provide a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution in the Cloud and access to enterprise tooling in order to allow for the optimisation of cloud resources and ensure efficient cost control and oversight.

The University also required a partner to project manage and migrate/transition services to Azure and new on-premise infrastructure from their existing VMware environment. This included the assessment of 99 VM’s (both Linux and Windows operating systems) as well as databases, including Microsoft SQL Server. ANS are proceeding with the migration following our standard migration process, all with minimal downtime and end-user impact.

This migration enables the university to meet their key business outcomes underpinned by the latest cloud technologies.

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