One of the Largest Electrical and Lighting Contractors in the U.S. Builds Azure Foundation for Differentiating Services

ePlus provides end-to-end training, design, and implementation for future workloads

Business Challenges

  • The customer was adopting a “cloud-first” strategyand looking to move away from its current colocation strategy to Microsoft Azure for data center workloads.
  • The organization sought flexibility and the ability to leverage services only available in public cloud.
  • Executive management very concerned with the cost of public cloud.

Why ePlus?

  • Existing trusted advisor in the traditional data center space, including the customer’s VMware environment, storage, and Cisco networking
  • Expert consulting and implementation experience with Microsoft Azure
  • Demonstrated cost modeling and optimization expertise in public cloud

Solution

ePlus Cloud Services – Azure Training, Design, and Foundational Implementation

  • Conducted onsite Azure training sessions with the customer’s development and operations teams to spearhead the journey to Azure, customized to help bridge the gap between currently siloed teams
  • Designed and implemented IaaS and PaaS hub and spoke Azure environment for foundational workloads

Business Outcomes

  • Established Azure as the future place for new workloads, including Development Sandboxes, Identity Services, and Learning Management System (LMS)—enabling the customer to deliver internal training globally for both a lower cost and with a better user experience
  • Internal staff felt empowered by ePlus-led Azure training, fueling experimentation and learning while delivering the ability to deploy faster in public cloud
  • Provided the internal IT teams with cost management and optimization best practices for effective future cloud deployments

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