An oil industry supplier relied on an on-premises Microsoft Exchange server for its communication needs. However, the company recognized the limitations of this setup in terms of flexibility, scalability, and security. To meet the evolving demands of the industry, they sought to leverage cloud technology to enhance communication capabilities, ensure business continuity, and adhere to strict security and regulatory requirements.
From On-Prem to the Cloud
The supplier partnered with Velosio, a trusted cloud solutions provider, to facilitate the migration of its onpremises Microsoft Exchange server to the Azure cloud. Velosio’s expertise in cloud computing, particularly in Microsoft 365, played a pivotal role in seamlessly transitioning the communication infrastructure. Velosio’s migration strategy encompassed a comprehensive plan to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruptions to day-to-day operations. The Microsoft Exchange server was migrated to Microsoft 365, leveraging the robust infrastructure and scalability offered by the platform. Additionally, Velosio implemented email retention policies to enhance security and compliance with regulatory standards.
- Increased Cost Control: By migrating to Microsoft 365 in the Azure cloud, greater cost control was achieved. The cloud-based subscription model allowed the communication infrastructure to scale based on its specific needs, eliminating the need for upfront hardware investments and reducing ongoing maintenance costs. This shift to an OpEx model ensures predictable and manageable expenses, enabling better financial planning.
- Flexibility and Scalability: Moving from an on-premises Microsoft Exchange server to Microsoft 365 in the Azure cloud provided enhanced flexibility and scalability. The cloud infrastructure allowed the company to adjust its communication resources based on fluctuating demand, ensuring optimal performance during peak periods. This newfound agility enables adaptability to changing business requirements and the ability to scale operations accordingly.
- Additional Security and Regulatory Control: The migration to Microsoft 365 in the Azure cloud provided enhanced security and regulatory control. By leveraging Microsoft’s robust security measures, such as encryption, threat intelligence, and multi-factor authentication, they significantly strengthened defenses against potential cyber threats. The implementation of email retention policies ensures compliance with industry regulations and facilitates efficient data management.
- Business Continuity: With on-premises infrastructure the risk of potential disruptions due to hardware failures, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events is high. The Azure cloud offers redundancy and automatic data backups, ensuring that critical communication services remain accessible even in the event of an unforeseen incident. By leveraging the power of the cloud, the oil industry supplier is well-positioned to optimize its communication capabilities and maintain its commitment to serving its customers and partners for years to come.