This large London borough partners with a neighboring borough to deliver local, corporate, IT, and other services to 268,553 residents. In an effort to modernize, the borough sought to develop a cloud landing zone that links to their internal networks and conforms to their governance policies.
Cloudreach developed an Azure Reference Architecture, established a Cloud Governance Policy and built an Azure Landing Zone to deliver security, scalability and seamless integration with the borough’s on-premise systems.
Throughout the Azure migration, we conducted interviews and workshops with stakeholders from all business units, enabling them to upskill in new areas and contribute to design decisions.
Cloudreach continues to provide ongoing managed services to ensure the borough can deliver 100% uptime, implement cost optimization activities and deploy new departmental applications with high quality at speed.
Cloudreach successfully migrated six shared services and four applications from TMNL’s Data Center in The Hague to AWS within the prescribed timeline. All applications and shared services were onboarded to Cloudreach’s 24×7 Reliability Services.
Through our Cost Reliability service, we provide custom reports and insights on TMNL’s AWS spend, enabling the company to continually identify cost optimization opportunities.
Requests from departments to deploy new applications were backlogged due to an inability to provide infrastructure at speed and at a quality level that supported the operational requirements of the new system. We had to do this in a responsible way by paying attention to the National Cyber Security Centre’s 14 Cloud Principles, and by using industry experts who understood best practice.”
Head of Enterprise IT Governance for the Bi-Borough Council
The London Borough is now in a position to drive forward with the delivery of online citizen services and adopt a 24 x 7 service model.
The Library app was the first to be migrated and now has a robust management structure, role-based access control and security policies.
As more services are fully migrated to the cloud, the borough will benefit from the cost advantages of a pay-per-use infrastructure and agility provided by the cloud.