Our client is a prominent financial company in the region, with over 20 years of experience in the payment market. This technology-driven company has been providing banking processing services, launching card products, and offering solutions for payment acceptance and mobile banking.
The client’s payment system comprises a processing center, payment organization, settlement and clearing center, settlement bank, participating banks in the payment system, as well as card users, retailers, and technology partners.
Please note that the name of the company is not disclosed due to the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in place.
The client approached Gart with a request to migrate their Visa Mastercard processing application from On-Premise to the AWS cloud. The decision to move to AWS was made to retain the possibility of a lift and shift migration. However, migrating the application “as is” from On-Premise to the cloud presented its own complexities due to differences in infrastructure limitations and conditions.
Gart devised a detailed step-by-step migration plan from On-Premise to AWS for the client, which included the following steps:
- Lift & Shift.
- Optimization & Adoption.
During the assessment phase, Gart conducted an inventory of the client’s existing systems to develop a conceptual architecture for their migration to the cloud. A comprehensive business case was developed to outline how the infrastructure would look after migration, the associated costs, and the scenarios where transitioning directly from virtual machines to AWS services would be beneficial.
A crucial aspect was the evaluation of the client’s IT infrastructure and business processes’ readiness for cloud migration. To address this, AWS’s Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) was utilized. This program involved auditing the infrastructure, developing migration plans and strategies for services, cloud testing, and providing support throughout the process.
Additionally, the client benefitted from significant cost savings through the AWS MAP program, which offered discounts on resource usage for up to three years, potentially reaching up to 70% in savings.
Client Benefits of AWS MAP Program:
- Worry-free migration costs.
- Expedited migration timeline.
- Thorough migration cost calculation.
The assessment phase spanned over three weeks, providing the client with comprehensive information on migration possibilities and potential cost savings in the cloud.
Deliverables of the Assessment Period: Migration plan (roadmap & cost estimation)
Lift & Shift:
Considering the client’s requirement for migrating the application “as is,” the lift & shift strategy was chosen. This approach involves moving an application and its associated data to the cloud platform without redesigning the app.