Dairy Australia wanted to ensure they were set up for a sustainable future and to continue to serve the dairy farmers of Australia. To achieve this, they decided to modernise the datacentre and take the organisation into the future with a secure, scalable and resilient IT environment. The incumbent solution was not performing and evolving in line with Dairy Australia’s needs so Dairy went to market to look at options.
A number of technology providers across the region put forward a tender response to serve Dairy Australia’s evolving needs, but Thomas Duryea Logicalis (TDL) were the only Systems Integrator (SI) who were visionary enough to propose a migration from the traditional data centre to public Cloud (Azure).
Prior to the datacentre migration, TDL had formed a strong partnership with Dairy Australia, and had previously deployed a number of successful projects to modernise and transform the organisation. These solutions included: Office 365, Exchange Online, Configuration Manager, Intune and Windows 10 to name a few.
All tender responses were carefully considered, but it was TDL’s unique Azure proposition and robust relationship with Dairy, that meant TDL were awarded as partner of choice to deliver the Cloud platform.
In order to deploy the Azure datacentre migration project, TDL referenced their tried and trusted Production Ready Cloud Platform (PRCP). The PRCP framework is a repeatable methodology and process and allows TDL to deliver Azure services into any industry vertical. The PRCP helps to understand customer needs (networking, security, design architecture and ongoing management). From here, TDL work closely with the customer through design workshops, detailed design framework and finally into implementation and handover. Dairy Australia no longer have any on-premise workloads. The majority of virtual machines are in Azure, with a small portion hosted by TDL in their private cloud. All email has now been moved to the Office 365 Cloud.
Dairy Australia’s Azure migration project has allowed the organisation to be agile, fast and shift their IT environment to a futuristic way of operating. While it is still too early to calculate specific return on investment (ROI), cost savings and productivity, the organisation can safely say that it reaped the benefits of the deployment in other means: