Evaluate provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. They are data engineers who collect, calibrate and connect the financial and technical information that the pharmaceutical industry needs.
Evaluate was running the majority of its systems across multiple sites and utilising several technologies; including VMware, Hyper-V and bare-metal. However, the architecture was inflexible and lacked resiliency.
The company was looking to migrate its current workloads onto AWS to take advantage of the increased flexibility offered by the public cloud, and to also gain access to managed services that were of interest. Very tight deadlines were attached to the project due to impending data centre renewal dates.
The migration was based on two principal methodologies; re-host ‘lift and shift’ for most workloads, and modernisation, which consisted of database migrations to Amazon RDS and an Elasticsearch migration to Amazon OpenSearch. These were considered quick wins for Evaluate.
Before embarking on the discovery work, Rebura supplied Evaluate with a Statement of Work (SoW). This outlined the steps involved in delivering all aspects of the project’s design and discovery stages, and the input we required from Evaluate.
Rebura successfully migrated Evaluate’s entire server estate from multiple existing environments. By doing so, Rebura improved the resilience and stability of the company’s applications and workloads.
The main positive outcome from this migration is that the client’s workforce can now concentrate on their day-to-day jobs and drive the company forward, rather than keeping ageing servers operational. Thanks to the knowledge transfer sessions we hosted with the tech team at Evaluate, they are also more self-sufficient.
After a period of two months, we onboarded Evaluate onto our cost optimisation platform and its environment was also right-sized, saving the business 20% in costs.