Truly dynamic growth and globalization of the VOX brand necessitates creation of a work environment such that it supports providing technical solutions for sales, warehousing, logistics, and production processes. High availability of IT systems and their flexibility in development are the hallmarks of cloud solutions, which VOX now uses.
OChK became the brand’s partner to carry out the project of moving its main SAP system and web applications to Google Cloud. Thanks to OChK experts and the companies participating in the project, it was possible to automate the production migration process as much as possible and (during an earlier trial migration) assess the resources needed, estimate the costs, optimize the environment, and take advantage of new services that facilitate and accelerate the operation and development of VOX applications.
Taking advantage of the services available on Google Cloud allowed to carry out the migration from a local data center to the cloud. During the migration, new services were launched that had not been previously used by VOX.
The launch of Cloud CDN and Load Balancer allowed to achieve faster access to web applications from various corners of the world and improved the performance of VOX web applications themselves
Hybrid Connectivity services ensure great access to resources on Google Cloud from all VOX locations around the world
The Compute Engine service helped to migrate and put into operation the current SAP production environment as well as historical SAP systems
In addition, other servers based on Microsoft and Linux systems were migrated too
As a result of carrying out the migration of VOX resources to Google Cloud, the following results were achieved:
increased speeds of launching new virtual machines as well as invoking new resources and services thanks to easy access to resources such as: RAM, CPU, storage
accelerated operation of web applications through the use of the Cloud CDN service
quicker access to web applications from various parts of the world through the use of the Load Balancer service (e.g. from a VOX location in Mexico to VOX resources in the cloud – compared to the previous data center, the response time was reduced from 128 ms to 32 ms)
launch of a multi-region backup, so that copies of systems and data are located at different Data Centers within the European Union
ability to quickly temporarily increase performance of the systems
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To complete the project, the public Google Cloud was used, within which the following services were activated:
Hybrid Connectivity / HA VPN , Interconnect
Backup Multi Region
Tools that were used to configure and manage the cloud:
Terraform / Terragrunt