Optiva, a Canada-based company that develops software for communications service providers, already had plans to migrate to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to become more agile and reduce costs. But as it grew and acquired other companies, Optiva found itself in possession of many outdated assets located in data centers all over the world—complicating its goal of quickly and easily moving all of its assets to the cloud. Facing a complex and daunting task, Optiva asked Google for help. Google referred Optiva to several different partners—and after weighing its options, Optiva chose Pythian. Because Pythian had a deep relationship with Google as well as an automation-based approach with multiple accountability checkpoints, Optiva was confident the job would be done effectively and on time.
"Pythian had the best price and the best approach, with a world-class team of really outstanding resources, which they made available to us on an elastic basis, so we didn’t have to pay for the whole team the whole time. We also valued their deep relationship with Google—that stamp of approval was meaningful for us."