Migrating thousands of globally distributed machines to Google Cloud—with zero downtime
Optiva, a Canada-based company that develops software for communications service providers, already had plans to migrate to Google Cloud to become more agile and reduce costs. However, as it grew and acquired other companies, Optiva found itself in possession of many outdated assets located in data centers all over the world—complicating its goal of quickly and easily moving all of its assets to the cloud.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 Pythian, one of its top partners, to get the job done.
What we did
- Determined an optimal cloud migration pattern for the company and used live migration technology to eliminate downtime
- Applied cloud-native best practices to tune and enhance the company’s servers and operating systems to ensure optimal performance in the Google Cloud environment
- Google Cloud Platform
- Google Compute Engine