At Interfuze, we believe in the combination of strategic problem solving, Agile, DevOps and the Cloud to empower businesses with simplicity and better ways of doing things.
So, when Arc Infrastructure engaged us on a project that needed a strong digital solution, we went all in!
Arc needed to migrate to a newer version of SQL Server in order to:
Migration to a new SQL Server and Application server instances are normally relatively straight forward but in this scenario, Arc’s 120 legacy applications - that were setup with configuration hard coded into them - posed a problem.
To facilitate the migration to the new SQL server, it was necessary to reconfigure each of the applications. This became not such a straightforward server migration as the original authors of the applications had moved on and so had their knowledge of them.
As these legacy applications were important - some of them are used to transfer data internally between systems and to external companies and for internal business notifications, alerts, reporting and analysis - it was not possible to migrate to the new server without them.
Arc Infrastructure already identified that any work on the existing apps would carry with it a lot more hidden work due to the original authors no longer being there, resulting in:
These restricted and sometimes completely prevented updating applications to support changes in for business processes and growth.
The Interfuze Custom Solutions team proposed cleaning the 120 applications to make them configurable and support testing, enabling both a safe migration this time around and a simpler approach in the future.
We focused on deploying the applications end-to-end, and, with incremental changes to reduce risk and impact on the business.
To achieve this, we used powerful tools to implement our solution, including:
At Interfuze, we have a goal of making people’s work lives easier, which we believe contributes to their happiness. Our “taming” of Arc’s 100+ apps provided happiness all around for:
Arc’s IT/Development teams by:
Other Arc teams by:
The overall Arc business by:
A full case study of how we tamed a 100+ App Legacy with Azure DevOps and Jira is available for viewing.
For ideas and support on how we can use our interfused skills and services to empower and simplify your business, get in touch!