Sunray Group

AWS Migration from On-premises Data Center
Industry Vertical – Hospitality

The Client

Sunray Group is a family-owned, multifaceted corporation specializing in hospitality and development. Sunray believes in the strength of brand equity. The group is successfully building an ever-increasing portfolio of award-winning brands, which include Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Radisson, Best Western, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels. They have also developed prominent brands such as Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s, Fionn MacCool’s, Shell and Petro Canada.

The Challenge

The client had their infrastructure setup on-premises. The challenge was meeting the expectations of the customers in terms of delivering the stable and sustainable service through scalable, secured and reliable infrastructure solution apart from cost-optimization.

The Solution

The AWS Database Migration Service is used effectively and efficiently to migrate the databases of different applications to AWS. All components of the database fleet including computing, storage, database, networking etc., are planned and migrated from on-premises to AWS with the least and acceptable downtime without impacting the business process. The entire application stack consisting of windows workloads including Windows Servers, Active Directory, MS SQL Server etc. is successfully migrated to AWS RDS. The required AWS services such as Amazon EC2 for Windows Servers, RDS for Microsoft SQL Database, AWS Database Migration Service, S3, etc. have been appropriately selected and used for the architecture design and implementation.

The Benefits

Hallmark’s well-designed migration strategy helped Sunray Group make a smooth migration of their workloads including Windows applications and SQL databases from on-premises to AWS. The challenging issues such as scalability, reliability, cost and security are resolved through the use of AWS services. It resulted into meeting the business objectives of the client and service expectations of its end customers.