The client wanted to adopt a cloud-based modern ALM solution to improve collaboration between teams and accelerate the product delivery process. The tool of choice was Azure DevOps which will be used by Release Management teams, Engineering teams and QA teams.
The client was using the legacy tool for the last 8 years and there were 25 projects in various stages of progress. Overall, close to 1M Artifacts needed to be migrated which included 200,000 Defects, 100,000 Requirements, 600,000 Test Cases across 25 Projects, with the largest project having 300,000 Artifacts.
Azure DevOps has a different data model compared to that of the legacy system in use and that created additional complexities in the migration planning. There were two key considerations for migration:
- 1 All the data (comments, attachments, change history, and relationships) needs to be migrated, and
- 2 There should be minimal disruption to the teams which will be migrating over to Azure DevOps.
With the objective of large data migration, the organization partnered with OpsHub for its excellence in performing complex migrations. Read further to know how OpsHub enabled a seamless migration for the client and kept high user satisfaction.
About the Client :A leading US-based cloud data services and data management provider.
Region: California, United States
Industry :Cloud Computing
Products Used: OpsHub Migration Manager
The Client Achieved Full-Fidelity of Data Post Migration with Zero Downtime
OpsHub Approach & Solution
Our migration solution started with the sole aim to help the client realize the benefit of moving to Azure DevOps and set up a collaborative culture to plan smarter and accelerate software delivery.
OpsHub outlined and successfully implemented a structured continuous migration plan, starting with understanding the project structure and its content.
We worked with the Project Teams to help them finalize mapping between the legacy system and Azure DevOps while ensuring rich traceability and history preservation
to meet all compliance requirements.
Utmost attention to detail was paid starting from data analysis, migration planning to running test trials, configuration, and final migration.
The teams continued using the legacy system while the migration was still ongoing, without any considerations to the migration process or the fact that in the very near future, they will be using a different system and doing their work differently.
Successfully Migrated with Zero Data Loss and Zero Downtime
The fast, accurate migration enabled the client to quickly use and make the most of Azure DevOps without losing any business-critical data from its legacy quality management environment. Our experts continuously monitored the entire migration process and validated the migrated data periodically followed by reconciling the issues found, eliminating any need to re-migrate.
The project was completed within 3 months and with significant cost savings.
OpsHub Not Only Delivered; We Raised the Bar on Performance
The client was under time pressure to get the migration completed and OpsHub completed such a large-scale data migration in only three months.
- No unexpected downtime during the migration.
- Fully controlled setup and mapping.
- No programming skills or experience was required to set up a data transition.
- Improved collaboration, reduced cycle time and costs.
- Tight timelines were met, while paving ways for huge cost reducing costs.
Zero Downtime Migration
We ensure that teams can continue to work in their tools while the migration is ongoing and cut over to the new tool when they are ready.
Complete Data Migration
We mean it! We offer the most complete and result oriented data migration. No data is left behind and compliance is taken care of too.
Factory approach to migration means the effort to migrate increases only marginally even if the number of projects increases from 1 to 1000.