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Lift and Shift of PWC’s Microstrategy environment from AWS to Google Cloud at lightning speed for lightening speeds

To reduce the cost and maintenance overhead of PWC’s Business Intelligence environment,  Pandera successfully completed a Lift and Shift from AWS to Google Cloud.


“We have been using Google Cloud for just over a year now without issue or failure.  I mean zero issues. The financial side of the equation is awesome as well. We reduced operational costs by 60% thanks to Pandera and their elite team of engineers. I’d highly recommend Google Cloud to anyone as it’s flexible, extensible, and free of issues.”

– Justin Thewlis
Head of Data Intelligence

The challenge

PWC’s current static infrastructure utilizing AWS presented  issues such as high hosting and upgrade process costs. In addition, the maintenance of their current infrastructure and legacy systems required a very labor intensive managed services effort.

The solution

A Lift and Shift of PWC’s Microstrategy environment on AWS to Google Cloud to provide them a more secure and stable environment while also delivering exponential savings in hosting and maintenance costs. GCP enabled transition focused services to rapidly shift to modern infrastructure to activate performance around dynamic loads and smart apps engineering and smart analytics for the business across the country. Speed was a driver but sophisticated continuous release management and integrated testing was a key component of the modernization effort to innovate faster.

The results

The Lift and Shift from AWS to Google Cloud resulted in a flexible on-demand infrastructure with reduced cost, 24/7 cloud and infrastructure support, upgrade on demand, and a feeling of ownership of their environment which they didn’t previously have.

In addition, the new infrastructure enabled scheduled Microstrategy platform upgrades with predictable downtime and testing; Always keeping them up to date with new releases. 

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