Clear Function has a client in the manufacturing space. They are focused on a specific type of consumer, and are a de facto brand for that niche.
In order to move away from a legacy product design system, which was old software on outdated hardware, the client purchased a PLM vendor product (product life cycle management). This new product was a multi-tier, ASP.NET application, running on Windows Server and SQL Server. Our client had another issue, which was not having the hardware needed to run this in their data center – so they wanted to take advantage of a cloud platform. Spinning up a set of servers quickly was of paramount importance, in order to satisfy the needs of the business. The customer had decided to bet on Microsoft Azure, so they knew where to host but they hadn’t had the proper training yet on interacting with the Azure portal nor of Azure’s various terms and capabilities.
Clear Function worked with customer and vendor to understand product’s environment requirements. The client’s IT department had some ideas on how the infrastructure would be configured to be an extension of their internal network (for speed and security). The client also needed assistance in understanding how to understand how installation was to work with their network. We also helped address licensing requirements of SQL Server. We created an Azure workload that is mapped into customer IT network (hybrid), as well as additional environments for QA. And now the client has the application “in production”, the business users are happy with moving the business forward, and the IT team is happy to sunset some old hardware.