Upgrade And Migration From On Premise to Azure For A Wholesale Firm


VNB assisted an old BizTalk 2006 to 2013 migration hosted on Azure IaaS.

Customer Profile

Customer is a major furniture wholesaler company whose mission is to turn houses into homes with their impeccable pieces of furniture. They provide their customers an entire range of living, dinning, and entertainment selections and are built on a reputation of producing furniture that is easy to live with and which also keeps the consumers budget in mind.Customer sells its merchandize through online portals and through its various partner portals and showrooms.


Customer Situation

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Customer used Microsoft BizTalk Server as middleware to perform integration among various heterogeneous systems like MS Dynamics Great Plains, their warehouse WISEWAY and EDI Transactions like 850, 855, 810, 846 with their partners (Suppliers and Buyers). As mainstream and extended support for BizTalk Server 2006 R2/OS/SQL expired, Customer decided to migrate to BizTalk Sever 2013 R2 to stay current and leverage new features. Customer wanted this transition seamless with zero business impact as all of integration solutions were highly business critical. Customer reached out to VNB Consulting services to conduct a Biztalk 2006 to 2013 migration and detailed discovery and analysis of their existing scenario and propose a solution which was scalable, easy to maintain and conformed to BizTalk Standards.

VNB Solution

VNB Azure team conducted a detailed analysis and discovery of the client’s scenario and recommended a robust migration plan. Based on the detailed analysis of existing environment and integration solutions, VNB recommended a risk-free, gradual BizTalk 2006 to 2013 migration approach over in-place upgrade of existing BizTalk 2006 infrastructure to BizTalk 2013 R2. VNB utilized a agile approach, which included: Setting up a site to site connectivity between Azure networks and customers Barracuda firewall gateway to enable seamless hybrid communications. Provisioning of multi tenant BizTalk and SQL Server environment on Azure using ARM templates Azure AD and On-premise AD integration Setup of security and operations management in Azure for the BizTalk-SQL environment Migration of code from BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2013 R2

Customer Benefits

  • Lower Infrastructure Maintenance Cost: Migration to Azure resulted in 40% lower infrastructure maintenance cost for the customer
  • Higher Scalability: Azure provided a very scalable platform to host a critical middleware environment

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