BizTalk Upgrade and Migration For A Large Managed Care Organization


VNB assisted with upgrade & migration from an old BizTalk version to latest BizTalk 2013R2.

Customer Profile

Customer is an innovative managed care organization that excels in providing long-term healthcare services throughout the Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.

Customer Situation

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Customer used Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 as a middleware platform to perform integration among various heterogeneous systems like Lawson ERP, Dynamics, QNXT, eChamp, ClaimsNet etc. As mainstream support for BizTalk Server 2010/OS/SQL was ending soon, customer decided to migrate to BizTalk Sever 2013 R2 to stay on the latest system landscape and take advantages of the new features. Customer wanted this transition seamless with zero business impact as all of integration solutions were highly business critical.

VNB Solution

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After detailed analysis of existing environment and various interfaces, VNB recommended a risk free gradual migration of BizTalk applications from BizTalk 2010 to BizTalk 2013 R2 approach over in-place upgrade of existing BizTalk 2010 infrastructure to BizTalk 2013 R2. VNB integration team defined a migration plan, got it approved by the customer stakeholders and seamlessly migrated all BizTalk Server 2010 integration applications to BizTalk Server 2013 R2. Following diagram illustrates the strategy followed in this transition:

Customer Benefits

  • Leveraged new platform and new capabilities of BizTalk 2013 R2
  • With this move to BizTalk Server 2013 R2, customer upgraded its platform to newer versions of Windows and SQL Server. That opened door for customer to replace existing legacy systems running on the platform.
  • Customer used this opportunity to resolve existing issues and redesigned some existing integration applications for better maintainability.
  • This upgrade helped customer leverage mainstream support for BizTalk, resulting in overall reduced support cost.

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