Skytap Cloud enabled Hargis Engineers to deploy a cost-effective disaster recovery solution in less than 30 days.
- Deliver disaster recovery that is simple and cost-effective
- Hard deadline to launch new solution as part of modernization initiative
- Migrate complex traditional application to the cloud as-is
Skytap Cloud enabled Hargis Engineers to deploy a cost-effective disaster recovery solution with ease. Thanks to its support for datacenter-native applications, the business was able to migrate the entire complex application to the cloud as-is in less than 30 days.
- Cost savings of $700,000 per year by avoiding CapEx and downtime
- Immediate access to production-ready environments in the event of a disaster
- Seamless migration of its entire environment to the cloud by supporting traditional applications
Hargis Engineers is a mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, security, and energy consulting engineering firm with hundreds of high profile, global clients including Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and Target. Hargis Engineers selected Skytap Cloud as part of its business continuity plan to provide a simple, reliable and cost-effective disaster recovery solution for its mission-critical applications.
As a leading consulting engineering firm, Hargis Engineers serves numerous clients worldwide to provide professional services responsive to their clients’ diverse operating environments on a local, enterprise, and global level. Their clients expect the highest quality of service which relies on around the clock availability of their IT resources. While Hargis Engineers have never experienced a significant outage, they knew they needed to have a disaster recovery solution in place to prevent downtime in the face of a major disaster and satisfy its customers’ requirements.
“Skytap was the only cloud solution that allowed us to be up and running immediately in the event of a disaster. Our customers can rest assured that we have a business continuity plan backed by a highly scalable solution that can be activated with 100 percent reliability.” Chris Sheldon, Principal
As part of a modernization initiative, Hargis Engineers needed to implement an off-premises and cost-effective disaster recovery solution quickly. Given the critical nature of the work Hargis Engineers provides their clients, the risk of downtime in the event of an IT outage was unacceptable. In addition to maintaining customer satisfaction, Hargis Engineers estimated that each day of downtime would cost the company $70,000. In case of a severe disaster, Hargis Engineers could experience up to two weeks of downtime which would cost the company approximately $700,000.
Skytap Cloud enabled Hargis Engineers to deploy a cost-effective disaster recovery solution with ease. Thanks to its support for datacenter-native applications, the business was able to migrate the entire complex application to the cloud as-is in less than 30 days. Hargis Engineers can rest assured knowing that Skytap Cloud can provide a reliable disaster recovery solution for its mission-critical applications.
Hargis Engineers was able to launch its disaster recovery solution with Skytap Cloud on time and within budget. Skytap Cloud does not require any rearchitecting or refactoring to support its traditional applications, which made it seamless to migrate its disaster recovery solution to the cloud. The team was able to launch a new solution in less than 30 days.
Using Skytap Cloud, Hargis Engineers have immediate self-service access to its entire application environment in minutes. The team created a centralized library of primary application templates that can quickly be updated as new versions are released. As a result, Hargis employees and customers have complete access to the most current versions of its applications at all times. This was a significant benefit to Hargis Engineers as it ensures its back-up applications in the cloud are consistent with its on-site applications at all times.
“Skytap Cloud was the only cloud solution that allowed us to be up and running immediately in the event of a disaster. Our customers can rest assured that we have a business continuity plan backed by a highly scalable solution that can be activated with 100 percent reliability.”
Skytap Cloud also provides Hargis with responsive, high-quality customer support, which is critical for the company given client expectations for around-the-clock service. “Skytap Cloud provides Hargis Engineers with a bullet-proof safety net in the event of an IT outage,” said Chris Sheldon. “Over the last two years, we have been impressed with the reliability of Skytap Cloud, its ease of use and the responsiveness of the company to our specific needs.”
By avoiding CapEx and downtime, Hargis Engineers achieved an estimated cost savings of $700,000 per year and the peace of mind that it can meet its client expectations, even in the case of an IT outage.
“Skytap Cloud can bring up our entire environment in minutes in the event of a disaster. This is essential in our business.”Matt Hoffer, Network Administrator