The migration of the enterprise to a hybrid cloud environment would be the first step towards getting out of managing legacy systems.
Emerging technologies, changing populations and an aging federal infrastructure are not new challenges to the Ambit team. Since 2004, we’ve supported major transformations at the operational and organizational levels of government.
Our Transformation Lifecycle melds Human-Centered Design with Agile Management to create an ambit that drives adoption. We use design thinking to create the Intervention, the point at which plans are generated that will guide the transformation.
We developed a strategic migration plan addressing human needs, technology, and business viability. To increase the likelihood of a successful migration, our team brought on additional staff to test applications in the cloud environment ensuring a seamless move.
We overcame the risk that the effort will lose steam and executive support by rooting our Implementation in an agile, customer-centered delivery framework.
To the surprise of the FCC, technology leaders, and industry insiders our team successful migrated FCC to Office 365 within 120 days, 60 days less than the 180 day industry average.
The migration to Office 365 was just one part of the huge overhaul towards modernization.
Simultaneously, the Ambit team developed a strategic plan for Operation Server Lift, relocation of 200 servers and 60 racks from the FCC office in Washington D.C. to a commercial data-center in West Virginia.
Our process was unbiased, analytic, data-driven, communications heavy, and pragmatic.
Design thinking was used throughout the effort. All stakeholders were heavily involved to understand and embrace the transformation’s goals, schedule, and progress.
Labor Day weekend 2015, the servers were loaded onto trucks at FCC headquarters in D.C. and driven out to the data-center in West Virginia. Teams worked around the clock in shifts to reconnect the servers until the network was back online.
Ambit successfully completed this task within six months as opposed to the projected 18 months.