CASE STUDY

Newtonwood

Exchange and Sharepoint on AWS

Chartered Quality Surveyors

Formed in 2011, Newtonwood are a practice of Chartered Quantity Surveyors. As well as Quantity Surveying, they provide; Project and Cost Management, Party Wall Surveying Services and CDM Coordination Services to a diverse range of Clients ranging from large institutions to private individuals. They provide project support to their primary market which is high quality residential and mixed used development schemes.

Industry

Constructions, Real Estate Development

Challenge

Migrate applications to AWS from on-prem to support business expansion and combat poor network connectivity 

Services & Tech

Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Migration

Newtonwood specializes in high-end luxury residential construction projects.

I chose to work with Onica initially due to their responsiveness, after working with them for a while now I admire their customer advocacy, they feel like an extension to my own team.
Matt Bruce
CEO, Newtonwood

Adopt a Cloud Based Architecture

Throughout 2013 the business went through a significant expansion which required a relocation of their head office. Rather than physically moving their legacy IT infrastructure, Newtonwood chose to adopt a cloud based architecture. Within a tight timeframe the business needed to upgrade their Windows 2003 server and move their Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint applications to AWS. The legacy data center suffered from poor network connectivity and outages frequently occurred.

Highly Available Exchange 2013 Cluster within AWS

Onica implemented a highly available Exchange 2013 cluster within AWS. Their Windows 2003 applications were also migrated in a tethered fashion, as part of a lift and shift strategy. SharePoint was also migrated as-is from on-premises data center. As a result, Newtonwood was able to close down their onsite data center within four weeks of the project initiation following a full application cut over. System availability and performance is vastly improved and has achieved 100% up time to date. A payback of migration effort was recovered within 3.5 months of normal system operation.

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Why Onica

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