Considering the needs of the company, the decision to migrate to the cloud with a Microsoft Partner specialized and recognized in the Azure Platform, Intelequia Software Solutions, S.L, was made.
The tool on which Auxadi offers its services is Dynamics Nav, so Intelequia offered them a complete Cloud solution based on IaaS and PaaS (Infrastructure and Platform as a Service), deploying the Dynamics Nav application on an Azure machine and using the Azure SQL Database service for each Country / Region where they have clients / users.
1.- Microsoft Azure Deployment in the cloud, using elastic groups of Azure SQL Database
The fact that Auxadi's clients are geographically distributed in different locations /zones/countries, allowed Intelequia to design a solution where they could take advantage of the elastic groups of Azure SQL Database, they provide a simple and cost-effective solution to manage several databases that have patterns that are very different and unpredictable. This way, we make sure that databases get the performance resources they need and when they need them. Providing a simple resource allocation mechanism within a predictable budget.
This solution allows a kind of "balancing" of resources. That is, individual databases are provided with flexibility within set parameters. With high loads, a database can consume more to meet demand. Data bases with light loads consume less and databases with no load do not consume at all. This greatly simplifies administration tasks by allowing provisioning of resources for the entire group rather than for single databases.
In summary, the solution that Intelequia provided to Auxadi, allows them to grow / decrease elastically, since on the one hand the virtual machines in Azure can change per the need and, in a similar way, can be added or removed databases of the group.
2.- Copies of security, restoration and managed services of Intelequia
Another very important part was the backup. In order to facilitate this task, it was decided to make backup copies in the cloud, that is, in an external location and delocalized to the client's premises. The advantages are clear: access from anywhere, cost, scalability, data recovery time, etc.
We implemented the Intelequia solution, Thundercloud Backup, a backup application in the cloud, based on Microsoft Azure. Thanks to this powerful backup management and monitoring tool, we guarantee the correct compliance with the safety standards and data protection laws, combined with the high reliability of a leading solution in the sector and a brand with a long journey Technology such as Microsoft.
Intelequia combined its ThunderCloud Backup solution for local backups of files, with Azure vault, for backups of the virtual machine and Azure Automation, Microsoft's tool for scheduled tasks with which a backup is generated in a programmed way, for each database hosted in Azure SQL Database. Facilitating the restoration in local, if it were the case.