Executive Summary

Schwinghammer are an award-winning architectural lighting design firm collaborating in projects of all sizes on a worldwide scale. Their design team comes from diverse backgrounds - architecture, interior design, graphic design, film - that enrich our approach to our projects and allow us to tailor our solutions to the needs of our clients.

Customer Challenge

The customer was facing huge costs associated with managing and maintaining their current on-premise environment. This setup required in-house server hardware, software licenses, integration capabilities and an army of in-house IT experts to support and manage the day to day activities. Since the resource and infrastructural costs to maintain and run this environment was running high day by day, the customer wanted to move from this on-premise to a cloud computing environment which was best suited for them. They wanted to lift and shift their applications and servers to a safe and secure cloud environment.

Partner Solution

To solve this business challenge, the customer partnered with ITTStar to set up their migration factory. ITTStar's goal was to enable the smooth transition from on-premise to cloud using AWS. ITTStar started with bringing all servers in customer's environment to AWS using S3 Sync. ITTStar identified customer's network and server infrastructure and bifurcated the same under S3 Sync. The data being sensitive, a VPN tunnel was established for the secure data transfer. On-premise machines were migrated to AWS Cloud. Once the migration was complete the blueprint for the EC2 instances were configured as per the customer's requirement. The machines were tested and handed over to the client

Why AWS?

AWS S3 Sync migration uses automation to simplify and expedite migration while reducing risk. By automating machine conversion, S3 Sync migration enables applications from physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructure to run natively on AWS without time-intensive and error-prone manual processes. S3 Sync migration further simplifies migration by enabling the user to use the same automated process for a wide range of applications and enables scaling as and when required. ITTStar used AWS managed OpenVPN client to help client access their data with Secure connections & provides a secure TLS connection from any location.

Why Schwinghammer chose ITTStar?

ITTStar conducted a workshop to walk the customer through the entire process and the perks the customer would acquire on migrating their infrastructure to AWS Cloud. The customer was lured by the business case presented by ITTStar's proactive and professional team covering many areas such as accessibility, affordability, ease of deployment, scalability, security and most importantly the cost benefits.
This is why the customer decided to

  • Take the cloud approach
  • Choose AWS as the solution
  • Decided to partner with no other than ITTStar to implement the solution. Thanks to their deep knowledge and expertise with AWS.

Impact & Results

ITTStar's state-of-the-art approach led to the following benefits for Schwinghammer:

  • Adapting to AWS, helped convert the existing infrastructure cost from CapEx to OpEx.
  • Reduction in administrative time and hardware maintenance issues
  • Enabled scaling as and when required
  • Provided operational flexibility to business operations
  • Dedicated VPN helped mitigate security concerns for users working from home in the pandemic
  • AWS VPN helps client with Secure connections & provides a secure TLS connection from any location using the OpenVPN client.
About the Customer

Schwinghammer lighting architectural lighting design firm. Schwinghammer work on projects all around the world. Their services include lighting design, custom fixture design, lighting specification, on-site focusing, lighting fixture pricing and procurement

Customer Testimonial

1. This team is generally responsible, polite, and professional.
2. They are quick to respond.
3. They have a variety of knowledge and have found solutions to all the issues we've encountered thus far.

Juan Jose Acosta