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Snapshot

A leading hydrocarbon exploration and production company had made a heavy investment in Microsoft Azure to enable building, testing, deploying and managing their applications and services in the cloud. More than a year later, they were still unable to connect their data to Azure products and were considering moving to a competing cloud provider. Blueprint’s Azure cloud strategy and architecture expertise was needed to help the company realize the value of its Azure investment and save them the cost and resources needed to switch cloud providers.

Our work

The problem

Blueprint brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to this project. On previous engagements, Blueprint had addressed many of the same pain points this company was going through, allowing Blueprint to quickly demonstrate which Azure products worked well and which products still needed some work. By directing the company’s focus to the products that Blueprint knew would work well for their needs, progress was finally made after a year and a half of futility.

“It was really about bringing our learnings from previous Azure work and showing them they could achieve their vision,” Blueprint Vice President of Technology Chris Carter said. “We have such breadth of knowledge in Microsoft’s product suite and know the best ways to bring their products together to drive the most value. We also have a really straightforward process for adopting Azure, which can be a big scary ecosystem because there is so much there, and it changes so fast.”

After only 48 hours, the company had a functioning development pipeline delivering an application into an operational cloud environment. Over the next 90 days, Blueprint then delivered a fully configured model for taking applications from development to production on Azure, which the customer development teams were able to quickly scale out across the organization.

Blueprint then worked three more months helping the company build automated pipelines for more applications and educating the company’s teams on how they could transition to doing the work themselves. The company’s developers were used to building applications in a traditional manner where they get deployed to a server and manually pushed by a human. By transitioning from such manual development, the company was able to build a completely scalable process that takes advantage of all the benefits of an elastic cloud model.

The Blueprint Way

Blueprint brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to this project. On previous engagements, Blueprint had addressed many of the same pain points this company was going through, allowing Blueprint to quickly demonstrate which Azure products worked well and which products still needed some work. By directing the company’s focus to the products that Blueprint knew would work well for their needs, progress was finally made after a year and a half of futility.

“It was really about bringing our learnings from previous Azure work and showing them they could achieve their vision,” Chris said. “We have such breadth of knowledge in Microsoft’s product suite and know the best ways to bring their products together to drive the most value. We also have a really straightforward process for adopting Azure, which can be a big scary ecosystem because there is so much there, and it changes so fast.”

After only 48 hours, the company had a functioning development pipeline delivering an application into an operational cloud environment. Over the next 90 days, Blueprint then delivered a fully configured model for taking applications from development to production on Azure, which the customer development teams were able to quickly scale out across the organization.

Blueprint then worked three more months helping the company build automated pipelines for more applications and educating the company’s teams on how they could transition to doing the work themselves. The company’s developers were used to building applications in a traditional manner where they get deployed to a server and manually pushed by a human. By transitioning from such manual development, the company was able to build a completely scalable process that takes advantage of all the benefits of an elastic cloud model.

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