A global automotive manufacturer was managing mass amounts of critical Production Engineering Intellectual Property (IP) workloads in a physical data center. They wanted to move these workloads to a cloud environment in order to create a consistent, scalable, and more productive user experience for all engineers across North America. In order to make this transition without business impacts, IT and business organizations had to align on a secure, seamless approach for migrating data and users.

Two Roads’ extensive technology modernization experience positioned them to successfully lead the program from stand-up through go-live. The consulting firm first developed a business case that gained executive support and secured funding for the program, as well as defined an integrated plan through all phases of delivery. Two Roads supported the stand-up of cross-functional teams, identified the risks and dependencies, defined a user migration approach that minimized business impacts, and maintained key performance indicator scorecards to monitor and communicate progress through all phases of the program lifecycle.

Consequently, development was completed on time and on budget. Making this critical data more accessible by migrating users to a scalable, high-performance computing solution in the cloud resulted in enhanced engineering capabilities to 1,200+ engineers, a reduced data center footprint, and an estimated $8+ million in annual productivity gains.

The Outcome:

  • Enhanced engineering capabilities for 1,200+ users and provided superior user experience
  • Reduced on-premise data center footprint by retiring legacy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Gained $8M+ in annual productivity benefits through faster access to data and higher performance computing