Business Challenge

Our customer, a Financial Services Company, was hosting its entire online environment with front-facing websites at a large local hosting provider in South Africa.

BUI was brought in to help the business migrate all its services to Azure.

The move had to be done seamlessly, with zero downtime. It also had to happen in the background, without affecting normal operations.


Azure Network Watcher, Azure Backup for instances, Azure Backup for SQL Server, Azure Batch 






Migration to Azure


Financial Services

Project Outcome

Solving the customer’s problem involved end-to-end service delivery from BUI.

BUI harnessed the strength and expertise of our networking team and our Azure cloud architects to successfully migrate the customer’s digital environment into Azure – with zero downtime.


Our customer has been running services in Azure for more than 30 days, and already there is a substantial cost saving.


Improved performance has also been noted: batch processes that took 15 minutes to complete with the previous provider now take under 60 seconds.


Enhanced security has been a particular game-changer for our customer… There were audible gasps when the results were first viewed via Azure Security Center and Azure Network Watcher.

““All of a sudden, we can see all the malicious attacks that are hitting our web front ends! A real eye-opener””

Key staff member
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Looking to the Future

The next step is to replicate the same environment to another region in Azure as a Disaster Recovery Site.

This customer’s appetite for Azure services has grown enormously – because the business benefits are clear.