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William Ryan Homes Azure Migration

The Client:

Home Being Built
Founded in 1992, William Ryan Homes is the award-winning home builder of more than 10,000 new homes across the United States.
IT Support Coordinator Peter Guzman has been with the company for six years.

The Challenge:

When employees and clients of William Ryan Homes started complaining about slow applications, Peter Guzman knew it was time to go to the cloud.

“Our contractors couldn’t see what their next task was on the schedule, so they couldn’t move things around to reschedule vendors in accordance with construction. Everything was SLOW,” Peter explains.

The on-premise server critical to ERP/ERM was on its last legs and their SQL Server software was out of support. The fiscally prudent choice was to migrate to the cloud to spare the company major capital expenditures. But as the lone IT support coordinator for the whole company, Peter couldn’t manage a migration in addition to production needs. He needed an expert capable of doing the migration seamlessly and the consultant had to be willing to work around the company’s multiple time zones of production. He turned to an expert he trusted in the IT community, who gave him two names. Peter called them both.
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ATTOM’s Quest to Consolidate & Migrate Data From Colo to Azure

The Client

ATTOM Data Solutions is the curator of ATTOM, a multi-sourced national property data warehouse that contains tax, deed, mortgage,  foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, health hazard, neighborhood characteristic and property characteristic data for over 155 million U.S. properties, delivering actionable data to clients and powering consumer websites owned by ATTOM Data Solutions: RealtyTrac.com, Homefacts.com, and HomeDisclosure.com. ATTOM data is cited by thousands of media outlets each month, including frequent mentions on CBS Evening News, The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, PBS NewsHour and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA TODAY.
Todd Teta and Richard Sawicky are the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer respectively.

The Challenge

Acquisitions require consolidating data, and when you’re a data company like ATTOM Data, that usually means moving A LOT of data. In ATTOM’s case, this involved consolidating and moving a full 50 Terabytes to Azure to save money and enjoy greater scalability, while unifying their software.


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LCPtracker

Differentiation by Denny: LCPtracker’s Reporting Warehouse

The Client:

LCPtracker, Inc. is a leading software service provider specializing in construction site compliance related software. With over 200 government agencies and 200,000 contractor customers, the company works closely with government agencies and contractors assigned to public works construction projects. Luis Ventura is the Vice President of Technology and Development at the company.

The Challenge:

Luis heard the same request over and over from clients at LCPtracker: they wanted to create their own reports, as well as customize and share them without the delays and expense of opening a service ticket.
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AER: Migrating Legacy Hardware & Software to Azure

Computer in Trash CanThe Challenge:

In late 2016, Ken Hopkins, COO of AER Technologies, the largest automotive electronics warranty service center and distributor on the West Coast had a major problem. The company’s entire IT environment was failing, due to:

  • Aging hardware (circa 2004)
  • Out of support hardware
  • Out of support software including SQL 2005
  • Security issues

Ken explains, “If you go back to when the economy collapsed and 2 of the 3 largest automotive manufactures went bankrupt, we had minimal IT budgets available for hardware and software upgrades. Over the last couple of years, we started having critical failures in our server room that led to outages lasting from a few hours to more than two days. Without a high-availability solution in place, coupled with antiquated hardware and software, it put AER’s entire business in jeopardy.”
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