Travix: from Microsoft to Google Cloud
- Business challenges: integration and acceleration
Travix is a group of leading online travel providers. Their goal is to further expand in Europe and Asia. Competition in the travel industry is killing. IT needs to enable and facilitate rapid growth and innovation.
- IT challenges: how to deal with Microsoft technology
The Travix companies all had their own email infrastructures, based on Microsoft Exchange. Consolidating this into one common mail platform proved to be extremely cumbersome and time consuming. Time pressure was high as the mail servers ran out of their lifecycle. After six months of frustration, the CTO decided to look for other solutions.
"Go for Google," Travix’ Head of System Engineering advised. Before joining Travix, he built hyperscale data centers as an Operations Manager at Google EMEA for seven years, so he knew what he was talking about. The CTO decided to give it a try.
Google was called, and Google involved g-company in the proposal knowing that g-company has the best expertise and capabilities in the Benelux region to handle complex migrations. Together, the companies drew up a plan for a smooth migration of mail and calendars to Google Workspace Enterprise. Travix was impressed and gave a go immediately. Within a month, all user accounts were created, all data was migrated and all users were trained. Fast and smooth.
That was the starting point of the comprehensive Lifting & Shifting of all Travix business applications and IT to the Google Cloud.
As Travix’ trusted advisor, g-company leveraged its Solution Sets for accelerating the implementation of the various Google technologies and applications.
The Google Workspace solution
Travix decided to leverage all the apps that are available in Google Workspace.
In less than two years, the vast majority of the Travix users has embraced the Google Workspace. New staff is provided with Google Workspace only. Office is phased out.
To Travix’ great relief, all applications are deployed without any need for technical or infrastructural provisions. Travix does not have to install additional hardware or buy software licenses anymore. The g-company Solution Set offering supports fast and smooth implementations.
The Google Cloud Platform Solution
Travix became convinced of the value of Google solutions and the Google Cloud Platform, so it decided to explore other offerings of the Google Cloud, such as hosting, Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
To improve the adoption of Google Cloud and expand the knowledge of the teams, g-company helped set up a training roadmap. A blended learning approach was used, whereby we combined classroom learning with online training modules. Read more here about the training approach we took with Travix.
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