LC Waikiki was able to migrate all their workloads into Google Cloud within the desired timeframe of 5 months. Once live, they could immediately benefit from cost savings using sustained use discounts and committed use discounts.
They lowered the time spent by the IT team on daily management, so they have more time available to work on the next innovation.The end goal of LC Waikiki was to bring all their workloads across all entities to the same cloud platform, as these workloads were distributed over many local providers. Another goal was to have a uniform approach to IT Operations and to consolidate all networking.
Most of LC Waikiki workloads were migrated to Google Cloud with a lift & shift approach, as it were traditional workloads with third party solutions that have specific system requirements.Moving from traditional VMs into Compute Engine helped them to optimise the environment for cost and scale, relying on rightsizing recommendations and per-second billing.
They could instantly rely on Google’s network capabilities to manage global load balancing to absorb any load, and other optimizations like Google-managed SSL certificates. Combined with Infrastructure as Code using Terraform, this all lowers the time spent by the IT team on daily management, so they have more time available to work on the next innovation.