80% Maintenance Cost Reduction Using Azure

Aokumo helped a SaaS company achieve an 80% maintenance cost reduction and a 2X productivity by migrating to cloud-based Azure AD.

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is an enterprise SaaS solution provider with a global userbase.

The Problem

The client’s legacy ADFS architecture hindered the transformation of their internal business processes due to the lack of support for modern third-party tools, mobile device management, and new security policies.

The Result

Aokumo migrated the client's on-premise ADFS architecture to cloud-based corporate infrastructure using Azure AD to improve productivity, security, and scalability.

Industry

SaaS

Featured Services

Technology Stack

Azure AD, Amazon Workspace, EC2, Microsoft 365, Jamf, CDN

80% Maintenance Cost Reduction Using Azure

Aokumo helped a SaaS company achieve an 80% maintenance cost reduction and a 2X productivity by migrating to cloud-based Azure AD.

Industry

SaaS

Featured Services

Technology Stack

AWS Workspace, Office 365, Azure Active Directory, MicrosoftIntune, AWS VPN

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is an enterprise SaaS solution provider with a global userbase.

The Problem

The client’s legacy ADFS architecture hindered the transformation of their internal business processes due to the lack of support for modern third-party tools, mobile device management, and new security policies.

The Solution

Aokumo migrated the client's on-premise ADFS architecture to cloud-based corporate infrastructure using Azure AD to improve productivity, security, and scalability.
results

Solutions

Modernized legacy active directory using Azure AD and migrated from federation to cloud authentication.

Centralized access, deployments, asset management, monitoring, reporting, backup and disaster recovery.

Reliable mobile device management using Microsoft Intune for Windows and JAMF for Mac and iPhone.

Capability to integrate with modern cloud-based third-party tools using single sign-on.

Impacts

80

%

reduction in maintenance cost

90

%

reduction in resource provisioning time

2

X

increase in productivity

3

X

enhanced security

summary

The Need

The client is an enterprise SaaS solution provider with a global base of B2B clients.

They wanted to transform their business processes with modern productivity tools, remote access technologies, SSO, and mobile device management.

The client had a legacy ADFS infrastructure that lacked the support for integrating modern tools and SSO. Due to the complicated setup, it was hard to audit existing security policies and implement new ones. Also, implementing mobile device management and enabling remote access seemed quite challenging with the legacy infrastructure.

Aokumo migrated the client's on-premise ADFS infrastructure to the Azure cloud and built the integration capabilities for using third-party tools.

The Challenges

Due to legacy ADFS infrastructure, integrating third-party business tools was challenging.

On the existing infrastructure, page load time was high so optimizing speed without any change in the website on the application level was very important.

Legacy active directory using default configurations posed a variety of security risks. And pulling client security patch reports was challenging for auditors.

Building client PC took longer with slow deployment and scalability issues, which negatively impacted employee experience.

The Solutions

Aokumo assessed the entire infrastructure, understood objectives, and identified challenges to create a migration roadmap.

We prepared asset inventory, designed data strategy, and outlined a detailed Azure migration roadmap covering all bottlenecks and single points of failure.

We migrated on-premise ADFS architecture to the Azure cloud and completed the migration without any business disruption.

We implemented Application Gateway, Private IP, TLS, and WAF, among other security solutions, with automated backups to build security, encryption, and resiliency.

Tools & Technologies

Aokumo leverages several Amazon services

Amazon Workspace

- A fully managed desktop virtualization service for Windows and Linux that enables users to access resources from any supported device.

Azure Active Directory

- A cloud-based identity and access management service to configure accessibility of users and groups to services and resources.

Microsoft 365

- A is a subscription plan that includes the Microsoft Office suite, OneDrive, and the collaboration platform Teams, among other apps.

Microsoft Intune

- A cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) service that can help organizations manage the mobile devices and apps that their employees are using to access the corporate data.

Jamf

- A management system that provides lifecycle management to automate device enrollment and inventory collection for Apple macOS and iOS devices.

impact

The Impacts

80

%

reduction in maintenance cost

The client saves more than 80% in costs with optimized infrastructure on Azure with a subscription-based model.

90

%

reduction in resource provisioning time

Infrastructure automation reduced the resource provisioning time from a few weeks to a couple of hours.

2

X

increase in productivity

Single sign-on, centralized management, and secure remote access significantly increased productivity across the organization.

3

X

enhanced security

Infrastructure security has been improved significantly using MDM, JAMF, and multi-factor authentication.