Modernizing to the Cloud While Racing the Clock

How a prominent UK government agency retired big iron

This agency manages highly sensitive national data. Their role is so sensitive, that their identity was redacted in this analysis.

They had a fast-approaching mainframe renewal deadline with a cost of several million pounds per annum. The mainframe was running an aging legacy application and proprietary IDMSX database containing over 30 years of law enforcement data which needed to be preserved.

This case study details how the IDMSX database and surrounding applications were successfully migrated and refactored to Microsoft Azure under a looming deadline.