Customer Story

Journey to the Cloud

By coupling our creativity with our in-depth, specialist knowledge, we enabled DAE to experience true digital transformation.

About Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is a globally recognised aerospace corporation and has one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world, DAE Capital.

Headquartered in Dubai, the corporation’s leasing and engineering divisions serve over 125 customers around the world from seven offices including Dublin, Amman, Singapore and the US.

Its leasing division, DAE Capital, is an award winning, full-service, best-in-class aircraft lessor. With over three decades of leasing experience, the organisation provides customised and comprehensive solutions to airlines, to address their fleet ambitions.

Company Stats

Industry: Aerospace
Founded: 1985 (DAE Capital)
Country: United Arab Emirates
No. of employees (globally): 150

The technologies we used:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Active Directory

The challenge

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) were looking for a more cost-effective approach to their data management. They also required a more agile Test and Development solution.

The corporation chose Evros Technology Group to deliver the correct infrastructure for DAE to meet their business goals.

Our solution

Firstly, we needed to migrate their services to Microsoft Azure as well as shut down their current production data centre.

Next, we needed to ensure that their Azure architecture was aligned to their needs which included 55 Virtual Machines, covering over 80 applications including full Citrix and Oracle deployments.

Finally, we needed to migrate their services in a cohesive and dependency-aware manner minimising any potential risk to the business while maintaining Evros Managed Services SLAs.

The impact of our solution

As a result of our work with DAE, we enabled them to transition to a ‘Cloud-only’ agile environment with no legacy datacentre footprint left behind, as well as established geo-dispersed locations across Western and Northern Europe.

Furthermore, we are now aiding the full decommissioning and closure of City West datacentre which will allow for major cost savings on licensing, hardware, real-estate, and energy.

Following on from the project, DAE now have resilient network connectivity across multiple Express route peering points of entry, and their applications now leverage Azure AD for single identity control.

Finally, we also ensured complete standardisation of Backup and DR for all of their applications.

Since the migration to Azure, DAE Capital has also deployed Microsoft B2C, Microsoft Teams and Azure Virtual Desktop, further leveraging the investments into the Azure platform, and are currently investigating the option of a Teams VOIP solution for its global office network.

DAE has been working with Evros for five years, selected as the preferred vendor to embark on our cloud-first strategy for its enterprise platform. They listened to our requests and assisted in designing and executing a well-orchestrated migration. Our production environment was migrated with minimal and more importantly, no unexpected downtime. Since going live, the service has been fine-tuned and Evros has continually helped us to leverage and expand our investments, including both Azure B2C and broader cloud services. We have no hesitation in recommending Evros as a partner for the Azure journey that any client may wish to take.

Fiona TaaffeCIO

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