[Customer Corner] Successful Cloud Migration Sets the Table at Bob Evans Farms

It’s a common refrain that we hear from IT leaders: Do I update my current infrastructure to suit my apps, or do I migrate my apps to the cloud?

When Bob Evans Farms faced a technology refresh in 2015, they found themselves facing this all-too-familiar existential crisis. A refresh would have meant high costs to their existing IT infrastructure, not to mention a continuation of their existing technical debt. Alternatively, was there a way to move their workloads to a cloud – leveraging the vm infrastructure they already had, so that they wouldn’t have to refactor any apps?

Enter Expedient, an award-winning cloud solution partner delivering managed services like disaster recovery, security and compliance. Recently named a VMware Cloud Partner of the Year, Expedient offered Bob Evans Farms a quality service that could be provided using their existing Vmware-built infra and apps – no refactoring required.

The net result? Bob Evans migrated nearly 200 critical workloads in under 48 hours to exit two data centers, move to the cloud and realize improved application performance – all leveraging their existing skill sets and without any app refactoring.

It’s an incredible story, and I encourage you to hear the detail from Bob Evans’ CIO himself, Mike Sullivan. Check out this 15min video to hear the dynamic discussion between Mike and VMware Multi-Cloud Solutions leader Vittorio Viarengo. And you can follow your curiosity further by learning more about Expedient, as well as VMware’s Cloud solutions.

 

About the Authors

Tracie Stamm

Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware

Tracie leverages creative, competitive marketing strategy to support VMware's Multi-Cloud solutions with a focus on customer stories and data center modernization. In nearly 20 years of experience in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) industries, she has specialized in new product development and go-to-market strategy for technology, financial services, consumer packaged goods, and sporting products & services. In her spare time, you can catch her eating and cooking, and running middle distances to support all that eating and cooking.

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