AWS Migration Acceleration Services
Financial assistance for migration funding
“Enhancing user experience to help maximize productivity is so critically important to Somos. We transitioned one of our core registries from a mainframe system to a new cloud-based product as part of a long-term modernization strategy which meant we also needed to decommission our on-prem data centers. By leveraging ReluTech’s expertise and experience, our organization could ensure the data and equipment we had on-prem was disposed of in a way that met all our security needs.” — Suk Yee Wong, V.P. of Cloud Operations, Somos
Date: June 2023
About The Company:
Somos serves as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator and the Pooling Administrator for over 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers, and operates the SMS/800 TFN Registry for over 42 Million Toll-Free Numbers in North America. Other Somos solutions include the TSS Registry, the centralized registry for the use of Toll-Free Numbers in text messaging and multimedia services; and RouteLink, the alternative solution for accessing authoritative Toll-Free routing data.
Top Values Provided:
- Maximized legacy asset value
- Accelerated AWS Migration
- Financial return through legacy equipment buyback
- Reduced operational costs
- Reduced overall carbon emissions
- Improved agility and scalability
Somos, a global provider of telephone number and identity information services, was seeking a solution to securely recycle, resell and dispose of their four on-premise data centers that were decommissioned after migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ensuring compliance with the company’s security policy, Somos required a partner that could handle the IT assets according to their standards. ReluTech, an AWS Global Recommended Partner, was chosen to help Somos achieve their goals.
Secure IT Asset Disposition (SITAD) Selection
Somos compared several SITAD organizations to find the one that best fit their security policy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) requirements. ReluTech stood out as the top choice due to their reputation, flexibility and ability to work closely with Somos and AWS throughout the process.
Efficient Decommissioning Process
Although not directly involved in migrating workloads, ReluTech played a critical role in planning the post-migration work. The decommissioning process was efficient and smooth, with ReluTech accommodating Somos’ needs and ensuring a quick turnaround time. The equipment was carefully verified, unracked, packed, and crated before being sent to the processing center.
On-site Secure Shredding
To comply with Somos’ security policy, ReluTech provided on-site secure shredding of sensitive data tapes. This service ensured that sensitive information was safely disposed of and met Somos’ stringent security requirements.
Benefits of Working with ReluTech
Somos experienced several benefits when working with ReluTech, including:
- Easy collaboration: Somos’ account partner, David Norman, listened carefully to their requirements and worked transparently to meet their expectations.
- Professionalism: ReluTech’s team, led by Tony Cicco, provided exceptional on-site support during the decommissioning process, ensuring a smooth experience for Somos.
- Security compliance: By offering on-site secure shredding and adhering to Somos’ security policy, ReluTech met the company’s high standards for data protection.
ReluTech’s IT Divest services played a crucial role in helping Somos decommission their on-premise data centers securely and efficiently. Their professionalism, flexibility, and adherence to Somos’ security policy allowed the company to focus on its core business operations while ensuring the safe disposal of sensitive data and equipment.