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Case Study

Performance Testing to Give Proof of Cloud Benefits

Vida Homeloans were looking to migrate from a data centre to Azure. Performance testing the new environment gave solid proof of the operational improvements and cost efficiency that was going to be achieved. 

Performance testing for cloud migration is the best way to ensure operational improvements and cost efficiency for the application that’s being migrated.

Vida Homeloans are a specialist lender for customers who fall outside the criteria of mainstream lenders. With a proposition that’s criteria driven, it’s imperative that the mortgage application system performs highly to achieve the level of service they pride themselves on for intermediaries and customers, over the entire mortgage journey.

Vida Homeloans had made the decision to move away from data centre hosting and over to a cloud-based solution. The team felt that there were performance improvements that could be made and moving to a new environment could potentially be the opportunity to achieve those improvements. With the current data centre contract coming to an end, it was the perfect opportunity to embrace cloud adoption and migrate over to Azure.

Changing the data environment successfully relied heavily on delivery deadlines being met and achieving a seamless transition for rehosting. Instigating a hosting move was a challenging prospect as outages needed to be avoided at all costs. Any delays or disruptions would have major cost implications and would negatively impact on the service that intermediaries and customers received.

Vida Homeloans needed assurances before they undertook the cloud migration project that performance would improve with Azure and that the new environment would definitely be better than their current hosting environment.

We now know exactly what we will see on Azure in terms of performance improvement and cost reduction, which is critical before making the move. Synetec also provided us with a testing tool we can keep using before rolling out any updates, ensuring continuity.

David Flashman, Head of IT, Vida Homeloans

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