Rather than maintain complex underlying infrastructure, the firm opted for a scalable hybrid architecture that met its demanding networking requirements

When ExxonMobil wanted to maintain mission-critical on-premises applications while taking advantage of cloud computing, the requirement was that the solution would result in reduced operational costs, speedier delivery of new cloud-native applications, and an accelerated hybrid cloud strategy.

By deciding on a modern, scalable cloud architecture to enable the development and deployment of cloud-native applications at scale, the firm was able to migrate a significant number of namespaces while meeting all internal security and compliance guidelines for migrating applications, data and assets to the cloud.

Since the migration ExxonMobil has been able to scale development and operations across cloud and on-premises environments. Its teams can enable delivery of customer services with more stability and less downtime, reduce the total cost of ownership of large on-premises environments, and help the organization focus on providing value for end users rather than maintaining complex underlying infrastructure.

Said the firm’s Container Platforms Solutions Architect, Chuck Uwanna:“Working alongside Red Hat as one migration team, we accurately assessed each unique workload, addressed potential complexities, and identified the most efficient path to a seamless migration for our customers. Leveraging the Migration Toolkit for Containers tool, we achieved significant throughput and a consistent output, leading to a timely completion of the migration project.”

According to Joe Fernandes, Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Red Hat, ExxonMobil knew the migration to the new hybrid cloud would give them the opportunity to create an infrastructure that would prepare them for future innovation: “ExxonMobil has embraced a true hybrid cloud architecture, leveraging different environments to achieve the best fit for each unique application. Additionally, the managed service architecture has allowed ExxonMobil to move from managing infrastructure to focusing on delivering new capabilities and services quickly.”