Real world experience

Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration

NWT help deliver a complex, multi-national, data centre migration programme

The challenge

Cancom UK provide IT services to a wide variety of global customers across a range of sectors. In the summer of 2019, Cancom were approached by a US affiliate to assist Kontoor Brands Inc, a major fashion retailer (owner of Lee Wrangler and other household brands) to deploy strategic greenfield data-centre co-locations as part of a major IT transformation.Working in conjunction with Kontoor’s IT service partner (a major global IT service provider), Cancom procured, shipped, install and build the required IT systems in each location. This included core LAN and WAN networks (including APIC fabric), SAN storage, Wintel compute platforms, Nutanix clusters and IBM P-Series servers. Additionally, Cancom UK would supply and install all of the structured cabling required to support the deployment in the co-lo data-centre.

The role

NWT provided end-to-end project management and technical design services to Cancom to help assure the Kontoor Brands delivery. We deployed a Project Management and Design team to work with Cancom and the Kontoor management team to develop and agree the scope of the project and produce a detailed and comprehensive statement of work.Cancom’s expert team of technical specialists worked with Cancom’s partners in the target regions to define the technical deliverables and the project requirements to be able to present to Kontoor a comprehensive and holistic project approach.

Key outcome

Despite challenging timeframes, logistical complexity, multiple delivery partners and external challenges (an unstable political climate in Hong Kong for example,) the EMEA and APAC deployments were delivered to cost, time and specification. NWT’s Programme methodology and the global, subject-matter expertise within Cancom resulted in a successful deployment for Kontoor Brands and excellent customer feedback for Cancom along with the establishment of a long-term relationship with a major global company.