Case Study

Mission accomplished: Government contractor moves Flexera solutions to the cloud


At a glance

This U.S. government contractor (alias: GovCon) develops solutions for defense, civil government, intelligence and cybersecurity customers. The company had a cloud-first initiative to migrate their Flexera on-premises solutions. By working closely with Flexera, GovCon was able to successfully migrate their Flexera on-premises instances to a private cloud.

The challenge

Move Flexera on-premises solutions to the cloud

GovCon kicked off a cloud-first IT initiative to evaluate all on-premises solutions in order to migrate them to the cloud. The company had been a long-time customer of Flexera on-premises solutions. GovCon had used FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) since 2012, which had provided value in multiple areas—most notably audit response and cost avoidance of Tier 1 and 2 publishers. GovCon had also purchased App Portal in 2018 and within two years had saved $467,000 in service desk costs. GovCon spent a year and a half building out a new environment, and it was crucial for them to not have to repeat this process because of migrating to Azure private cloud (GCC High).

In just two years,
App Portal had
saved them
in service desk costs

The Solution

Collaborating to find an answer

U.S. Government
contractor had a
and wanted to migrate
their Flexera on-premises

GovCon’s technical team, which is very knowledgeable in Flexera solutions with more than 30 years combined experience, put together a pre-migration checklist. It was reviewed by GovCon and Flexera product management teams to discuss any potential risks or issues.

The Results

Success moving to the cloud

GovCon was able to successfully migrate their Flexera on-premises FNMS and App Portal instances to Azure private cloud (GCC High). This was a huge win for them since it fulfilled their cloud-first migration initiative and allowed them to continue to use Flexera apps as cloud-based solutions. GovCon’s successful migration opens the door for government entities to be able to run Flexera solutions in private cloud environments that satisfy the regulatory and compliance environments they are subject to.

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