Server to Cloud Migration

Homegate.ch Customer Story

Renting Swiss properties is difficult. The Swiss property market is thriving with low occupancy rates and fierce competition whenever properties come on the market to rent or buy.

Homegate.ch eases the pain of finding a home by bringing the market to all people, 24/7 via their site that is visited 9 million times a month. And beecom has been busy helping the largest real estate portal in Switzerland operate faster and better.

Read on about Homegate.ch experience with beecom in migrating their data from server to cloud.

Client

homegate.ch is the largest real estate portal in Switzerland and one of the leading Swiss digital companies with more than 100,000 properties currently on offer, 9 million page visits and over 200 million page views each month. Homegate AG is part of the Swiss media group Tamedia AG, and another shareholder is the Zürcher Kantonalbank.

Location

The headquarter is in Zurich and their office is located in Lausanne

Company size

51-200 employees

Products

the Homegate Group experts work in the areas of digital real estate marketing and financing, product and website development, database management, and sales and marketing. Together with the Zürcher Kantonalbank, homegate.ch offers an online mortgage available everywhere in Switzerland.

Challenge

homegate.ch needed to migrate their data from Server to Cloud to save on costs, resources, maintenance and gain easy access to their central information system.

Solution

As Pre-Migration work, the beecom team, headed by Maurice Ray, assessed the project and installed Add-on Clean Up to get rid of add-ons that are not available on the Atlassian Cloud. He also conducted a partial migration as a proof of concept to validate the process.

Maurice then provided homegate.ch with Atlassian Access, a centralized identity and security system across Jira and Confluence.

Secure identity management and single sign-on have also been implemented so homegate.ch employees, partners, and customers are authenticated by Okta.

Users were also renamed from SamAccountName (LDAP Attribute) to the user’s Email address as Username. Duplicate User Accounts were also merged.

Lastly, a “cloud” export from Jira for upload to the Atlassian Cloud was processed. Confluence was also migrated with the Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant Addon.

“The server to cloud migration facilitated by beecom was fast and seamless. We value beecom’s extensive expertise and experience in handling projects like this. It was a pleasure to work with Maurice and his team.”

Peter Grube
Software Engineer, Homegate AG

The best way to move everything you need from Confluence Server or Data Center to Atlassian Cloud is through installing the Confluence Migration Assistant which homegate.ch deployed in consultation with beecom.

Results

The server to cloud migration allowed Homegate to reduce costs by as much as 15%, save on resources, and optimize access and on-boarding of new users. The Product Migration was completed within 24 hours with no down-time.

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