iQmetrix is one of the largest providers of retail software and point-of-sale solutions for specialty retail markets in North America
Headquarters:  Vancouver, Canada
Retail locations served:  20,000+
Transactions processed:  Over 90 million yearly


Moving to the Cloud to Achieve Maximum Business Potential

iQmetrix needed a cloud-based solution that would enable them to:

  • Firstly, quickly move their 600 virtual machines across 3 physical data centres to the cloud
  • Secondly, arrange two operating environments that were running side-by-side: on-premise data centres and Azure for newer applications
  • Thirdly, leverage the latest cloud-native toolsets to move away from traditional data centre processes
  • Also, modernize their practices with Azure and commit to no longer buying hardware
  • Lastly, gain from earlier investments in hardware that still had a useful economic life
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Ensuring a Solid Foundation to the iQmetrix Cloud Journey

Our Approach
  • First, conduct a cloud strategy and economic assessment of their three local data centres to determine the migration approach.
  • Then, assess the existing Azure environment to identify opportunities for cost, security and operational optimizations.
  • After that, develop a multi-year roadmap for their cloud journey with short-, medium- and long-term business objectives.
  • Next, guide the planning and architecture of the data centre migration.
  • Further, modernize their DevOps approaches to leverage automation.
  • Finally, support the execution of the roadmap and strategy.


A Modern Cloud Environment That Provides Real Value

Significant Savings Identified

Invero’s proprietary Azure Audit identified ways to simplify the Azure organization consumption licensing that allows iQmetrix to optimize their investment in the cloud .

Leveraging Invero’s Network of Partners

Thus, our strong bond with Microsoft and Ingram Micro let us offer iQmetrix a competitive solution that made their business case compelling. Also, our combined expertise provided the support they needed to plan and execute their cloud migration.

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Delivering Digital Optimization Services and Practical Solutions

To carry out this digital initiative, we used our Digital Foundation Toolset to provide iQmetrix with:

  • An Azure Audit to analyze and compare their Azure environment with best practices to know:
    • For instance, opportunities for cost savings
    • Plus, potential security reforms
    • Lastly, operational productivity improvements
  • An economic assessment on the data centre movement to examine and learn:
    • For example, optimal workload sizing and specifications
    • Plus, the workload profiles
    • Then, the estimated operating costs
  • A cloud roadmap and strategy that holds:
    • Workshops and interviews for alignment on existing challenges and setting
    • Surely, prioritizing and mapping advice
    • Above all, a complete report for the execution of the multi-year cloud adoption strategy
  • Ultimately, continuing expert guidance and aid with Azure architecture and data centre transition.
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