November 04, 2022 Case Study

EFS Facilities Services Choose LogicEra to Migrate their Oracle and it’s sub systems to Azure, from SPARC Platform

EFS Facilities Services Choose LogicEra to Migrate their Oracle

About EFS

EFS Facilities Services is a regional leader in delivering integrated facilities management services across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. For more than 20 years, EFS is well-acknowledged by all for providing quality services to some of the biggest regional names including leading multinationals in the region. Since 2009, the company has expanded its diversified clientele through its comprehensive services offering across the region.

From the beginning, EFS has set new benchmarks in facilities management through quality service delivery and innovation. The sustained track record of nearly 100 percent client retention and accolades for high customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of EFS’ legacy.

Their FM portfolio comprises of prominent and prestigious clients ranging from large government entities to many Fortune 500 companies. They offer total facilities management solutions consisting of over 75 Services through dedicated business verticals such as Oil & Gas, Banking, Industrial, Public Sector, Integrated Workplaces, Education, Retail, and Mixed-Use Developments.


Facilities services




EFS’s global footprint spans over 21 key countries across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Turkey.

How did we help?

  • Windows server migration to Azure (rehosting, modernization)
  • Oracle on Azure
  • SQL server migration to Azure (rehosting, modernization)
  • DevOps on Azure

Customer Challenge

DataCenter modernization (Microsoft Azure) -EFS Facilities decided to migrate their complete Datacenter from Private Datacenter to Public for better business continuity and value for the business.

  • Datacenter Migration from Private to Public Cloud
  • The client’s Expectation was to improve the availability of business-critical applications within Reasonable TCO.
  • A major part of their workload was, Oracle’s JD Edwards which was hosted on the SPARC platform and its major challenge was to either migrate or set up Fresh with Customer’s Data and Application on Oracle Linux on Azure due to major incompatibilities across the platforms.
  • Massive setup of about 800 users, numerous technical challenges from resources on hand to incompatibilities.
  • Microsoft Azure being the superior solution, LogicEra managed to convince customers of Microsoft Azure despite Oracle being very competitive in offering FREE migration to Oracle Cloud.
  • LogicEra Architectures and their knowledge about licensing across Windows & Oracle Platform helped to secure the deal and provide trust and comfortable which customer was seeking to confirm their choice to go Microsoft Azure.

Our Solution

Objectives of the project combined from Customer and LogicEra being Microsoft Azure brand ambassadors:

  • Enhanced Performance of Business Applications, better availability with lower TCO.
  • Optimized setup for business to take advantage of powerful computing of Azure, Storage, Applications,

Network & Infrastructure.

  • Project of its own kind, Migrating a massive legacy of 15 years from the SPARC platform to Oracle Linux on

Azure with better TCO, performance, and elasticity.

  • Lower TCO, Compute power enhancement, modernized & better control.
  • Despite of the technical challenges of even taking Data out of their Data Center, LogicEra‘s expertise delivered well before time.


Massive legacy and a very short time until we had to exit from their Current Datacenter by migrating their 20+ years legacy to Microsoft Azure Tenant. From Infrastructure to Oracle Systems & Storage everything should work as is today with better performance and lower TCO.

  • Infrastructure Migration
  • Platform & Applications on Azure VMs
  • Oracle’s JD Edwards Fresh setup on Azure by migrating from SPARC to Oracle Linux which includes, Oracle DB, DV Setup & Production along with all the sub-systems. whatever is working today should be working on Azure too.
  • WAN Infrastructure
  • Storage and File Servers Modernization

Success Measures

Cost, Performance, and delivery within the time frame were the major success measures.

  • Lower TCO
  • Delivered within time
  • Better performance and availability of business-critical applications like Oracle’s JD Edwards