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Customer story - NAC - The journey from Microsoft hybrid cloud to Microsoft native cloud

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How Nordic Aviation Capital A/S made the transition from a hybrid cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to a pure/native cloud (PaaS/SaaS). As one of the first companies to adopt both Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in Denmark. We will talk about the bold vision to GO ALL Cloud, the impact on the business and IT department, challenges along the journey, touch a bit on Capex vs. Opex (Cost) and explain which approaches and technologies that was implemented to support the business.

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Customer story - NAC - The journey from Microsoft hybrid cloud to Microsoft native cloud

  1. 1. Customer Story: Nordic Aviation Capital - The journey from Microsoft hybrid cloud to Microsoft native cloud
  2. 2. Peter Selch Dahl Cloud Architect, Azure MVP Mads Krog-Jensen Head of IT at Nordic Aviation Capital
  3. 3. • Introduction to Nordic Aviation Capital. • Before going cloud native with Microsoft Azure. • High-level view of the old setup • How was the user experience. • The vision behind the move. • After the completed transition to Microsoft Azure. • New cloud services used. • End-user satisfaction. • Lessons learned. • Shift in IT focus. • Capex vs. Opex (Pay-As-You-Go vs. Infrastructure). • Focus on innovation. • New employees with focus on business. • Continuous adoption. • Q/A • Raffle / Lottery (LEGO Star Wars) From hybrid to the cloud native
  4. 4. Strictly Private and Confidential Nordic Aviation Capital Company Presentation March 2018
  5. 5. 5 Historic milestones NAC was founded in Skive, Denmark by aviation entrepreneur Martin Møller NAC's HQ moved to Billund, and a new office opened in Ireland NAC acquired 39 ATR 72’s from American Airlines in the company's largest portfolio acquisition from an airline – to date NACs asset base reaches US$1 billion, fleet reaches 150+ aircraft Historic $2.1bn+ order of 90 ATR aircraft placed at the Paris Airshow. This was the largest new order purchase agreement signed by NAC to date Martin Møller partnered with EQT and KIRKBI NAC purchased Aldus and Jetscape and fleet reached 350+ aircraft 1990 2004 2008 2010 2013 2015 2016 NAC signed a firm order for 10 new ATR 72-600s, plus options for another 10 additional aircraft. This was the first new order purchase agreement to be signed by NAC 2011 2017 Assigned a BBB+ investment grade credit rating by Kroll Bond Rating Agency 2015/16 NAC agrees to purchase aircraft portfolios from ALC comprising 25 ATR 42/72-600 and 25 Embraer 175/190 aircraft
  6. 6. NAC at a glance 6 We are the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company Global Leader in Regional Aircraft Leasing and Financing. Focus on larger regional aircraft (70-130 seat segment) 425 70+ 70 customers in 47 countries. Global presence and diversified client base 21years Long track record of consistent and profitable growth. Consistently achieve high levels of profitability and ROE BBB+ Investment Grade Rating by Kroll Rating Agency Value of owned aircraft. Leading Lessor with ATR, Bombardier and Embraer 5.8bn Employees Globally 250+
  7. 7. 7Note: Data as of March 2018 A global organization located close to the customers Business area BLL LIM FLL SIN TOR Tota l Executive management 3 2 5 Marketing 2 18 3 5 3 31 Transaction execution & management 27 39 7 6 5 84 Finance & treasury 20 22 2 4 0 48 Global Funding 7 0 0 0 0 7 Other support functions 32 3 2 0 0 37 Total number of employees 91 84 14 15 8 212 • NAC has the largest and most experienced marketing team in the sector • The majority of the team has between 10 and 20 years of experience marketing regional aircraft • Best technical capabilities in the regional aircraft space • Local deal teams in all major time-zones empowered to close transactions • Consistent delivery of high quality fleet solutions tailored to meet individual clients specific needs • Global presence and scale with all leasing functions in-house • Scalable platform capable of supporting significant growth • Robust credit and operator screening and monitoring process NAC Offices Fort Lauderdale, USA Billund, DenmarkToronto, Canada Limerick, Ireland Singapore
  8. 8. 8Note: Data as of March 2018 A growing global customer base 2014: 33 lessees in 23 countries 2016: 67 lessees in 45 countries 2018: 70 lessees in 47 countries
  9. 9. 9Note: Data as of March 2018 A growing global customer base 2014: 33 lessees in 23 countries 2016: 67 lessees in 45 countries 2018: 70 lessees in 47 countries North America Central / South America Africa / Middle East Asia Australi a Europe
  10. 10. Our Fleet NAC has 425 owned and managed aircraft 10 ATR 42 32 aircraft Dash 8 88 aircraft E170/175 26 aircraft E190/195 104 aircraft ATR 72 145 aircraft CRJ900/10000 23 aircraft CS300 7 aircraft
  11. 11. Azure Hybrid infrastructure at NAC before transition Hyper-V High-Availability & Resiliency Primary site DirectAccess virtual machine Service Manager virtual machine Exchange virtual machine Shamrock virtual machine Exchange replica virtual machine Shamrock replica virtual machine Replicate over LAN link SAN Send/receive replica traffic SAN R1 R2 P1 P2 Replica site Nordic Aviation Capital was one of the first companies in Denmark to establish a Microsoft hybrid cloud setup between the datacenter in Billund, Jutland in the summer of 2014. The goal was to bring the servers closer to the end-users and reduce latency. • Running a classic Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V HA setup • Using System Center 2012 R2: • Service Manager • Configuration Manager • Operations Manager • Virtual Machine Manager • Microsoft DirectAccess Multi-site setup • Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS-R) • Microsoft SQL servers • Applications servers More than 70+ servers in Azure & On-prem
  12. 12. Before the cloud native transition to Microsoft Nordic Aviation Capital was one of the first companies in Denmark to establish a Microsoft hybrid cloud setup between the datacenter in Billund, Jutland in the summer of 2014. The goal was to bring the servers closer to the end-users and reduce latency. Microsoft case story Azure Datacenters used in hybrid: • East US • North Europe • South East Asia Main datacenter in Billund, Jutland
  13. 13. Before the cloud native transition to Microsoft Nordic Aviation Capital global IT is connected by using Cisco Route-Based routing with Microsoft Azure backbone for routing of traffic between the different regions in a mesh topology.
  14. 14. The grant vision behind the move….
  15. 15. After the completed transition to Microsoft Azure Some of the SaaS applications used today.
  16. 16. After the completed transition to Microsoft Azure Billund Toronto Ireland Fort Lauderdale SingaporeOpen AP / Roaming Azure AD DS (Legacy services) ShamrockLaserNet OCR 3.Party SaaS (Printix, PeopleHR, etc.) Azure Active Directory / Azure Conditional Access Simplified network design, distributed cloud services and a lot of happy users.
  17. 17. After the completed transition to Microsoft Azure Azure Conditional Access for Azure Active Directory
  18. 18. After the completed transition to Microsoft Azure Azure subscriptions Office365 Our apps Partner apps Application gallery Account created and managed in Azure AD Azure AD joined Windows 10 device Sign-in with Azure AD identity Azure AD Joined devices
  19. 19. Active Directory domain joined devices. We started the journey in November 2017 with 250+ devices February Monday this week
  20. 20. Azure Active Directory Cloud Only Identity Switching from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory Cloud-only identity. Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled -EnableDirSync $true https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-off-directory-synchronization-for-office-365-ee5f861e-bd48-4267-83d1-a4ead4b4a00d
  21. 21. Migration of legacy applications This slide shows the legacy applications that is left after the migration. … NAC’s workloads/apps in Azure IaaS Virtual network Managed domain available in your NAC VNet. Automatic background sync to your managed domain C5 RDS (HTML5) Lasernet
  22. 22. Migration of legacy applications This slide shows the legacy applications that is left after the migration.
  23. 23. After the transition to Native Cloud FOUR IaaS servers remaining in Azure
  24. 24. A shift in IT focus…..New employees: Adopt to change
  25. 25. A shift in IT focus…..Improving business productivity
  26. 26. A shift in IT focus…..

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