The new BizTalk Server version was implemented with an iterative process, fulfilling a set of pre-agreed actions of diagnosis, migration deployment, quality and production tests. «In addition, documentation of the whole procedure guaranteed a go-live with reduced downtime and total success», explains Tiago Oliveira, Project Technical Lead at Create IT.
Microsoft BizTalk Server is a middleware system that enables companies to automate the execution and workflow of business processes through adapters that connect the different software in use.
This diagram summarizes the project phases:
The implementation process was complex, as is normal in updating solutions with 10 years of difference (BizTalk Server 2006 to BizTalk Server 2016). But Create IT's experience, know-how and the strong commitment and involvement of Unicre ensured that the deployment was very successful, having fully complied with the agreed plan with the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
The implementation began in February 2018, taking about 10 weeks and involving 3 elements of Create IT and 4 of Unicre. The new version of BizTalk Server is being used without any reported occurrence so far.
Create IT has played an active role throughout the project, from consulting to technical implementation, testing and training. The last one allowed Unicre to gain autonomy for the solution management and maintenance, as was its initial goal.