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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

AKS offers the quickest way to start developing and deploying cloud-native apps, with built-in code-to-cloud pipelines and guardrails. Get unified management and governance for on-premises, edge, and multi-cloud Kubernetes clusters.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides highly available, fully managed OpenShift clusters on demand, monitored and operated jointly by Microsoft and Red Hat. Kubernetes is at the core of Red Hat OpenShift, OpenShift brings added-value features to complement Kubernetes.

Azure Virtual Machines

Migrate your business- and mission-critical workloads to Azure infrastructure and improve operational efficiency. Run SQL Server, SAP, Oracle software and high-performance computing applications on Azure Virtual Machines. Choose your favorite Linux distribution or Windows Server.

Microsoft Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform and an online portal that allows you to access and manage cloud services and resources provided by Microsoft. These services and resources include storing your data and transforming it, depending on your requirements.

Microsoft Projects

The Client:
OneBridge Benefits specializes in bringing cutting-edge technology and client-focused administration services to account-based health plans including Funded HRAs (Health Reimbursement Accounts) and FSAs (Flexible Spending Accounts).

The Challenge:

In an effort to bring more value to customers, OneBridge embarked on an initiative to improve the way it delivered account statements and other daily correspondences to its customers. The company had been relying heavily on a 3rd-party print vendor which hindered their ability to be nimble and responsive to their client and resulted in increased cost to the overall model.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which included autoscaling and integration with monitoring and security platforms.

“OneBridge is a leader in the HRA market, competing on speed and flexibility,” said Ross Beard, Vice President at Shadow-Soft. “We quickly understood how this project tied to OneBridge’s business objectives. We were ecstatic to hear the successful project reduced statement delivery times from two weeks to within hours. At Shadow-Soft, we strive to understand how our customer’s immediate needs impact their big picture business objectives.”

The Results:

The OneBridge platform is now responsible for processing all statements internally, which is delivering significant cost savings and efficiency gains. OneBridge is passing on these savings to its customers with most seeing a 40% cost reduction in their printing costs. Customers are now receiving their statements within hours via their online portal, significantly faster than the two weeks they had to wait in the past.

In addition, OneBridge customers now have a flexible print model to communicate to their participants. In the future, OneBridge will work with its customers to build business logic that can be customized to meet their specific communication needs.

The Client:

A national gourmet food supplier serving supermarkets, gourmet stores and delicatessens throughout the USA and Puerto Rico.

The Challenge:

The customer needed assistance deploying Openshift 4.x ARO cluster on pre-existing customer Azure environment, deploying WordPress instances, and migrate initial existing application workloads.

The Results:

A successful pilot and implementation of Azure Red Hat OpenShift to speed the time of deployment by 4x compared to an on-premise deployment.  Microsoft Azure’s IaaS services coupled with Red Hat OpenShift delivered by Shadow-Soft made the creation of Kubernetes infrastructure easy.

The Client:

The client makes shopping for everyday needs simpler and hassle-free by offering an assortment of the most popular brands at low everyday prices.

The Challenge:

Shadow-Soft provided a fully three day proof of concept remote consulting engagement for the customer in order to move them forward in their digital transformation using containers and orchestration.

The Results:

Installed OpenShift to target multi-cloud environments
Configured 10 nodes of OpenShift
Demonstrated OpenShift workflow
Deployment of example containers
Defined and documented a roadmap

Provided assistance wtih NexTraq’s physical migration from on premise to Microsoft Azure.


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Microsoft + GitHub

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Microsoft Gold Partner?

Shadow-Soft has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner with Cloud Platform Competency. Read on to learn why and how this can help you as a Shadow-Soft customer.

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