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Overview

Foxtel is a leading live streaming and pay television company in Australia focused on direct broadcast, satellite and cable television transmission. This premium entertainment brand has over 4 million subscribers in Australia.  

With its subscriber base expanding rapidly, Foxtel needed to transform its digital landscape and business operations by adopting a cloud-first IT consolidation strategy to optimise operational costs and create value for its customers. 
 

Challenges

The company entrusted TCS with its digital transformation wish list. It included creating a highly robust disaster recovery regime, driving greater agility across business operations, and reducing costs at the same time. It required approximately 300 business applications across more than 1,000 servers to be migrated to cloud.

As the primary technology partner, TCS helped Foxtel reimagine its enterprise technology landscape across all applications, data, infrastructure, and security with automated cloud migration and modernisation services to unlock efficiencies, deliver future architecture, drive business growth, and achieve sustainable value.
 

Solution

TCS developed a cloud migration strategy to help Foxtel analyse its application landscape quickly. It helped Foxtel leverage AWS to transform its digital landscape and exit its Sydney, Melbourne, and Gold Coast data centres.

As the AWS Application Transformation and Migration Partner of the Year, TCS executed Foxtel's cloud journey in three phases—the first was to modernise their app, followed by establishing a cloud operating model. After this, TCS started conversations with Foxtel regarding application lifecycle automation and app modernisation.

The TCS solution facilitated innovation, ensuring business resilience. It automated the creation of AWS landing zones, which works as a starting point from which Foxtel can quickly launch and deploy workloads and applications confidently.

The solution helped define, design, and deploy cloud foundations on AWS that helped Foxtel business achieve the right balance between governance and the freedom to build new applications in future. The TCS Cloud Migration Factory, an accelerator that helps simplify, automate, and secure migration processes, was used to plan and automate application migrations to AWS.
 

Benefits

With this project, TCS has propelled Foxtel’s vision to provide availability and reliability to their business applications in a very competitive media industry.

Furthermore, a flexible, agile, and resilient cloud platform means Foxtel can now provision for its systems within hours instead of days. With the move to AWS, TCS helped Foxtel reduce its technology costs by 60%. Here are some of the other major benefits for Foxtel:

  • Faster provisioning of systems, from days to hours
  • Higher flexibility, agility and resilience provided by the AWS cloud platform
  • 20% reduction in total cost of ownership through data centre exit and consolidation
  • 60% reduction in tech debt, which means Foxtel can focus on prioritising speedy delivery over perfect code
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progressive organisations such as Foxtel are partnering with TCS to drive their multi-horizon cloud transformation journeys on AWS to become more resilient and agile, and to accelerate their innovation and growth. As our strategic partner, TCS provided Foxtel with ready-to-use, quick-start deployment templates and automation to accelerate our cloud migration. – David Kemp, Infrastructure and Operations, Foxtel