Craft Silicon Achieves Zero Downtime Migration to Google Cloud

Enhances Service Availability and Compliance to Boost Customer Experience and Security

Case Study


About the Client

Craft Silicon is a leading financial/technology solutions provider, recognized as one of the most tech-savvy software groups globally. Over 300 customers use Craft Silicon’s products in over 30 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The company’s flagship product is its core banking solution, which provides financial institutions with a comprehensive platform to manage their core banking operations. Craft Silicon also offers a range of other solutions, including digital lending, mobile banking, and payment processing solutions.

Business Context

The financial solution provider market is rapidly growing, driven by the increasing demand for convenience and efficiency. Craft Silicon is well-positioned to capitalize on this growth with its innovative financial services. They needed a seamless UAT process to meet this objective.

Craft Silicon struggled with its UAT environment due to latency and scalability issues, affecting the speed of rolling out new features and hindering business growth.  The company sought to migrate UAT to a better cloud environment in order to increase service availability for customers in India. It wanted to ensure a secure migration with minimal disruption (zero downtime) of all data.

To enhance its service availability and security for customers in Jakarta and India, Niveus proposed migration to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) due to its advantages. GCP has built-in security features and compliance certifications, making it an ideal choice for migration. This migration aimed to improve testing capabilities, reduce costs, enhance security, and improve compliance.


The Solution

Niveus’s team helped migrate workloads from on-prem to GCP. It included providing the essential setup in GCP and creating infrastructure to host their application and databases. We also solutioned their disaster recovery (DR) environment and helped with infrastructure setup to replicate databases from Mumbai (India) on-prem data center to GCP. 

  • The requests from Craft Silicon’s external users were routed to the web layer that had the web server hosted in the Google Compute Engine and further to the application layer that hosted the app server
  • The application layer was integrated with the database layer with MS-SQL hosted in GCP
  • Continuous replication was set up between the on-prem data center and GCP for the MS SQL database and file server
  • On DR, the requests from Craft Silicon’s external users were routed to the application layer hosted in the Google Compute Engine through Google Cloud Load Balancer (GLB)

Key Value Delivered

  • Application and database disaster recovery was set up in a different region for business continuity in case of servers’ global/regional failure – as part of disaster recovery
  • Due to the quick implementation of the staging and DR environments, the Craft Silicon team was able to meet their client’s timelines

Business Impact

Zero downtime

Migration achieved with efficient infrastructure setup

In 3 weeks

The staging environment and the DR was implemented

Customer Testimonial

"Our decision to partner with Niveus for migrating our UAT environment from On-Premises to Google Cloud Platform has been nothing short of transformative. The seamless transition, expert guidance, and unparalleled support we received from Niveus made this migration a resounding success. Niveus truly exceeded our expectations, and we couldn't be happier with the results."

Madhesh NGIT Manager - Craft Silicon Pvt. Ltd.

Technology Stack

Compute Engine
Cloud IAM
Premier Network Tier
Google Cloud Load Balancer

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