SHAREPOINT: Migration from On-Premises to AWS
for a major payment service provider in KSA


SADAD Payment System is the national Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) service provider for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The core mandate for SADAD is to facilitate and streamline bill payment transactions of end consumers through all channels of the Kingdom’s Banks. SADAD links the commercial sector and local banks, offering the ability to collect customer payments electronically through all the banking channels in the kingdom 24 hours a day.


With the vision of "One solution for all payments", SADAD facilitates wide range of payment transactions for individuals, banks, businesses, and the government sector, while continuing to develop new payment products and services. SADAD is looking forward to migrate their present SharePoint 2010 on premises environment to Amazon Cloud Hosting (AWS) as a measure for an enhanced reliability of service, reporting capabilities and monitoring facilities.

Expectation from the Service

  • The migration to AWS should help SADAD to improve the reliability of their services, reporting capabilities and monitoring facilities
  • The cloud migration should be done with minimum downtime
  • The migration should enhance the security measures for SADAD
  • The migration should be helpful for SADAD to scale up or down depending on their business

The Challenges

SBC’s revamp to OTT entailed a lot of challenges

  • Minimum downtime

    Migration plan will be adopted by CYBOSOL in such a way that the down time encountered during the migration will be minimum and completely equipped with a backup plan using SharePoint Central Administration website.

  • Setting the existing environment to read only and creating a backup

    Existing SharePoint environment should be set to read only mode for the continuity of services. Thus users can continue to access the website and related services.

  • Creating a pre production environment in AWS

    A pre-production environment has to be created in AWS, which acts as the staging environment. The migration will be done to the pre-production environment using third party tools. Once migrated, customizations will be done along with testing the new environment.

The Solution

CYBOSOL, a strong player in the Customized SharePoint and Cloud Enabler Services, is committed to being a reliable and trusted partner for this strategic initiative. We help SADAD across all the stages in a service lifecycle, which commences with the assessment and planning, setting up the infrastructure environment, migration, managing & post delivery support.

The Result

Our Cloud Migration Services has helped SADAD move to the cloud seamlessly. Since migrating to AWS, SADAD has seen measurable improvement in performance with minimized cost. The migration to the AWS environment imparts the following points, which benefitted SADAD through this engagement.

  • Availability to scale up the environment as per the changing business requirements.
  • Flexible payment to pay only for the compute power, storage, and other resources used.
  • Considerable reduction in Lead Time.
  • Procuring a new server is much easy with AWS.