Blog: First Group

03 Oct 2017 Bill Ramos

Project Complete: FirstGroup — App Deployment into Azure IaaS Pilot
DB Best just finished a proof of concept for FirstGroup by running their school bus route planning and tracking application on Azure.

This Java application consists of a dozen JBoss servers running on Linux communicating with users around the country through a web UI. This is an IOT application because it receives live GPS and status messages from school busses around the country.

DB Best migrated the underlying database from Oracle to SQL Server on Azure, migrated the Java code, and constructed a VPN bridge for applications on premise to connect securely to the database in Azure. In this project we also had to resolve some breaking limitations of old versions of JBoss 5 and Windows 2003.