Project Overview

Cork County Council
Customer Profile
Public Service Local Authority responsible for providing a diverse range of services to the citizens of Cork county.
Public Sector
Business Situation
The Odyssey system which streamlines the processing of planning applications, was running on legacy server versions, the support of which was soon to expire. 

Solution Description

Deployed new servers with up to date versions of MS Windwos and SQL Server Software & Migrated the Odyssey application to a fully supported & compliant server software configuration.


The Odyssey system has been future proofed against security threats. The migration also provided enhanced system performance for web applications.

Country / Region


Cork County Council

Kay O'Keeffe - IS Analyst, Cork County Council

“Odyssey is a critical system in Cork County Council’s Planning application suite. Security, reliability and performance of the system are crucial to the Business.

The services provided by OpenSky were key to ensuring a smooth transition to the new servers with minimal impact to the Business. From the get-go, their dedicated team worked in close collaboration with our ICT staff culminating in a well-planned migration and successful outcome, which ensures Odyssey continues to perform with optimal compliance and security.”

Business Situation

Cork County Council requested OpenSky to carry out a technical review of the Odyssey system, with a view
to future proofing the system against security threats, while identifying potential enhancements based on
more up to date Microsoft software technology.

The Odyssey system had been running on a combination of Microsoft Windows and SQL Server versions
2008, the support of which was ending in January 2020. This was a pivotal factor in the decision to upgrade
the system to mitigate the risks associated with hosting a business-critical application on legacy software.
In order to deliver the highest priority elements of the migration as quickly as was safe to do, it was agreed
to divide the project into phases.

The objective of the 1st Phase was to deliver a fully migrated, functional and secure Odyssey web
application by way of Server Software Upgrade and System Migration. This has been completed and
delivered successfully as detailed in this case study.