Sitecore 10 Migration and Performance Boost for a Global Workspace Leader

  • IndustryReal estate
  • Solution Sitecore


The Client’s website was facing significant performance challenges, primarily due to operating on an outdated Sitecore 8 platform while the more advanced Sitecore 10 was available. This older version was linked to slower loading times for certain pages, averaging around 4 seconds. Additionally, there were issues of data inconsistency across servers, attributed to limitations in the Lucene library.

Addressing these problems was crucial for ensuring seamless website operations, maintaining optimal performance, and enhancing effective visitor conversion. This case study focuses on the necessary upgrade project to resolve these issues.

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The Сlient, a workspace innovation company established in 1999, specializes in offering tailored solutions that inject flexibility, reduce costs, and enhance enterprise performance. Operating globally in major cities across continents including London, New York, Berlin, and Sydney, the Сlient provides a comprehensive range of services.


In response to the identified issues with the Client’s website, our team embarked on a systematic upgrade of the Sitecore platform from version 8 to version 10. Our approach adhered to a standard Sitecore upgrade methodology, which included several key steps to ensure a successful transition and enhanced website performance. The strategy was executed by a dedicated team, composed of a project manager, Sitecore-certified developers, a system architect, and QA specialists. Below outlines the core components of our upgrade methodology.

1. Preparation and Planning

  • Audit of existing system
  • Risk assessment

2. Development Environment Setup

  • Upgrade sandbox creation
  • Version control setup

3. Execution of Upgrade

  • Incremental upgrade
  • Developing new features and integrations
  • Code refactoring

4. Quality Assurance and Testing

  • Automated and manual testing
  • Performance optimization
  • Implementing website health monitoring

5. Data Management

  • Lucene to Solr migration
  • Geospatial search implementation
  • Data integrity checks

6. Go-Live and Post-Launch Support

  • Staged deployment
  • Post-upgrade support

This structured approach not only addressed the immediate technical challenges but also positioned the Client’s website for future scalability and innovations in digital experience management.


Sitecore Development, Sitecore Migration, Business Analysis, Project Management, UI/UX Design, System Audit and Assessment, Data Migration Services, Testing and Quality Assurance, Training and Support, Performance Optimization, Integration Services, Change Management.


Tech Stack
Sitecore 8, Sitecore 10, JSS, SXA, SOLR, Lucene, ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, React, MS SQL, Redis
Rackspace, New Relic, Cloudflare


SaM Solutions’ team expertly managed the website’s upgrade from Sitecore 8 to Sitecore 10, ensuring services remained uninterrupted.

This strategic enhancement notably improved the site’s performance, increasing page load speed by 4x.

Moreover, the transition from Lucene to Solr not only expedited and refined search capabilities but also resolved the challenge of data inconsistencies across servers.