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DATA CENTER MIGRATION

client

Fortune 50 Insurance Company

Customer Overview

  • Leading global provider of insurance, annuities & employee benefit programs
  • $48B in annual revenue
  • IT spend of $1,249M (44% Infrastructure, 56%ADM)
  • Highly complex/integrated IT infrastructure and teams of highly skilled operations technicians, infrastructure engineers, and architects
  • Business Problem

  • After acquisition of a subsidiary of another company, the acquirer had a daunting task of migrating the newly acquired DC into its existing DC
  • Both timeline and budget were a constraint
  • Approach

  • Discovery of existing components at the newly acquired DC
  • Post analysis, it was decided that the existing HW was obsolete
  • Build out new infrastructure, that would provide HA and DR needs
  • Conducted detail discovery of applications to be migrated
  • Created a detail migration plan & migrated applications to new env
  • Worked with existing ops team to define the future operational model of the combined data center
  • Outcome

  • Successful management of many moving parts -HW procurement, meeting with business to detail out migration plan, implementing a through communication plan
  • Implementations of newly procured HW
  • Well defined operational processes and chargeback mechanisms; DR and rollback strategy has been detailed
  • Completed migration of approximately 60 applications

  • Meticulous execution of a large, complex, and highly-visible initiative