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Case Study: Data Center Relocation Project

Eight Million Averted in Annual Costs

 
“Business as usual is the sign of a sucessful project, and this migration allowed us to operate as such. There were no impacts to customers or employees throughout...  We could not have done it without your expertise and the hard work of your team.”
 
-Chief Executive Officer

Overview

With $27B in assets under management this financial services organization relocated their data center operations, staff, and infrastructure to a newly purchased facility with wholly upgraded infrastructure. As a result, their data center performance dramatically improved and positioned them for significant business growth and acquisitions for the next 5-10 years while averting $8 million in annual costs.

Results After Migration

Multiple solutions and strategic considerations required meticulous planning that achieved significant results. Here are some of their expressed benefits:

  • $8 million in annual costs averted
  • Data storage system has 100% more power
  • 500% faster network infrastructure with the latest technology standards
  • 28%-­40% increase in performance for key applications
  • 10% reduction in server population
  • 50% reduction in mainframe processing times
  • These results were accomplished with a record setting 12‐month uptime rate of 99.99% for the client and zero disruption to business operations.

 

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Client

Our client is the largest agricultural lending institution in the United States, servicing over 80,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners.

 

 Business Objectives:

  • Accommodate business growth
  • Improve agility to manage change
  • Strengthen security
  • Faster delivery of services

 

 Project Goals

  • Zero interruptions to business operations
  • Complete the build-out of a new data center facility
  • Support the data center and staff move
  • Complete the relocation schedule in 12 months

 

 Industry

 Financial services

 

 Region for Engagement

United States