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Cloud Resilience

Global insurer leverages cloud

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Examining Cloud Resilience

Leading global insurer calls upon RedPixie’s cloud experience to prove its resilience for a key “line of business” application.

By Infrastructure Architect, Global Insurance Firm

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The Challenge

A global insurance firm was looking to provide increased resiliency for a number of Line of Business (LoB) applications through the use of cloud services. To gain business support, a successful proof of concept was required demonstrating the cloud’s suitability for this use case.

With this in mind, the firm sponsored us to provide support to their team, with the aim of hosting an internal LoB application in both Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS using Platform As A Service (PaaS) where possible. Our main focus was proving that the vendor's cloud technologies could match or outperform the existing on-premise solution.

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The Solution

We worked with the customer’s internal team to migrate the target application to the cloud using their respective PaaS offerings.

Throughout the POC, each cloud providers services offered unique challenges and we directed the team on a number of ideas that improved the application's functionality in the cloud.

This involved using skills sets from both Development & Infrastructure to match our own cloud experience. During the project, we transferred our knowledge to the customer enabling them to continue with the process after the PoC was complete.

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Our Method

In the short time we had available, we gained a great knowledge of the internal application and ran a number of interactive whiteboard sessions highlighting key features, concepts, and differences between the cloud solutions and on-premise solutions.

We helped the customer’s internal team with the technical migration and selection of appropriate cloud technologies to match their applications requirements.

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The Experience

Using the evidence and experience gathered by their team during the project, the customer has developed a clear understanding of both providers; their strengths and their weaknesses.

Using this knowledge in tandem with a clear understanding of their application profile, the customer has been able to recommend to their executive team which provider to partner with and deliver the cloud's proven benefits across a number of their applications.

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