Cisco Next Generation Converged Infrastructure
Ivari is a Canadian life insurance company in business for 80 years.
Ivari wanted to simplify the design and management of its business applications, allowing the IT department to focus on creating business value, rather than managing technology. This led to a substantial streamlining of the data center from 10,000 to 1,000 square feet.
- Simplify infrastructure to eventually use an IaaS platform
- Transform IT to focus on business
Ivari began changing its approach to IT infrastructure and management by first adopting a Cisco-validated Flexpod architecture. The project to implement Cisco’s next-generation converged infrastructure is part of Ivari’s virtualization strategy to increase the agility of its IT teams and simplify maintenance.
With ESI’s deep understanding of Ivari’s challenges and its industry, the assessment provided took into consideration current needs while ensuring that the architecture would also allow Ivari to integrate changes into its future business landscape. The long-standing partnership with Cisco and Ivari gave ESI a comprehensive view of customer challenges and requirements, enabling a value-added consultative approach.