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