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Infrastructure Upgrade

Client: Health Insurer
Industry: Financial Services


This company specialized in health insurance, has been providing services for more that 70 years that complement public health insurance coverage, and for three decades, a travel insurance component in partnership with various international assistance networks.

Challenges

  • Need to increase server capacities to manage a 5% annual increase of data growth
  • Need to address performance requirements from users
  • Need for a powerful and versatile infrastructure to support evolving needs for years to come

Our Contribution

The client wanted a new, powerful and versatile infrastructure to support evolving needs for years to come. This option offered a capacity superior to its current needs, to reach the maximum of its consumption after 4 to 5 years. However, this choice involved decommissioning the existing equipment, and therefore the loss of investments made for their acquisition.

ESI instead proposed an alternative solution based on adaptability, to meet future needs, while minimizing short-term investments to meet the current demand.
ESI offered the client a solution integrating existing components to increase capacity and meet delivery schedule while reducing the risk.

Services

Strategic advice
Architecture & design
Infrastructure architecture

Outcome

Implementation of a Cisco UCS blade server to optimize virtual infrastructure, increase agility and reduce operational complexity without configuration constraints. Progressive and flexible provisioning according to the consumption curve, with a high availability rate and unmatched growth potential. Reuse of existing components reducing required investments. Using Cisco Performance Manager software to measure bandwidth requirements to minimize expenses, improve availability and efficiency, and reduce risk.